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You | Caroline Kepnes
'Thriller of the year' Daily Mail When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the bookstore where Joe works he is instantly smitten. Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: tough, razor-smart and sexier than his wildest dreams. He'd kill to have her. Soon Beck can't resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom made for her. When a string of macabre incidents tears her world apart there is only one person she can turn to. But there's more to Joe than Beck realises and much more to Beck than her perfect facade. The obsessive relationship quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences... A chilling account of unrelenting, terrifying deceit, Caroline Kepnes' You is a thriller more perversely clever and dangerously twisted than any YOU have ever read. 'If you only read one new thriller this year, make it this one. It will stay with you long after you have put it down' Daily Mail 'A fantastically creepy thriller. The kind of book you put your life on hold for' Glamour 'Clever and chilling' ELLE 'A brilliant tale It's Gone Girl meets a sinister version of Girls' MARIE CLAIRE 'An addictive thriller!' Closer'I am RIVETED, AGHAST, AROUSED you name it. The rare instance when prose and plot are equally delicious.' Lena Dunham on YOU.
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Leanestaystrong1995
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Pickpick

I couldn't stop reading this book 😍😍😍😍😍

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sherryvdh
You | Caroline Kepnes
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I just checked out the audiobook of You on Libby. When I went to update my goodreads, I noticed I'm now reading both You and Me. Coincidental trend in my reading. 😆

AkashaVampie Haha 5d
Cinfhen Hahaha 5d
CoverToCoverGirl Our universe at work! HaHa 4d
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avgeyer
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Seriously late to the party on this one. I am 40 pages in and Joe is a CREEP. 👀

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Leanestaystrong1995
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Pickpick

If we were teenagers, I could kiss you. But I‘m on a platform behind a counter wearing a name tag and we‘re too old to be young.

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Kalalalatja
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Mehso-so

I‘m so conflicted about this, I don‘t really know how to review it. On one hand, it was compulsory readable. I just couldn‘t stop. On the other hand, Joe‘s obsessiveness, jealousy, and sexism scared me so much, because that‘s real. It isn‘t a fictionalised monster, they are real problems in the world. And it made me so uncomfortable to read about. So yeah, not really sure how I feel right now.

#SocialMediaFocus last book for #Booked2019, tho! 🙌

4thhouseontheleft Great review! Congrats on finishing up the challenge! 1w
MicheleinPhilly I couldn‘t agree with you more. I enjoyed reading this book but the fetishization of Joe that I see all over the internet makes me want to puke. 1w
squirrelbrain I agree with your review - it made me quite uncomfortable.... 1w
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Christine Well said. 1w
batsy Yup, I agree. I felt the same. Compulsively readable and as a book I liked it a lot, but the way in which the book is talked about by fans is deeply unsettling. 1w
Cinfhen Congrats on completing #Booked2019 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉I approached YOU as a totally fictional story but I can see your point about Joe. (edited) 1w
Kalalalatja @batsy reading your comment makes me so happy, because I realise I wanted to use “compulsively”, not compulsory 😅 I knew it was wrong, I just couldn‘t remember the right word, so thanks! 7d
Kalalalatja @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen thanks! Now I just have to start planning for #booked2020, but I‘m waiting to see which books I get for Christmas before I settle on anything 😄 7d
Kalalalatja @MicheleinPhilly @squirrelbrain @christine @batsy Joe gave me a big Incel-vibe, the way he blamed everybody else for everything and his misogynistic attitude. Just beyond creepy 7d
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Kalalalatja
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I started listening to this today on my drive to work, and oh my, Joe is a creep! I know I‘m late to the party, and so far, I‘m not sure I‘m that glad I joined 😅

Used for #SocialMediaFocus for #Booked2019

Sace I read this one. I think listening to it would be too scary! 😱 1w
ElizaMarie I read it at first then I relistened to it and I really preferred the audio. Joe is so so creepy! 1w
Leftcoastzen It seems like he‘s kinda yelling at the listener sometimes. 1w
Kalalalatja @Sace I haven‘t gotten to the really scary parts yet, I‘m just so creeped out by how stalkerish, misogynistic, obsessive and possessive Joe is. @ElizaMarie @Leftcoastzen I like the narrator, so far, but he gets intense at times! 1w
ElizaMarie I liked it both narrated and read. Also liked how he talks to the audience in the show. The second season comes out soon. I‘m super excited! 1w
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A_planNerd
You | Caroline Kepnes
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How do you Vacay? #goodreads

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parasolofdoom
You | Caroline Kepnes
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My top 5 books of the decade (by genre) -- Thriller

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SqueakyChu
You | Caroline Kepnes
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I didn‘t know anything about this book prior to reading it. It‘s not what I expected, but it is entertaining. I‘ll keep on reading it to see what develops...

cassiopia I listened to the audiobooks for this series. Loved it! 3w
SqueakyChu @cassiopia My husband had a funny reaction to this book which I found for him. He read a few pages and then stopped because he said the beginning of the book was “too creepy”. That was five years ago. I kept the book because I like “creepy” reads! 😃 3w
cassiopia Then he would not have liked the audio version. Although I found them to be very entertaining 😂 3w
SqueakyChu @cassiopia I just discovered that this was also made into a Netflix series. Interesting! 3w
SqueakyChu I loved this book. Got the sequel to this book at the library yesterday! 😃 (edited) 4d
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JessClark78
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I‘ve been wanting to read this ever since I watched the Netflix series. Getting started on it now.

BookBoggart I may have to do a reread of both before season 2 comes out next month! 1mo
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OriginalCyn620
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I shouldn‘t have a literary crush on Joe, but I do. 🖤🖤🖤
#characteryouhatetolove
#gratefulreads

ElizaMarie Ha! No you shouldn't! But the heart wants what it wants. I mean some parts of him are super intense but then it goes to crazy town real quick!

I am reading/listening to the sequel right now. But again. I am sucked back into Joe. He has that intensity that is magnetic (but way too problematic)
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OriginalCyn620 @ElizaMarie are you liking Hidden Bodies? I haven‘t read it yet...need to bump it up the TBR! (edited) 1mo
ElizaMarie I am. I mean being inside Joe's mind is like one of those slow motion train wrecks, difficult to look away... (Thats the saying right?) But, yes. I am really enjoying it!

Also have you seen the Netflix show?
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OriginalCyn620 @ElizaMarie yes, that‘s the saying! I did see the You series. It was really good but they made a lot of changes. Did you see it? 1mo
Kimberlone So accurate. Can‘t wait for the new season to come out on Netflix! I really need to read the second book now before it is released 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Dang it!!! Do we think alike are what?! I took a pic of this book at 445 this morning and I‘ve been too busy at work to post it!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 1mo
OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Ha! Maybe we‘re long-lost sisters. We really do think alike! 😂 1mo
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readingrockets
You | Caroline Kepnes
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Excited to start this one today! Loved the Netflix series. Can‘t wait to see how they compare.

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rather_be_reading
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Been working on getting the guest room ready for my Mom so of course I had to add a stack of books that she can read while shes here.

marleed Oooh, I read 4 out of 5! 2mo
GloVerdino I did that in my guest room and then the dog decided to try to “read” the books that were within her reach, she‘s not so good at reading! 2mo
lele1432 That‘s really thoughtful! 2mo
Come-read-with-me @rather_be_reading You‘re such a good daughter!! 💗 2mo
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abondbeyondblood
You | Caroline Kepnes
Pickpick

This book leaves you on the edge of your seat. The language wisps you away into a world of mystery, love, murder. A story about the dark side of romance.

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Butterfinger
You | Caroline Kepnes
Panpan

Eww! Gross! #imanoldprude
Gratuitous sex and violence. Just not a fan of these types of books. I'm glad it is done. #nwc I might have to watch the series on mute. It made me read outside of my comfort zone, but I would blush and hope no one was reading over my shoulder. I need to take a shower. 😳😖😜🙅 On a positive note, the narrator loved literature so many classic works were referred by him.

AkashaVampie I'm sorry I am just seeing this now sweetie. I really need to check the hashtags more often. I am still reading mine so i have that to look forward to!! haha Glad you could take a dive and read out of your comfort zone. I am doing the same. 2mo
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AkashaVampie
You | Caroline Kepnes
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Well saw the first episode today!!!! Its creepy! But so far its going with the book! #NWC

Darkside723 Personal opinion: such a satisfying netflix series. It‘s so fun watching how he justifies every single thing he does in the name of love. 2mo
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Leanestaystrong1995
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I got this on target I'm glad they have it, thank you so much 😍😍😍

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AnansiGirl
You | Caroline Kepnes
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#FriYay night with You. Picked up my copy weeks at the library and tonight I finally have a moment to read.

#novelwatchingcrew @AkashaVampie

AkashaVampie Yay!!! How is it making u feel?? 2mo
AnansiGirl @AkashaVampie pretty much similar feelings everybody mentioned in the NWC. Being in Joe‘s head space is creeeepy. 2mo
AkashaVampie @AnansiGirl so so creepy! 2mo
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thereadingunicorn
You | Caroline Kepnes
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Took a break form reading and start this one @TheReadingMermaid #teamstoker #buddyread @AsYouWish

Caroline2 Oh I loved this book. 😉 2mo
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
ElizaMarie I really liked it. (Read it twice) actually on my second watch of the show too 2mo
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rather_be_reading cute bookmark! 2mo
SilversReviews Love that bookmark!! 2mo
thereadingunicorn Thank you 2mo
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Laru79
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Finished this last night, I had to read it quick as I wanted to find out the full extent of Joe‘s creepiness and it was EXTREME!!!! The whole book was just unsettling, as it was supposed to be. I think there‘s a sequel, not sure I would read it. Maybe in time. Need to get some space from Joe first!

Reecaspieces It is also a series on Netflix. 2mo
Laru79 Is it any good? I‘m the last person on Earth not to have Netflix but there are more and more shows on it that I want to watch!! 2mo
Puredragonstar Such a good book!!! Super creeeeep! 2mo
Laru79 Definitely @Puredragonstar I have already caved and reserved the sequel at the library!! 2mo
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Catsandbooks
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Pickpick

4.5/5 ⭐️s Loved reading from the perspective of a psychopath. I hated all the characters, not because they were poorly written (in fact the opposite), but because they were trash people. So pretentious and disturbing. Excited to read the sequel!

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sharread
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OMG!!!!
😱👻 Audio book 👍

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AkashaVampie
You | Caroline Kepnes
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Reading for alittle bit and then going to take a shower.... then it's back to read til I pass out! *BTW this is a weird book and I'm only on the 2nd chapter. I've never read a book that says You so much!*

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Laru79
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Started on this yesterday and am already 125 pages in. Been meaning to read this for so long and am now suitably creeped out by it and guessing that feeling will last until I finish!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The ultimate creep you love to hate!! 😱😱 2mo
Laru79 He really is! I‘m just not sure what‘s going to happen... doesn‘t seem good though 😬 2mo
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Soscha
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Mehso-so

I don‘t want to pan this because it‘s a decent read but I‘m a little tired of dead girls.

Soscha The gendered insults in the last bit were the deal breaker for me. I get it, writer is a woman and I‘m not trying to censor anyone‘s stories. Just, misogyny; it kills. Women are living through too much triggering BS the last few years and I‘m just not in the headspace for this stuff and may never be again. 2mo
Soscha Spoiler- Also, if you‘ve read John Fowles‘ “The Collector”, you‘ve already read this book, and how I was hoping “You” wouldn‘t just be a rehash. 2mo
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Straycat
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This is one of the best books I‘ve read this year. I originally watched “You” on Netflix and discovered it was based on a book. In the beginning, it‘s almost word for word identical but as you get further into it, it gets darker and more intense than the show was. I cannot wait to grab Hidden Bodies and continue the story of Joe.

TheBookAddict I read it way before the show and it was truly a hypnotizing story. You want to feel repulsed by Joe and not want to be in his head, but you are in his head and you kind of like Joe. It‘s terrible and genius the way this book was written. Enthralling. I haven‘t read Hidden bodies yet, but I plan to read You again before I get to it. 🙂👍🏽 2mo
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britt_reads
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I finally got around to reading this and I really enjoyed it. It is told from the perspective of the stalker and I thought it was well done. Joe is a completely twisted, obsessive sociopath, but even though you are aware of this, you can‘t help but feel sympathy for him at times. Looking forward to finally watching the Netflix series!

2 points for a team theme read and 1 point participation.
#teamslaughter @Clwojick

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Nessavamusic
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An entertaining read where the monster is likable and the heroine is toxic. 3 points I think? Plus #ScaryScavengerHunt - Where a character dies.
#TeamStoker #Scarathon
@TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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Nessavamusic
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Current read is tagged and checking out The Blackcoats Daughter on streaming. #scarathon #teamstoker 2 points!
@TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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AnansiGirl
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Reading my library books in a cozy warm house has been cancelled. #catsoflitsy #notmycat #reallywantedtotakeithometho

Leftcoastzen 😂😻 2mo
mcipher I‘m so glad other people do this too! 😆 2mo
AnansiGirl @mcipher kitty pulled a Gandalf “you shall not pass until I get scritches and belly rubs” 😹 2mo
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Catsandbooks
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Started this for #nwc and I'm already sucked in! I watched the show last year and loved it! Excited for season 2 coming in December!

#novelwatchingcrew

Tiffiney I loved that book! The follow up (Hidden Bodies) is really good too! 2mo
KristenDuck Me too!! 2mo
Catsandbooks @Tiffiney good to hear!! 😊 2mo
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Catsandbooks @KristenDuck Penn Badgley played his character so well!! 2mo
Leftcoastzen ❤️😻 2mo
AkashaVampie Sorry I just saw this post now sweetie. I am so glad you are loving the book. I still need to start mine. I am hoping by the middle of the month! 2mo
Catsandbooks @AkashaVampie no worries! 💕 2mo
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ElizaMarie
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TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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ElizaMarie
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I would say this is psychological thriller... but oh so good :) I‘m gonna hit the series again soon :)

#TeamStoker #Scarathlon

@TheReadingMermaid

1 point for book read + 1 point participation = 2 points

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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ElizaMarie
You | Caroline Kepnes

I love all of chapter 10. Joe‘s ranting about Stephen King fans (I‘m so one of them) but yeah.... he is so pretentious and I love it!!!

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AkashaVampie
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Here's the Part 4 of the October Challenge for #NovelWatchingCrew group! I hope you have fun and enjoy coming up with your answers! Like I said before, just try to post once a week with each part of the challenge and make sure you use our hashtags and tag me! Good luck! Also, feel free to share the crap out of all these posts! #NWC *A big Thank You to @AsYouWish for these awesome questions!*

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AkashaVampie
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Here's the Part 3 of the October Challenge for #NovelWatchingCrew group! I hope you have fun and enjoy coming up with your answers! Like I said before, just try to post once a week with each part of the challenge and make sure you use our hashtags and tag me! Good luck! Also, feel free to share the crap out of all these posts! #NWC *A big Thank You to @AsYouWish for these awesome questions!*

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AkashaVampie
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Here's the Part 2 of the October Challenge for #NovelWatchingCrew group! I hope you have fun and enjoy coming up with your answers! Like I said before, just try to post once a week with each part of the challenge and make sure you use our hashtags and tag me! Good luck! Also, feel free to share the crap out of all these posts! #NWC *A big Thank You to @AsYouWish for these awesome questions!*

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AkashaVampie
You | Caroline Kepnes
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Here's the Part 1 of the October Challenge for #NovelWatchingCrew group! I hope you have fun and enjoy coming up with your answers! Like I said before, just try to post once a week with each part of the challenge and make sure you use our hashtags and tag me! Good luck! Also, feel free to share the crap out of all these posts! #NWC *A big Thank You to @AsYouWish for these awesome questions!*

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AkashaVampie
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Hello my #NWC family... with tomorrow being the 1st of October, who is excited about starting or restarting You? I don't usually read thrillers so this will be a challenge for me.

ElizaMarie I‘m excited to revisit this one :) 2mo
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ElizaMarie
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I‘m going to be rereading this one for my book club! And rewatching the series :)

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rather_be_reading
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Caroline Kepnes finally saying stuff about Book 3!!!

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AkashaVampie
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Excited to announce the winning book for the #NovelWatchingCrew group for October is You by Caroline Kepnes! Get your books ready for a fun filled month of Thrillerness (is that a word? haha). I'll be trying to come up with a challenge to do along side of the book with the help of the lovely Elizabeth (@AsYouWish). So keep a look out for that. Also anyone is welcome to still join. #NWC

NeedsMoreBooks How to join? 3mo
NeedsMoreBooks @AkashaVampie have already signed up but I did not get any email/confirmation 3mo
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AkashaVampie @NeedsMoreBooks hmmm... what name did u put down. I can look into it to see if there is an issue. We had problem before with another person. She had to sign up again and it ended up working. 3mo
NeedsMoreBooks @AkashaVampie Rashmila Maiti. I am singing up again 3mo
AkashaVampie @NeedsMoreBooks just got it. I accepted it. You should get an email any minute. I'm sorry sweetie for any trouble this caused u! 3mo
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BibliophileLibrarian
You | Caroline Kepnes
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Creepy. Suspenseful. Intriguing. Uncomfortable. Frustrating. Wonderfully written.

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AmyTheBookdragon
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Mehso-so

Admittedly I watched the #Netflix show first, but that's nothing compared to the book. It's so twisted and eerie, very mature, however I did find that it dragged on at some parts. I enjoyed this book, but I dont think I will re-read it, but like all my other book babies, it goes on the bookshelf!
#You #Stalker #HalloweenWorthy #Only17AndIHaveTooManyBooks 😂

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rather_be_reading
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Disclaimer: I watched the Netflix show first!
Having said that, i feel like it added an extra level of creepiness to Joe and really made the book great for me. There was a lot of sexual content so be aware if sensitive. For the most part the show followed along with the book with some minor changes besides the ending being different. Definitely recommend if you love obsessed, creepy love stories.

EyesOnly34 I‘ve meant to read it. Is it good? 3mo
starr.reads The audiobook is amazing. The guy reading makes it even more creepy! 3mo
thewaterproofcomet I also watched the Netlfix show first and then read the book. Although I liked the book, somehow I found the series better. Which is weird for me because I usually tend to prefer books over movie adaptations 🤔🤷‍♀️. 3mo
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rather_be_reading @starr.reads ive heard tht!! 3mo
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Come-read-with-me
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This was a disturbing story of a man, Joe, who stalks his potential partners. Given that the subject matter was dark, Joe actually examines his life with humour and a fair bit of honest reflection so in the end he‘s much more likable than the people he hopes to have relationships with. Some aspects of the story were a bit unbelievable, but overall this was a good, fast read ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/4

rather_be_reading so glad we read this basically at the same time! 3mo
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Puredragonstar
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This was such an entertaining audiobook! I loved the POV from the stalker. Would highly recommend, especially on audio! #InNantucket 👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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rather_be_reading
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Took a little nap, now waiting for my mom to wake up so we can have dinner!

Melismatic It‘s so good! 3mo
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