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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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Bookworm04
You | Caroline Kepnes

cab driver was reluctant at first. I guess I would be ,.
We look crazy from the near death of it all. You're a fucking mess
I‘m so clean that it's almost disturbing, pimpclean to your whore dirty
We're a true pair.” 😂 page 40 first paragraph made me giggle

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Bookworm04
You | Caroline Kepnes
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Been recommended this loads so hinted for Xmas. My brother In law only went and bought me all 3 paperbacks. Was excited when opened them up on Xmas day so started it this morning 3 chapters in. Lot hype over this book. I have watched the series on Netflix. Day off today to so some serious reading let see how far can get into to it today #bookstagram #litsyfind #whatyoureading #weekendreading @Andrew65 :) hi

Andrew65 Hope you enjoy them, always a worry when you read a hyped book. 2w
Bookworm04 Yeh I don‘t usually as it can be not what expect. But shall see what it‘s all about 2w
LiseWorks I started the series yesterday and watched first episode. So far it's good, love that we see it through his eyes. 2w
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Bookworm04
You | Caroline Kepnes
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Going to read this when I get back from having my booster jab. #readingjourney #metime

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Good one!! 🖤 2w
Bookworm04 I watched the series and hoping as always the book always better and more detailed I going to snuggle up with it after 2w
Chelsea.Poole Oh a good treat for after the booster 📚 2w
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Bookworm04 Yep just made a brew and some lunch now can chill with new book. I got all 3 for Xmas 2w
Bookworm04 3 chapters in 🤗📙 @Chelsea.Poole 2w
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LiseWorks
You | Caroline Kepnes
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Day 7 #BeginsWith You. This one jumped out because Stephen King said it was scary. Also this is a Netflix series which I have not seen. @Egg @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect choice 💛 2w
StayCurious The show is soooo addictive lol. Not sure if you‘d like it though 1w
LiseWorks I watched the first episode, its pretty creepy lol @StayCurious 1w
StayCurious @LiseWorks oh just wait… 1w
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Eggs Pretty ❤️🤍❤️ 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this cover! 2w
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jinxmoon
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What a weird and creepy book... That's exactly what intrigued me the most about it. It was so weirs to read in the POV of the stalker who thinks he's a good person...
But I think the book dragged quite a bit in the middle. I understand why the author took her time and didn't evolve it faster, still it bored me a bit.
I listened to the audiobook and the narrator did a fantastic job, so still a pick for me!

#NewYearWhoDis
@chasjjlee @monalyisha

monalyisha Nice! Think you‘ll watch the show? 2w
jinxmoon @monalyisha I don't have Netflix. Have you seen it? 2w
monalyisha @jinxmoon I haven‘t! It‘s not my chosen genre, so I don‘t think I‘ll watch it. But I think I heard that parts of the book were set nearby (in Rhode Island). So, that‘s interesting if it‘s true! 2w
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GatheringBooks
You | Caroline Kepnes
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Book that #BeginsWith #You Day 7: was only able to watch season 1 of the netflix series. Does it really get better? And have any of you read the novel? How different is it from the tv adaptation? Too many questions in the morning. 😭😘😴📚📚📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I read it and watched the first season and of course I liked the book better. It does follow along closely with the book 📚 🎥 2w
Eggs I read it too: over-the-top disturbia 2w
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eeclayton
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400+ pages of obsession narrated by a psychopath in first person in historic present is not how I would define what I love to read, but this was very enjoyable. It is well written, and I constantly found myself questioning if how Joe was interpreting the events was really how they had happened. The outcome was quite predictable, still it was a satisfactory ending to this very twisted and sick narrative.

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JackOBotts
You | Caroline Kepnes

Hoping to finish this read before the end of the month (How is it already December on Wednesday?!)…book Joe is giving me a far more intense creep factor than tv/Netflix Joe…not sure if I‘ll keep on to the other books, but we‘ll see.

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JackOBotts
You (Export) | Caroline Kepnes
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You walk into the bookstore and you keep your hand on the door to make sure it doesn‘t slam.

*I‘m on Season 2 of the adaptation, so I figured it a good time to read the source material. 📚

#FirstLineFridays

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Allkat
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As crazy as Joe is, he loves being crazy. And it‘s a tense, scary, funny? story. On to the Netflix series. Probably not as good as the book. Give this one 4 💔💔💔💔.

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MartinaLove
You | Caroline Kepnes
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I don't know about you guys but I'm still shock about season 3 ending. 😱

#TeamSlaughter
@Clwojick

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candc320
You | Caroline Kepnes
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Over the last few days I watched the entire 3rd season of You. This show is so bonkers and I loved watching Joe and Love is all their mutual craziness!! 50 points for #teamslaughter #scarathlon2021

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aperfectmjk
You | Caroline Kepnes
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Watched 6 episodes of the 3rd season of You. Not sure how I feel about this season yet.

#Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter2021 @Clwojick

rachelm I‘m on episode 5 3mo
Caroline2 I know what you mean. It‘s completely different to the third book, which isn‘t necessarily a bad thing…but still not sure. 🧐 3mo
Kempfme It seems like season 3 is before the 3rd book. 3mo
FantasyChick I watched 2 episodes and haven't gone back to it yet. So far it isn't living up to the standards of the first 2 seasons. I'm not in a hurry to finish it right now 3mo
Leftcoastzen I‘m behind in the 2nd season somewhere?😄 3mo
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bibliobliss
You (Media Tie-In) | Caroline Kepnes

"The only thing crueler than a cage so small that a bird can't fly is a cage so large that a bird THINKS it CAN fly. Only a monster would lock a BIRD in here and call himself an animal lover."

Our cage was only for books [...]

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs

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bibliobliss
You (Media Tie-In) | Caroline Kepnes
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Did I mention that I love disturbing!! 😍

#currentlyreading #juststarted #fiction #novel

EliLiszt I had no idea that was a book!! Nicely done. 3mo
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bibliobliss
You (Media Tie-In) | Caroline Kepnes

You didn't walk in here for books. You didn't have to say my name. You didn't have to smile or listen or take me in. But you did. Your signature is on the receipt. This wasn't a cash transaction and it wasn't a coded debit. This was real. I press my thumb into the wet ink on your receipt and the ink of Guinevere Beck stains my skin.

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs

BeaG 🙌🏽 3mo
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BeaG
You | Caroline Kepnes
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I finally read this, now to watch the Netflix series since I‘m 3 seasons late.😂🤣

bibliobliss How cool, I'm reading this book rn and recently heard about the Netflix show. Enjoy!! 3mo
BeaG @bibliobliss That‘s awesome! 3mo
persephone1408 Actually, most people don't realize that season one was a lifetime series, but it was cancelled. Then Netflix picked it up for season two. 2mo
BeaG @persephone1408 I didn‘t know that. 2mo
persephone1408 @BeaG I only know because I watched it then🤷🏻 2mo
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bibliobliss
You (Media Tie-In) | Caroline Kepnes

If people could handle their self-loathing, customer service would be smoother.

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs

Leftcoastzen Word 3mo
Suet624 So true 3mo
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CoverToCoverGirl Gotta love Crazy Joe! 🙂 3mo
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bibliobliss
You (Media Tie-In) | Caroline Kepnes

You sneeze, loudly, and I imagine how loud you are when you climax.

This shit should be interesting. And creepy for Spooky Season

#currentlyreading

allureofbeauty It‘s so good. 3mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
You | Caroline Kepnes
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I looked up the lyrics to Hungry Like the Wolf for some #LittensDressedInBlood inspiration and this book immediately came to mind! “Woman you want me, give me a sign / And catch my breathing even closer behind” … that‘s Joe!

MidnightBookGirl Oh, Joe! He definitely always sees signs whether the woman intends it or not! 5mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
You | Caroline Kepnes
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Since I've been tearing through audiobooks lately, I have a collage instead of an actual stack for the #LittensDressedInBlood festivities. I've already gotten through a few hours of You and it's deliciously creepy & entertaining. I'm optimistic that I'll continue through the series.

@MidnightBookGirl

Alfoster Oh yes, you‘ll want to read them all!😳❤️ 5mo
MidnightBookGirl The narrator for the You books is a perfect fit! I just recently read You Love Me. 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
You | Caroline Kepnes
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🎥 first one I thought of was You… Beauty and the Beast, The Notebook ❤️

🎥🎥 The Bookish Life of Nina Hill, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Tell the Wolves I‘m Home

#Two4Tuesday

Aims42 How could I forget “Beauty & The Beast”?!? Great pick!! That library scene still makes me swoon 🥰 5mo
TheSpineView The Notebook!❤❤❤ Thanks for playing! 📖📚💙📽📚 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Aims42 me too!! 💛💛💛 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheSpineView I think I will watch this again for the hundredth time while I‘m lying here in confinement 😩 5mo
TheSpineView @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sorry you are laid up! What a bummer! Hope you feel better soon! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheSpineView thank you! Today is day 9, so not much longer! Just very tired! 🧡 5mo
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Readergrrl
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Finished this in record time!! Fun read that allowed my brain to decompress after rereading Tolstoy for school. 🥵 I do love an unreliable narrator! Several layers of character development as I realize that no one is really reliable! Engaging inner dialogue that left me sympathizing with a very horny psychopath!😳 I haven‘t watched the TV series, but friends say it‘s good. I doubt there‘s as much masturbation in the televised version! 😂😂😂
4/5⭐️

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Jgacreations
You | Caroline Kepnes
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I love this show so i knew I would love this book. And yes i did! Can‘t wait to read the others.

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Lauren890
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⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 This was kind of gross and strange.. I realize it‘s from a stalker‘s perspective so it‘s probably supposed to be. I found some parts really interesting - how he views the behavior of the girl he‘s stalking and how he justifies his own behavior. A crazy premise. It‘s not very uplifting but I did get through it quickly!

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Eggs
You | Caroline Kepnes
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Thanks MM🧡❤️💜💚💛💙💝!! My 💗 is full!

Two Kepnes books, cards & envelopes, handcrafted card & magnets & bookmarks & beautiful keepsake jar...And—2 gorgeous eggs 🥚 🥚

You‘re the best🥳🥰 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

AkashaVampie Awwww 7mo
AmyG ❤️🙌🏻 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m happy it made it!! I saw those on your list! I‘ve read the first, but not the second! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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TheSpineView Lovely! 💕 7mo
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love everything 💝 7mo
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peanutnine
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A very haunting short story from the Out of Line collection. Shelby doesn't live up to society's standards of a good wife and mother. Sometimes she wishes her life were more like a Hallmark movie. But be careful what you wish for...

For some reason this story is not in the litsy database even though the previous ones from this collection I've read have been 🤷🏼‍♀️

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LaurenMags
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I actually liked the television show better but I still enjoyed the book! Entertaining stalker thriller.

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x_anayax
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4/5 I watched the Netflix series first last year and I thought it was alright but I never understood the hype. After reading the book I realised just how good this book actually is. It‘s an interesting take on how stalkers view their own actions and manage to justify them and it‘s a terrifying kick in the teeth when you realise that people like Joe exist and people are drawn to them and find his way of ‘protecting‘ someone sweet and innocent

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NataliePatalie
You | Caroline Kepnes
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Someone on Reddit made Joe's basement in Animal Crossing 😂😂😂

Klou 😂😂😂 9mo
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NataliePatalie
You | Caroline Kepnes
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Hello! I wrote a post on my blog about what I thought were some of the major differences between the book "You" in comparison to the TV show, and what those differences are trying to say. I would love for you to read it and tell me your thoughts! The link is in my page bio!

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NataliePatalie
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1. Three of them: You, Midnight Sun (👀) and I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are.
2. I think it was Cherry?
3. Invisible Life of Addie Larue (I had a lot of fun reading it with my bookclub!)

@rachelsbrittain @Blueberry #WeekendReads

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NataliePatalie
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I'm trying to get into audio books. I used to avoid them, because when I would try listening my mind would ☁️drift away☁️ & I'd have to start the chapter over again. I read an article with tips on this & it recommended getting an audio book with a story you were already familiar with. Andrew & I watched both seasons of YOU & were hooked on it! But I heard the books were even better (of course) so I've been wanting to read them. Halfway through!!!

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liv5050
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“Sometimes, we do bad things for the people we love. Doesn't mean it's right, it means love is more important.”

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FantasyChick
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Thanks for the tag @LazyOwl 😁

1. Give me a character more flawed than Joe. I'll wait. (Still adore that crazy, misguided psychopath though!)

2. Just finished The Bus on Thursday. Soooo many questions I need answers to

3. Fairly often. I never knew how many books missed my radar until Litsy 🤣

It's late but if anyone wants to play... Tag! You're IT

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs #1 and #2 - I‘ve not read either of these! They sound good...thanks for playing 👏🏻📚👍🏼 11mo
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AlisBookNookCorner
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🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 Full Review: https://suspensebookreviews.home.blog/2021/02/19/you-by-caroline-kepnes/

Joe Goldberg is the boyfriend of nightmares, but you don't know until it is way too late. Creepy, eery, spine-tingling, and no lack of perverted thought woven throughout these pages. This book has is a tale of twisted love, stalking, lies, and obsession. Can't wait to dive into the sequel to see what my buddy Joe is up to next!

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AlisBookNookCorner
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Enjoying YOU so much that I had to run out and grab the sequel 'Hidden Bodies' today. Truly creepy novel! I love that it is told in Joe's point-of-view, he is so deranged. His thought process is wild!

NikkiM5 Are you reading before watching the series? 11mo
AlisBookNookCorner @NikkiM5 I've actually seen the series before I started reading the books. I'm hooked on the show, and I'm eagerly awaiting the third season. The books and show have similarities, but also are a lot different. The books seem to give more insight into Joe's personality and ways of thinking. I find the book to be much creepier than the show. 11mo
NikkiM5 @AlisBookNookCorner wow creepier than the show; I can‘t even imagine. I am so ready for season 3 too. 11mo
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AlisBookNookCorner
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🤓I was captivated by the series, I binged watched all the seasons and I am now anxiously awaiting season three. This is also my Book of the Month pick, so I figured now was just as good a time as any to knock it out. A few people in my reading group have already finished it. Let's see how this one goes! 🤓

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KimberlyJuracich
You | Caroline Kepnes
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I liked it. I mean it‘s weird and stalkery but I liked it. The show is good too. I need to pick up the second one.

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Lovesbooks87
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My friends have been wanting me to watch the tv series but I have to read the book first. This year I have told myself that I am going to read my own books so I listened to this on audio and wow what a twisty psycho ride. Can‘t wait to read the next book and watch the series!

#bookspinbingo

MommyOfTwo I didn‘t know it was a book until I was almost done with the second season a few weeks ago. I just got the book and looking forward to reading it. 12mo
Lovesbooks87 @MommyOfTwo I still need to watch the series. I made it through one episode. I can‘t stay awake at night to watch anything! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 12mo
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radium_birds
You | Caroline Kepnes

Some of my favourite quotes from "You" by Caroline Kepnes:

1. I bet we look great from above, lit by stars, in love.
2. Happiness is believing that you‘re gonna be happy. It‘s hope.
3. You love to win and I‘m not a sore loser and we‘ll be as good in forty years as we are now.
4. Everythingship (n): a meeting of the minds, bodies, and souls.
#lockdownreads #thrillers #joeandbeck
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radium_birds
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I've never had an unspoken thought. I read stories. I write stories. I talk to strangers. 💜
#you #lockdownreads #joeandbeck

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I really wanted to love this book given how much I enjoyed the show. Alas, I found book Joe to be insanely crass and pompous on top of being insane (tv Joe somehow lays on the charm and self deprecation to balance out the crazy and make me like him 🤪). I did enjoy being in his head and seeing how he would spin any situation to make himself the victim or the person doing the right thing. I‘ll still read the sequel but with some trepidation. 🌟🌟🌟

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GypsyKat
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Too funny! 😂😂😂 #LitsyHumor

guinsgirlreads I love this! 😂 14mo
Leanestaystrong1995 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣 14mo
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Started this one yesterday and it‘s...interesting. It‘s such a voyeuristic, graphically worded story that I almost feel uncomfortable reading it. But I am enjoying getting inside the head of this clearly disturbed character. I will admit I like the Joe from the Netflix show better than the story Joe so far.

Thousand-Lives Yes! I liked Netflix Joe much more than book Joe. 1y
candc320 @Thousand-Lives haha, I‘m glad I‘m not the only one! 1y
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