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You, Again
You, Again | Kate Goldbeck
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'Fresh, witty, and utterly romantic, this is the deliciously offbeat modern reimagining of When Harry Met Sally I never knew I needed' Ali Hazelwood, author of The Love Hypothesis Ari, a free-spirited struggling comedian, likes to keep things casual, and never sleeps over after hooking up. Josh, born-and-bred Manhattanite, has ambitious plans to take the culinary world by storm, to find The One and live happily-ever-after. After a confrontational first meeting (at the apartment of the woman they are both sleeping with), Ari and Josh never expect their paths to cross again, but years later, as they're both reeling from ego-bruising breakups, a chance encounter leads to a surprising connection: friendship. Turns out, spending time with your former nemesis can be fun when you're both too sad and miserable to hate each other. And as odd as it seems, they become friends-without-benefits, finding comfort in late night Netflix binges, swiping through each other's online dating profiles, and bickering endlessly on their phones across boroughs. It's better than romance. Until one night, the unspoken boundaries of their platonic relationship begin to blur... With sharp observations and sizzling chemistry, YOU, AGAIN explores the dynamics of co-ed friendship in this sparkling romantic comedy of modern love in all its forms.
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jdiehr
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This was assigned for book club, and at first, I didn't think I was going to like it.

Ari was obnoxious, slutty, and making cringey decisions right and left.

But she was also snarky, funny, and endearing.

I had to see how she and Josh ended up together.

The author interview at the end was enlightening, and I loved that she had a section about all the NYC places in the story.

I ended up glad that I read this.

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BittersweetBooks
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Maybe there‘s no such thing as soulmates. Maybe there are only people who trust each other enough to begin something without being assured of the end 🫶

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CleverGirl
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The negative reviews almost put me off but I liked both of the MCs and felt invested in their story. A few things felt forced, like ticking boxes for particular tropes that hit with some readers, but overall enjoyed and would read this author again.

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slategreyskies
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This book is inspired by When Harry Met Sally. That‘s the hook that pulled me in. Unlike some readers, I didn‘t mind the prickly beginning. Fair warning: the characters don‘t come across as particularly likable at the beginning. They start off hating each other— and for good reason. If you give them a chance and ride it out through the rough beginning, you‘ll probably love this book. I know I did. 4.5⭐️ #romantsy 💕 #NYC

slategreyskies Side note: if you make it to the end of the book, you may really enjoy reading the end notes, acknowledgments and interview. That added an additional 30 pages or so to this read, but I liked the commentary and extra tidbits. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I enjoyed this one! 3mo
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DebinHawaii
You, Again | Kate Goldbeck
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#NewYearNewBooks

#SetInYrFaveSeason
Since we don‘t get much seasonal change where I live, Fall with its leaves changing color & sweater weather is my favorite season to watch from afar. Fall in New York? Even better. This book is in my #BOTM TBR 🍂🍁🍂

TheBookHippie Fall is my favorite! 3mo
Gissy No changes here either but let‘s say is less hot for at least one month in fall? and maybe one month during winter?😳🙄🤷🏽‍♀️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Fall is my favorite too 🍁 3mo
Eggs 🍁🍁🍁 3mo
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ICantImReading
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is a romcom with some bite! I actually really liked these prickly characters and felt like I was transported to New York City. The story felt fresh, real, modern, and actually funny. Romances can start to blend together for me, but this one stood out! #BOTM

In the picture is one of my Christmas gifts - “The Book Seat”! I love it even more than I thought I would! Very comfortable for hands-free reading 🥰

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Rissa1
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Goals met 20 pages each day. Going to keep going with 20 pages a day until the end of the year. This feels attainable when a lot of things feel overwhelming. @Andrew65 #20in4

Reggie Hang in there! 4mo
Andrew65 That‘s brilliant, keep going 🎄🎄🎄🎊🎉🍾🥂 4mo
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reading_rainbow
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I understand peoples issues w/ the characters, Josh is arrogant, pessimistic & rigid, Ari is flighty, crass (this book is definitely sex positive) & there are plenty of lines & things she does where I was like CRINGE but I loved the NYC feel, loved the dialogue, I wanted them to be together AND Josh was obviously Adam Driver (the author wrote him really well too) and the spicy scene was 🔥 Also I‘m not embarrassed to admit I cried like 3 times

reading_rainbow This is another book based on a Reylo fic btw ♥️ 5mo
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themonaisa
You, Again | Kate Goldbeck
Bailedbailed

The years kept going and going and I didn‘t like the characters any more with each passing page. Ignoring “I‘m Jewish and I‘m here to make fish with muscles and chorizo,” bc sure. But it felt like I was reading scenes of things I liked (The Bear, Mindy Project) with people I really disliked 🙅🏻‍♀️ so not for me

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GondorGirl
You, Again | Kate Goldbeck
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We don't typically do craft shows, but the local Craftsman Guild asked us to do their holiday show this weekend, so we figured we'd give it a go. Before we opened this morning I was reading the tagged book. I looked across the room and made eye contact with a woman... who was reading the exact same book! 😂

Bonus photo of my partner acting silly. #S42D

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GondorGirl
You, Again | Kate Goldbeck
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Today is Pippin's got'cha day! He's been my constant reading buddy for six years! Tonight Tommy and I are giving him lots of cuddles while we read.

#CatsOfLitsy

dabbe It's the PT Club! You both are adorable! 🖤🐾🐾🖤 Happy got'cha day, Pippin! ❤️ 5mo
AmyG Too cute! 5mo
RaeLovesToRead Hello, you two! 👋🏻🥰💕🥰💕 5mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Bailedbailed

DNF at 10%. I don't need my characters to be endearing in all genres, but romance is definitely one of them. I gotta like or feel for at least one of the mains or I can't root for them. Not feeling it for either of these two.

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marleed
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Mehso-so

I looked forward to this one after reading the story was inspired by the banter from When Harry Met Sally. The problem for me was I liked Sally from the onset of her story. Ari, uhhh, maybe I need to get to know my characters before I chuckle at their bawdy behavior.

peaKnit I felt the same! 5mo
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staci.reads
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Panpan

The reviews of this one compared it with When Harry Met Sally and called it a fall, feel-good read. Man, that was not my experience 😕 I almost dnf'd this, but ended up finishing it. I did not care about either of the unlikeable MCs and did not believe the chemistry. It was a slog. The enemies-to-lovers trope is one of my favorites, but this one was so beleaguered, I just didn't care.

marleed Very similar feelings - there was no Harry and Sally here. 5mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Bailedbailed

Ugh…both MCs are hella annoying (in different ways) and not at all interesting. Bailing a little over 100 pages in because life‘s too short!

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Sometimes a book is just NOT a match!!! 5mo
Kristy_K I bailed for the same reason! 5mo
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LauraBeth
You, Again | Kate Goldbeck
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Things I hide from my family.

LeahBergen 😆😆 5mo
AmyG Oh, we get it. 🤣 5mo
Mimi28 Yep. Lol 😉 5mo
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Leftcoastzen 😁👏 5mo
Librarybelle Love it! 5mo
BarbaraBB Haha I get it. You can show us what‘s inside though 😉 5mo
CarolynM I‘ve not been on Litsy so much lately and missed your return. I‘m delighted to see you back. Hope all is well with you and yours💕 5mo
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Kimberlone
You, Again | Kate Goldbeck
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I have not filled out a #Bookspin bingo card since March, but I am going to try to stay consistent in November and December to focus on reading through books on my TBR (with a few highly anticipated new releases thrown in).

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JoyBlue
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Bailedbailed

bailed at 18%: Neither MC is the least bit appealing—I just can't go on.

Kristy_K I felt the same way and also bailed. 6mo
JoyBlue @Kristy_K Poor us! 6mo
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Nelnjali
You, Again | Kate Goldbeck
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The prompt #BootsAndLeaves for #AutumnPlease! made me think of the cover for this book. I haven't read it yet, but it looks good!

#Scarathlon
#mischiefandmayhem
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect and it‘s so good!! 🍁 6mo
Eggs Excellent 🍁🍂🍁 6mo
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JamieArc
You, Again | Kate Goldbeck
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This book is a love letter to NYC. A bit of a chunkster and dialogue-heavy, I found myself flying through this, finishing it in 2 days. The characters started out a bit annoying but grew on me, and I ended up really liking this one. The author has a talent for writing great dialogue. And I couldn‘t pass up the shameful appeal to lovers of fall by that cover 😍🍁🍂. More than a pretty cover, this is one worth checking out! #BOTM

ICantImReading Great review! This makes me excited to pick up my copy soon! 🙂 6mo
JamieArc @ICantImReading I was worried this was going to be a case of pretty cover but not great story but that wasn‘t the case at all. I hope you like it too! 6mo
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JamieArc
You, Again | Kate Goldbeck
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Having a wonderful fall mini-vacation in Northern Michigan. The weather is perfect, the trees are showing their colors, and lots of time to read. Really enjoying this one.

Reading_Beyond_The_Book_Cover The cover is beautiful. ☺️ 7mo
youneverarrived Sounds lovely 🥰 6mo
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JamieArc @youneverarrived It is quite lovely! ❤️ 6mo
CatMS @JamieArc I am a Michigander also. Moved back to Michigan a year ago after being away for many many years. Forgot how lovely the mitten state is. And fall is the best time of year here. 6mo
JamieArc @CatMS Welcome back to Michigan! I didn‘t expect to still be living here but have definitely found all the parts I love, including fall 🍁🍂😁 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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This was such a fun romcom!! It was great to take a break from thrillers! Josh and Ari are my new favorite couple! I love music and there were so many songs mentioned! I hope I got all of them! 🎼❤️🎶

#LitsyLoveReads

https://spotify.link/7d7akIeMrDb

I don‘t think the link is working 😩

Megabooks It is working! Great playlist! (edited) 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Megabooks oh good!! Thank you! 7mo
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BennettBookworm Thanks for sharing! 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BennettBookworm you‘re welcome! It was fun to make! 7mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
You, Again | Kate Goldbeck
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Happy Caturday!! We are being lazy today! William is watching football, I‘m reading, Tux is sleeping, and Miss Priss is chilling outside 🐾🐈‍⬛😽

We hope you all are having a great day!!

AnnCrystal 💝💕😻😍😻. 7mo
RaeLovesToRead I love them both!!! 🥰🥰🥰 7mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @RaeLovesToRead 🖤🐾🐈‍⬛😽 7mo
Mimi28 Aaaawwww!!! 😻😻😊😊❤️❤️ 7mo
Kimzey 😻 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
You, Again | Kate Goldbeck
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Fall vibes 🧡🍂🐾🍁🤎

Can you spot Miss Priss? 🐈‍⬛

#Catsoflitsy

dabbe Is she outside on the left-hand side? 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @dabbe yes 🐾❤️ 7mo
Bklover Are those her eyes peeking in? 7mo
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Gissy Love that booksleeve😍 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Bklover she‘s to the left in the grass 😽 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Gissy thank you!! 🧡🍂 7mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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This book is Tux approved! I love the sassy, extroverted female mc! Not my usual genre, but really enjoying it so far!

#Adayinthelifeoftux
#catsoflitsy

😽🖤 🐈‍⬛

dabbe #thetuxsters 🖤🐾🖤 7mo
Mimi28 His tail is still more long than he is, that so cute!! 😎😊❤️🙏🏽😉 7mo
IndoorDame You should have a stamp made up for your library that says this book is Tux approved 😁😂 7mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @IndoorDame that‘s a great idea!! 7mo
BooksNBowls I‘ve been wanting to read that one! One of my favorite book tokers were raving about it! 7mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
You, Again | Kate Goldbeck
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Starting this one today! LOVE the cover!! 🍂🍁

Anyone read this one? Loving Ari 💗 she is hilarious!

Sharpeipup Love that cover! 7mo
IndoorDame Yes. Fabulous cover!!! 7mo
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reading_rainbow
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I‘ve been reading way to much thrillers and heavy stuff books (plus watching a lot of true crime) Taking a much needed break with ONLY romance this month. September Romance 🍂🍁🤎 #BOTM #Septemberromance

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TheSpineView
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You, Again by Kate Goldbeck (tagged) is my #BOTM pick for September. My goal is to read in September so it doesn't get pushed to my backlog list.

What book did you choose?

💜📖📚

AmyG I picked the William Kent Krueger book. 7mo
Lsmoore43 @AmyG It's great. I had an arc of it. 7mo
Lsmoore43 I took The Stranger Upstairs by Lisa M. Matlin 7mo
AmyG @Lsmoore43 Thanks for posting that as I am even more excited now. 7mo
Lsmoore43 @AmyG Enjoy. I have read and loved a few of his books. Very good author.
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MartinaLove
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My BOTM pick. I love the fall background. 🍂🍁🎃

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this cover 🍂🍁 7mo
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Beachesnbooks
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My #botm pick for September has definite fall cover vibes 🍂

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JamieArc
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#BOTM got me with the utter fall vibes on You, Again. I have high expectations for a fabulous fall reading season.

Megabooks Weyward is really good! 7mo
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ICantImReading
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The cover of “You, Again” is SO gorgeous and gets me in the mood for fall!! I was able to get “Bright Young Women” for free since September is my birthday month! 😀 I‘ll definitely look for a few of the other picks on Libby. #BOTM

(I‘m not really excited about the plush toy gift for completing the reading challenge… but at least my toddler will probably like it!)

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nitalibrarian
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September #botm is here! I went with the romance. And it's my birthday month, so I got Bright Young Women as my free add-on. And I finished 15 BOTM books, so I got the stuffed dog head as a prize.

ICantImReading Oh my goodness, my box is exactly the same, except I got the cat plush toy, and it‘s also my birthday month! 😂 Happy Birthday!! 🥳 (edited) 7mo
nitalibrarian @ICantImReading Almost book twins! Happy Birthday to you too!🎉 7mo
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Julsmarshall
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Mehso-so

Witty and sharp, this will they or won‘t they, enemies to friends to . . . was a little infuriating and a little wonderful. I hung in there but it was touch and go-she was pretty crass and he was pretty awful that I nearly DNFed this one. I‘m glad I finished it, the pay off was worth it. Part of me wanted this to be more polished, but in the end, the messiness was part of its charm. Release date: 9/12/23 #ARC #netgalleygroup #BookspinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
AkashaVampie Is it me, or does that guy kinda look like Hugh Grant? 8mo
Julsmarshall @AkashaVampie I can see that! I was thinking he looked like Adam Driver. Either would make a great grumpy chef. 8mo
AkashaVampie @Julsmarshall I can see Adam alittle bit too. 8mo
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swishandflick
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Looking at the 3 "word search" clues from #BOTM (friends, chef, lovers) - I'm throwing this book out as my official guess. The description gives a nod to all of the words and it sounds really good! ??‍?

marleed I love your detective work! 8mo
swishandflick @marleed I also considered a couple of other possible options - A Winter in New York by Josie Silver and, a little more of a stretch, Family Meal by Bryan Washington. Both would be repeat authors but would have to be an early release since their pub dates are October. So looking through them all several times I just have a hunch that You, Again fits best. It's a September release and they do love featuring debuts! 8mo
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Sara_Planz
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I have seen a lot of comparisons between this book and the classic film "When Harry Met Sally" and I totally see the similarities. Both explore the idea of whether or not men and women can just be friends. However, Kate Goldbeck takes this idea and really runs with it in a fresh and contemporary way. Modern relationships and sexuality are explored in this book, and the dialogue is so snappy, reminiscent of Nora Ephron. Pub date 9/12/2023!