Tuesday, July 11, 2017

what I read in june

another month, another book for me and linking up with steph and jana, per usual. ok this month's book was an interesting one, and one that I read based on recommendations from last month's link up.


you by caroline kepnes
when a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the east village bookstore where joe goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he googles the name on her credit card. there is only one guinevere beck in NYC. she has a public facebook account and tweets incessantly, telling joe everything he needs to know: she is simply beck to her friends, she went to brown university, she lives on bank street, and she’ll be at a bar in brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting. as joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure beck finds herself in his waiting arms. moving from stalker to boyfriend, joe transforms himself into beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder. {amazon.com}

my take: B
as I was writing this post, I referred back to the amazon page and realized this book is soon to be a lifetime drama series. I will say that is very exciting news to me and I will totally watch it. however, this book just kind of grossed me out. it made me sad reading about two very damaged people who would never get it together, on their own or together. the optimist in me was rooting for them to find love and both become content. sure, a naive view but hey, it could happen. this book is twisted, the narrative inside joe's head is very sick and it's disturbing to think that there are joes out there in this world. I finished it pretty quickly though, which is a good sign. 

what did you think about you? do you enjoy books about stalkers? can't wait to stop by your links this month and add new books to my list. thanks for stopping by!

19 comments:

  1. This was definitely one of the creepier books I've read in a long time, and it was hard to read at times because of that, but I thought her writing was really good. I had heard it was being made into a movie/show and is it Penn Badgely who got cast as Joe? I actually can totally see him playing the part for some reason!

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    1. Oh my gosh I don't know how I feel about that! Either way, I love anything on Lifetime so I'm sure it will be a winner :)

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  2. I loved You! He is totally creepy but completely believable. I actually didn't like either of the characters, but thought the story was so well done.

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    1. I am shocked at how many people like creepy main characters haha!

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  4. I sadly was not fan of You, which surprised me because I expected to love Joe. Beck annoyed the hell out of me, and I sincerely questioned Joe's serial killer taste in women. :D

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  5. I've never read You, but I love creepy books, so I need to give it a try.

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  6. I loved this book when I read it, and I honestly had no idea that it was going to be a Lifetime series! I'll definitely be checking it out! The dialogue in his head did disturb me too, but I just couldn't put it down!

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    1. I'm just saying, anything on Lifetime - count me in :)

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  7. I thought You was so good. There's a sequel too, which is fine but not great. I will totally watch the show, though!

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  8. YOU was one of my favorites of last year and I love, LOVE Joe.

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  9. Sorry you didn't love this one. I have a copy of YOU and I hope to read it soon.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  10. I've seen a lot of people talk about You before, but I don't think I've ever read a synopsis. I'm intrigued! Definitely sounds like one to be cautious about picking up though.

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  11. I could not get into reading You - I think it was reading from the stalker's perspective. It just didn't fascinate me for some reason. It was creepy, yep.. that's about all I got from it.

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  12. oooh lifetime drama series?! yes please! i remember liking you but not liking the second one. it's weird, i liked the book but agree with you, i kept hoping/waiting for them to get it together and be normal haha. it was like watching a car crash, but i couldn't look away.

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  13. This book sounds really interesting and is a good reminder of how much we share about ourselves on social media. It will definitely fit into the Lifetime creepy show genre.

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