Book Review: You

“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 New York City. 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.


It’s been awhile since I put my nose into a book and this is the book that set things in motion for me.

This book, You, {This post may contain affiliate links} wasn’t even meant to be read because it was a misunderstanding between a coworker of mine who did NOT recommend it. Somehow I thought he did recommend it and I checked it out from the library (yes, I joined the local Austin library). I was intrigued and decided to read it and I’m so glad that I did. There were some parts where I cringed and got creeped out, but this book was so well written, I couldn’t put it down. Then I find out there’s a follow up to this story in another book called, Hidden Bodies. And then after I posted on social media that I finished the book, one of my followers informed me there is a TV series based on it coming out in September on Lifetime. It looks good and it is with Shay Mitchell and that guy from Gossip Girl, can’t think of his name right now. Surprise after surprise. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend.

This is Caroline’s first novel and I was impressed. I’m listening to Hidden Bodies on Audible and it’s new to me because I’m used to reading, but listening is kinda nice.

Favorite quote:

“The problem with books is that they end. They seduce you. They spread their legs to you and pull you inside. And you go deep and leave your possessions and your ties to the world at the door and you like it inside and you don’t want for your possessions or your ties and then, the book evaporates.”