How do you like my first #bookstagram pic? Look at this baby. I feel like a new mom…I’m very proud. 😉
Anyway, I have a new book to tell you about and it’s a doozy that inspired a chilling NYC tour. I might be exaggerating about the chilling aspect of my NYC tour a bit but you can be the judge of that when you see my full tour post. The book certainly was chilling, riveting, creepy, terrifying, and…funny? More on that later.
Since we’re in October and about to celebrate Halloween, I thought it would be cool to read a thriller this month. And boy was it thrilling!
Let me tell you about it!
I’ll set the stage- Joe is a guy who works in a bookstore and is looking for love and romance. One day, this cool girl Beck walks into his bookstore and he’s immediately captivated. Does he get her phone number? Does he ask her out? Well, Joe isn’t quite that conventional. He has different methods of wooing a woman. Some may say those methods are a little extreme and obsessive, but I say…and keep in mind I have been dating in NYC for 13 years…and I can tell you it’s tough in this city, so who could blame the guy? Joe is a determined guy and won’t let anything or anyone get in his way. Beck should be completely flattered by the attention and perhaps she is…
Okay, seriously, this guy is cray cray. Totally bonkers out-of-his-mind but totally loveable! You might need to scratch out the loveable part.
Yes, Joe is a stalker. He’s able to learn a lot about Beck from her social media posts and it just escalates from there in how he learns all he can about her. This book did get me thinking more about what I put out on social media and how careful I have to be. Never know who could develop an unhealthy obsession.
This book had me freaked out but when I delved in deeper to Joe’s personality, I realized that he was unintentionally funny. If you enjoy a little dark humor like I do, I think you’ll like this book. If you like a page-turner, edge-of-your-seat read, then this is your book too. However, you’re warned that Joe will insult you for enjoying a page-turner. He refers to those readers as “Withdrawn dullards longing for the companionship promised by a page-turner.” What a jerk! Don’t let him get to you though…remember that he’s off his rocker! Even though he wounded my precious ego, I’m still ready for more. I definitely will be reading the next book in the series, Hidden Bodies.
Without further ado, here’s the sneak peek into my NYC tour inspired by the book, You by Caroline Kepnes:
The book brought me to a neighborhood in Brooklyn called Bedford-Stuyvesant or as we Brooklynites call it, Bed-Stuy (pronounced Bed-Sty). Joe lives in this neighborhood so of course, I had to check it out. I’ve been here before but it’s been awhile.
A little dash of Halloween decorations here!
Of course, I had to get a shot of a dog. Sorry, it’s another dog butt, but it is my quintessential dog stalker picture, right!?
That’s it for now from Bed-Stuy. More from that neighborhood in my full tour post.
After Bed-Stuy, I took the train into Manhattan.
As I was walking to the West Village to find Beck’s apartment, I passed Washington Square Park. It was a nice throwback to my Annie Van tour. It made me reminisce at least. If you’d like to see more of Washington Square Park, you can check out that post here.
More evidence of Halloween in the city!
Thank you for reading! And thank you Caroline Kepnes for giving me a thrilling read!