Weekend Reads #11: You

Weekend Reads is a Goodreads group created by Nici, a booktuber over at LitPixie. Basically book lovers can record a video or write a blog post about what they plan to read on the weekend, and also answer a fun question.

The question for this weekend:

Tell us about your favorite book you’ve read this year.

That would be You by Caroline Kepnes. OMG, this book blew my mind. It was great and I love how all its components worked together to create a believable character and an engrossing story. I loved the narration, the character development, the pace, the voice, everything.

You is about a guy stalking a girl and it’s told in the second-person from the stalker’s point of view. You are stuck in his head, consuming his thoughts, drowning in his erratic emotions, constantly being pulled towards him until you find yourself hooked, even taking his side and rooting him on when you know better. The story is creepy because of how it’s told so some might feel uncomfortable, especially if you go by Beck, Becky, or maybe even Rebecca. But I highly recommend it. Definitely a great thriller to get into. For more, see my most recent review.

What I’m reading this weekend:

It’s these two for this weekend. I’m in the middle of The Curse of Crow Hollow, Goodreads says I’m about 65% through it, but I have to put it down for a little. I love the story and I am hooked on it. This past week I found it hard to part with the novel for long because I constantly wondered what’s going on, what’s going to happen next, when will all the secrets be revealed, what the hell is in that old woman’s shed! But then I got some of my answers and now I have to take a break.

I have an overactive imagination and that coupled with how descriptive Billy Coffey is and how adept he is at making fear creep up on both the characters and the reader makes me want to set my mind at ease with some Harry Potter.

I’ve decided to reread the Harry Potter novels because I have a set of the editions illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi and I just want to touch and read them. This is a nice balance to gear up my imagination for another dip into The Curse of Crow Hollow. My reaction to that book was so unexpected.

By the way, I love the illustration Kibuishi did for the cover of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I think it’s my favorite of all the Harry Potter covers.

What are you reading this weekend? Please share below.

Happy reading! 😀

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4 thoughts on “Weekend Reads #11: You

  1. Can’t you just give us a hint of what’s in the old lady’s shed!
    It’s probably nothing, an old man or something or……….
    I have so many tbr’s already 😛

    This weekend(Saturday, because it’s was like a blizzard outside) I started reading “the life of pi, which is about an Indian boy who finds himself in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, a zebra with a broken leg, a hyena and a orang-utan, so far it’s been a 3.5 star read, but i will definitely finish it to find out if he gets eaten 🙂

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