Happy October, fellow AE book nerds! As you’ve probably gathered, October is our favorite month of the year here at Audiences Everywhere. Halloween is approaching, and the air is turning crisp, which makes it the best month to cozy in with a good (preferably scary) book.
For October, we have chosen the novel You by Caroline Kepnes, a story of boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl at first sight, and boy proceeds to court girl in the most terrifying way. The publisher’s description reads:
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 accountant 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 begins quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way. Joe will do anything to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms – even if it means murder.
The book is 422 pages, so here’s your reading guide:
Week One: Chapters 1-12
Week Two: Chapters 13-26
Week Three: Chapters 27-39
Week Four: Chapters 40-52
As with every month, we will hold daily Twitter polls and an opportunity to join the conversation with the hashtag #AEBookClub. If you’re enjoying this one, be sure to give the author a shoutout on Twitter: @CarolineKepnes
Featured Image: Atria/Emily Bestler Books