The novel, where the Netflix show is based on, is filled to the brim with good reading suggestions. I will even say that the book is worth checking out just for the variety of genres and titles present. For the list of books featured on You (Novel) by Caroline Kepnes, check below!
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Books featured on You (Novel)
I pick up your first book, Impossible Vacation by Spalding Gray. “Interesting,” I say. “Most people get his monologues. This is a great book, but it’s not a book that people go around buying, particularly young women who don’t appear to be contemplating suicide, given the fate of the author.”
“Well, sometimes you just want to go where it’s dark, you know?”
“Yeah,” I say. “Yeah”.
- Impossible Vacation by Spalding Gray
- Desperate Characters by Paula Fox
- Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Excerpt from You (Novel):
I came to know E.E. Cummings the way most sensitive, intelligent men my age came to E.E. Cummings, via one of the most romantic love stories of all time, Hannah and Her Sisters… My favorite part of the poem:
Nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands.
Except for you Beck. These past few days, I’ve learned so much. You put your tiny hands to work on yourself when the mood strikes, which it does, often..
- Complete Poems: E.E. Cummings
- Poor George by Paula Fox
- Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
- The Victim by Saul Bellow
- Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
- The Hours by Michael Cunningham
- A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- Little Children by Tom Perotta
- Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
- When Bad Things Happen To Good People by Harold Kushner
- In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O’Brien
- A River Runs Through It and Other Stories by Norman Maclean
- The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
Excerpt from You (Novel):
She sets her novel on the counter. Charles Bukowski is right on top, The Captain Is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship.
“I’m not one of those girls who buys Bukowski so I can be a girl who buys Bukowski. You know what I mean?”
- The Captain Is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship by Charles Bukowski
- Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
- Underworld by Don DeLillo
- On the Road by Jack Kerouac
- Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace
I have not watched the show but I’m hearing good reviews so far. What are your thoughts on the adaptation?
You can purchase You (Novel) by Caroline Kepnes on Amazon (Kindle, Paperback, Audible):
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