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January 1, 2016 / Leslie

First Book of the Year 2016

1stBook-2016Happy New Year!

And welcome to First Book of the Year hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney.

Join us as we kick off another year of great reading.

A Creepy First Book

My choice is Hidden Bodies. This is the sequel to You, one of my favorite books from 2014. It was dark, creepy, and yet compulsive. And in the end it left me wanting more. So I was thrilled to find out there was a sequel, and even more excited to get an advance copy of the book which publishes in February.

My Reading Buddy

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This is Jentrie, one of my reading buddies. He investigates all new things as possible chew toys or perhaps something to eat.

Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
Charmingly murderous anti-hero Joe Goldberg continues his twisted quest for the perfect love in this thrilling follow-up to the “deeply dark yet mesmerizing” You. When Joe follows the woman he wants to marry to the West Coast, he never imagines that his obsession will lead him to such tragedy.

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  1. Mary / Jan 1 2016 6:39 am

    Sounds like a book fans of You will love. Hope you can devour it before Jentrie 🙂


  2. Silver's Reviews / Jan 1 2016 7:14 am

    I think it will be a good first book.

    Love your photo.

    ENJOY the first day of 2016!!

    Happy New Year!!

    Silver’s Reviews
    My First Book Of The Year


  3. Pat @ Posting For Now / Jan 1 2016 7:52 am

    How great that you have an advance copy of the sequel to a book you loved! Enjoy and Happy New Year!


  4. Judith / Jan 1 2016 7:57 am

    Wonderful picture! Happy New Year. The book sounds perfect for today!


  5. Kay / Jan 1 2016 7:57 am

    What a cute picture! I’ve heard good things about YOU and look forward to hearing what you think about HIDDEN BODIES. Happy New Year!!


  6. laurelrainsnow / Jan 1 2016 9:18 am

    Great photo….and I am definitely curious about this book. I have You…but haven’t finished it. I plan to return to it some time this year…and then I may have to get this sequel.

    My First Book this year is a sequel to the one I read last year: FIRST BOOK OF 2016 POST


  7. Laura @Library of Clean Reads / Jan 1 2016 10:44 am

    What a great pic with your reading buddy! I hope the sequel is as good as the first book. Enjoy!


  8. Sheila (Book Journey) / Jan 1 2016 11:01 am

    Look at that great picture! I hope you do not mind but I would love to add this picture to the next update on the first books post.


    • Leslie / Jan 1 2016 2:18 pm

      Jentrie is excited to have his photo added to the group!


  9. What a great photo! I love your reading buddy though hopefully you’ll get to the book before he finishes with it!


  10. Bev Hankins / Jan 1 2016 11:22 am

    Happy New Year! Love your reading buddy. You’ll have to let us know how tasty he thought the book was. 🙂


    • Leslie / Jan 1 2016 2:21 pm

      He’s not allowed to chew on books but he always tries. I give him cardboard to shred. The cardboard inside toilet paper rolls are one of his favorites – and a cheap toy too!


  11. BermudaOnion / Jan 1 2016 12:45 pm

    I listened to You and loved the narrator. I have Hidden Bodies in print but might go the audio route since the same person reads it. Happy New Year!


    • Leslie / Jan 1 2016 2:23 pm

      I agree, the narration was fantastic. It enhanced the creepiness. I don’t want to wait for the audio release, but if I do a re-read I’ll definitely listen.


  12. Rachel / Jan 1 2016 1:00 pm

    I love that picture – Happy New Year!


  13. Stefanie / Jan 1 2016 1:57 pm

    Oh boy, you are brave to read this series. It certainly is different from what it seems like a stalker surviving, either not dying or going to jail. Hau’oli Makahiki Hou.


  14. Diane / Jan 1 2016 2:12 pm

    This seems like a great FIEST for 2016. Enjoy (cute pic)
    Happy Hew Year Les, and the best is being wished for you and yours.


  15. Melinda / Jan 1 2016 2:46 pm

    I always enjoy creepy books more than I think I will…I should look into this one!


  16. Lisa @ Captivated Reader / Jan 1 2016 3:31 pm

    Happy reading to you and Jentrie!! Enjoy your 1st read of 2016!!


  17. Jade @ Reading With Jade / Jan 1 2016 3:40 pm

    I have You sitting on my bookshelf – one of the books I hope to get round to early this year – so I’m sure I’ll be adding this book to my collection some time in the future. I hope you enjoy!


  18. Diana Leigh / Jan 1 2016 4:09 pm

    You was one of my favorite books in 2014 too. The audio version was amazing. What is it about Joe?!? Hypnotic and repulsive at the same time. I’m looking forward to Hidden Bodies!!


    • Leslie / Jan 2 2016 1:12 am

      Yes! As horrible as Joe was, I just had to know more about what was going on in his psychopathic mind.


  19. Kathryn / Jan 1 2016 4:40 pm

    Happy New Year. Looks like there are some fans among the commenters for this book so you are not alone. I am not sure if I’d like dark so may not be for me. Enjoy.


  20. Suko / Jan 1 2016 8:34 pm

    Jentrie is ready to devour your book! I hope your First Book of the year is really engaging. Happy New Year, Leslie!


  21. stacybuckeye / Jan 1 2016 10:11 pm

    Better you than me – you know how I felt about Joe! Happy reading 🙂


    • Leslie / Jan 2 2016 1:33 am

      I can’t resist finding out what happens to Joe. He is so compellingly creepy. And this book starts out right where the first one left off.


  22. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) / Jan 1 2016 11:03 pm

    Since I read You I will be reading this one! Happy New Year.


  23. Vicki / Jan 2 2016 1:41 am

    Jentrie is such a cutie! I have You (audio) and if I like it I’ll be reading this one too. Can’t wait to see what you think of it.


  24. Beth F / Jan 2 2016 7:32 am

    Happy new year! I’ve been wanting to get to this … hope you enjoyed it.


  25. Laurie C / Jan 2 2016 11:07 am

    I’m learning about so many new books and authors this way! I like the sound of You and this one, too. Happy 2016!


  26. MarthaE / Jan 3 2016 9:00 pm

    I love Jentrie and your photo. This one is new to me… unusual. Happy New Year and Happy Reading!


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