A friend of mine recently asked me to list the top five books that I am looking forward to reading in 2017. First I need to add that the book world (authors and publishing companies) have been killing it lately with some amazing books. It seems to me that every year brings about a set of new books that must be added to book shelves everywhere. With that being said something as simple as “tell me the top five books your looking forward to reading in 2017” is made not so simple. There are so many great books hitting bookshelves this year! Here is my small list that was no small feat to compile:
The Widow By Fiona Barton
Jean Taylor is the recent widow of Glen Taylor, the most hated man in town accused of a hideous crime. Upon Glen’s sudden death, Jean is left on her own to fend off reporters scrounging to get the exclusive interview of a lifetime.
When reporter Kate Waters knocks on Jean’s door she expects to be turned down like every other reporter in town but for some odd reason Jean lets her in.
The Widow is a psychological thriller like no other! Often stacked with The Girl On The Train or Gone Girl this thriller stands firmly on it’s own as a heart stopping, page turning read.
I personally enjoyed it and found it haunting because Fiona Barton weaves through different narrators and leaves room for the readers imagination to wander; to deep and dark places along with the characters. As for the skittles packet, you’ll have to read for yourself…..
A special thanks to Berkley/NAL publishing for sending me a copy to read!
Welcome and an explanation as to why I decided to start a book blog when 25 million* already exist:
*Unverified number that may be overtly optimistic #BookLoversMaketheWorldGoRound
Hi and Welcome to Lupita Reads- a blog extension born of my bookish Instagram posts. Lupita Reads first started as a hashtag I would use when I would post about a book I was currently reading in my personal Instagram. Later with a shift in my geographical location and a change in my employment status (aka time on my hands to break free from a 9-5 and enjoy the things I loved to do) I had a thought- Why not expand Lupita Reads to more then a hashtag! Why not share it with the world?! Little did I know when I finally created my Instagram, there were already a ton of bookish Instagram in the world. This entire time I thought I was the only one in my small little private bubble of Instagram sharing all my beautiful reads. I was thrilled and the bookish Instagram community welcomed Lupita Reads with open arms.
That being said the question still remains, what does Lupita Reads have to offer, that other book blogs don’t? Its not what others are lacking more so about what’s still left to be read and said about amazing reads!
Most importantly, there’s a unfilled need within me to connect to anyone interested in discussing books and with this blog I hope to be able to connect with all of you out there on the inter webs and hear your thoughts on the books I’ll be reviewing and recommending.
So with that in mind, tell me something about you in the comment section! What are you reading? If you aren’t reading something, why aren’t you reading? and what does reading mean to you?