Best Books to Read in 2017

 

Everyone loves a good read. Reading addiction is not the same as loving books; it’s more like book abuse, and it’s time to find some others with the same “problem”

Like all crazy habits, reading addiction stems from the need to escape from the world for a while. I need a good book infront of me like others need cigarettes.

When we moved to Paris my reading habits went down, first because finding English/Spanish books are not so easy and second one, not enough space.

After bubu gave me the best present ever, my beautiful and loyal Kindle. Once again my life is full of joy.

Here are some masterpieces you can’t ignore. Sorry, books are in Spanish (odd numbers) & English (pair numbers)

Note: Recommendations are always welcomed.
 

1) Todos los días son nuestros – Catalina Aguilar Mastretta

Me prometí a mí misma no comprarlo únicamente por ser hija de Ángeles Mastretta ya que esas comparaciones nunca terminan en algo bueno. La realidad es que el libro me cautivó desde el inicio, amas/odias a los personajes, lloras y ríes con las aventuras amorosas de María y te adentras a la vida de esa treintañera que creía tener su vida resuelta.

Catalina creó una obra majestuosa que devoré en dos días. Sin duda el proceso de una pérdida conlleva más allá que solo el llanto, el autodescubrimiento y el desprendimiento de esos apegos que somos adictos a tener. Al final, no importa si te han roto el corazón o no; sin duda alguna disfrutarás de este maravilloso libro.

2) The couple next door – Shari Lapena

The tale of a child stolen from its cot is full of suspense. Shari sets the first scenes really quickly, Anna and Marco Conti have accepted an invitation from their neighbors and decided to leave their six-month-old baby home alone and go to the party next door.

We are then drawn into the utter terror that must be a nightmare and fear for all parents. The initial question is who on earth would steal their child and the second question is why? Cancel all other plans, you won’t want to put this book down for anyone or anything.

3) La chica del tren – Paula Hawkins

Sin duda este libro es un excelente thriller psicológico. La protagonista, Rachel Watson, siempre toma el tren a Londres a las 8h04. En el trayecto, como muchos de nosotros, observa por la ventana e imagina la vida “perfecta” de aquella pareja que siempre se encuentra sentada en la terraza de su departamento. Un día Rachel ve algo que la hace creer que no todo mundo es tan perfecto como lo ha imaginado.

La lectura se vuelve absorbente, tétrica y en ocasiones estresante. La narración es ágil y sencilla, te adentra a los personajes sin ni siquiera pensarlo. Esta auténtica obra de arte te cautivará ya que realmente nada es lo que parece .



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4) The Paris Effect – K.S.R. Burns

Reading “The Paris Effect” while in Paris, I know… that’s so cool ! Amy Brodie is a fabolous crazy character with a slight obsession with food and diets. This young woman sneaks out to Paris without telling anyone, not even her husband!

If you like Paris, food and adventure this is the perfect book for you. I’d like to read more of Amy, and see what she gets up to next. Karen told me she is working on a second part, so I need a new coffeeshop to read this absorbing adventure.

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