Book Bucket List

My Book Bucket List

As I become more and more aware of the book blogging community, I’ve come across some pretty neat and unique ideas. Some I adapt to my own and some I just enjoy reading. However, this particular idea struck me as one that I feel I would immensely enjoy. The idea of a Book Bucket List came from my blogging friend, James @ThisIsMyTruthNow (who was inspired by another blogger! Got to love this community!) Please do check out his awesome blog. He has great content, ideas, is very responsive, and an amazing author! I’m so happy that James was fine with me borrowing this idea. Thank you!


The reason this idea appealed to me is a simple one – I feel I neglect the books I want to read over books I read for review purposes. Because of this, I tend to lose track of the books that I truly desire to read. That’s not to say that I haven’t discovered some really great books via the review route, and I will definitely continue to do those. However, recently, I’ve been asked, “You’ve read this book, right?” or “You, of course, heard of this author!” Then, I answer…”Well, no. I haven’t.” Most times when this occurs, it’s a book that I’ve been wanting to read or an author that I would love to read his/her work, but just haven’t made the effort to do so. Between these comments and seeing this idea, I became inspired to have my own Book Bucket List in order to motivate me to read more books on my ongoing TBR list.

Without further ado, I present my ongoing Book Bucket List:


I will start with just ten books. As I read each book and post a review, I will then add another book I’ve been wanting to read to keep the number of options always at ten. Just as James has done, I will also host a poll for you to decide my next book each month! It just sounds like a fun and inspiring way to read my TBR books. I will plan to read and review the book within that month, while I post another poll up for the upcoming month.

These books are purely for enjoyment purposes only, with no time constraint due to a review program. I’m so excited!

Current Ten Books on Bucket List (with Goodreads description links):

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
(Month Added: January 2018)

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
(Month Added: January 2018)

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
(Month Added: January 2018)

A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold
(Month Added: January 2018)

Out of Darkness by M.A. Richards
(Month Added: January 2018)

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
(Month Added: January 2018)

Room by Emma Donoghue
(Month Added: January 2018)

Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
(Month Added: January 2018)

The Tattered Box by Paul Schumacher
(Month Added: January 2018)

Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin
(Month Added: January 2018)

Books Completed:
(Review links to come)


**I will be posting a poll soon, so be on the look out for that, too!**

Thank you for reading and helping me get through my TBR list! 🙂


3 thoughts on “My Book Bucket List

  1. I’m so excited you are doing a Book Bucket List! I like how you shared all the details here, too. I am familiar with a few of these, so it will be a difficult choice when the poll comes out! Good luck and hope you have an amazing amount of fun with it!

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    1. I’m really excited, too! It was fun looking through my TBR list and seeing which ones I should start with. Thank you for sharing this cool idea, and I can’t wait for my first book to be chosen for me! Thank you! I’m sure it’s going to be a lot of fun! 🙂

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