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 November 2018 Read:
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
(Month Added: October 2018)

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
(Month Added: April 2018)

A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
(Month Added: June 2018)

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

Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin
(Month Added: February 2018)

Lost in a Book: Beauty and the Beast by Jennifer Donnelly 
(Month Added: October 2018)

Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks
(Month Added: August 2018)

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
(Month Added: March 2018)

Seafire by Natalie C. Parker
(Month Added: September 2018)

Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult 
(Month Added: May 2018)

Books Completed:

February 2018: Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins 
March 2018: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
April 2018Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin
May 2018: Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally 
June 2018Room by Emma Donoghue 
July 2018The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
August/September 2018: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
October 2018: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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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