Blog: A Book Bucket List

As I was looking through a few new sites this morning, I came across a brilliant idea. We all have our “To Be Read” list on Goodreads. We all have our favorite authors and genres. But how many of us have our very own “Book Bucket List?” I cannot claim to be the creator of this very cool idea, as I found it on a new online friend’s page: Laura @ thebookcorps.  She’s got a fun site, full of book reviews, blog postings and great ideas. Go take a look to see more. I’m thankful to her for posting her own “bucket list” and being OK with me borrowing her idea!


I’m not exactly sure how this works, so I’m going to make up my own rules. Today, I’ve started it with the top 12 books I want to read: 1 for every month in the next year, including a link to the book on Goodreads. I’ve also included the two books from 2017 that would have been on the list if I hadn’t already read them. I will keep adding to this page as I find new books that I absolutely must read. And when I cross one off the list, I’ll literally cross it off this list (see below) and provide a link to my book review. Without any further ado, below is my official “Book Bucket List” for everyone to see and monitor progress with this initial post, but the permanent page where I will track each update is located here:  Book Bucket List

  1. Arden, Katherine — The Bear and the Nightingale
  2. Bardugo, Leigh — Six of Crows
  3. Brown, Dan — Origin
  4. Follett, Ken — A Column of Fire
  5. Forman, Gayle — If I Stay
  6. Gabaldon, Diana — Dragonfly in Amber
  7. Hawkins, Paula — Into the Water
  8. Maas, Sarah — A Court of Thorns and Roses
  9. Macintosh, Claire — I Let You Go
  10. McKinlay, Jenn — A Likely Story
  11. Morton, Kate — The Distant Hours
  12. Morton, Kate — The Lake House
  13. Mosse, Kate — Citadel
  14. Reichert, Amy E. — The Simplicity of Cider


About Me

I’m Jay and I live in NYC. By profession, I work in technology. By passion, I work in writing. Once you hit my site “ThisIsMyTruthNow” at, you can join the fun and see my blog and various site content. You’ll find book reviews, published and in-progress fiction, TV/Film reviews, favorite vacation spots and my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge.” Since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life… see how you compare! Each month, I will post a summary of a trip I’ve taken somewhere in the world. I’ll cover the transportation, hotel, restaurants, activities, who, what, when, where and why… and let you decide for yourself if it’s a trip worth taking.

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  1. Bear and Nightingale…excellent and a look at Russian folktales, Court of Thorns and Roses, also good. Dragonfly in Amber…long, but worth it. Of course, then you have about 12 more books of equal length to go through plus the TV series (which is pretty good). Two, three and four are also on my to-read list.

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  2. Court of Thorns and Roses — book 1 is good but the following 2 books are better so make sure you read them all! Dragonfly in Amber is long as hell but also good and the TV show is FANTASTIC! Six of Crows is on my TBR list eventually, hahaha

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  3. Oh good idea! I notice most of yours are tomes which are part of series! I think mine would be aswell! I’ve read Dragonfly in Amber, I read it last year, a mammoth read but so good. I red to move on to the next one in the series but honestly the size is daunting which says something given most the books I read are huge!

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  4. This is a really great idea!! It makes sense to have a Book Bucket List on top of one’s “regular” Bucket List. 🙂

    I also want to read “The Bear and the Nightingale”, “Into the Water”, and “A Likely Story”. I think I’d probably add some children/teen lit to mine as there’s a few books in those genres that I’ve wanted to read for a while and haven’t gotten to because of reading other titles for review.

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  5. I like the structure you brought into your reading bucket list. That would probably make it much easier to actuallt read the book instead of one of the thousands of other great books around.

    I had one book on my normal bucket list. That was to read ‘the city of dreaming books’ by Walter Moers in German, it’s original languague and I managed, multiple times already 😀 It is such a great book.

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