My Very Own “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 May 17th, 2017, 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:


Next Twelve Books on the Bucket List

  1. Arden, Katherine — The Bear and the Nightingale
  2. Bardugo, Leigh — Six of Crows
  3. Benedict, Marie — Carnegie’s Maid
  4. Brown, Dan — Origin
  5. Brown, Sandra – Envy
  6. Follett, Ken — A Column of Fire
  7. Forman, Gayle — If I Stay
  8. Gabaldon, Diana — Dragonfly in Amber
  9. Harding, Robyn — The Party
  10. Hawkins, Paula — Into the Water
  11. Hornak, Francesca — Seven Days of Us
  12. Maas, Sarah — A Court of Thorns and Roses
  13. Macintosh, Claire — I Let You Go
  14. McKinlay, Jenn — A Likely Story
  15. Morton, Kate — The Distant Hours
  16. Morton, Kate — The Lake House
  17. Mosse, Kate — Citadel
  18. Oviatt, Didi — Search for Maylee
  19. Prowse, Amanda — The Art of Hiding
  20. Reichert, Amy E. — The Simplicity of Cider
  21. Wolas, Cherise — The Resurrection of Joan Ashby



  • Read A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • Added The Party by Robyn Harding


  • Read Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • Added Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak


  • Read Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict
  • Added Search for Maylee by Didi Oviatt


  • Read The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse
  • Added Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict


  • Read The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
  • Added The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas


  • Read A Likely Story by Jenn McKinlay
  • Added Envy by Sandra Brown


  • Created first bucket list


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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