TCL’s 2019 Summer Bucket List Book Tag

Sorry! I should have posted this sooner!

PhotoFunia-1561192155I want to thank Siobhan from Novelties for tagging me, which was pretty unexpected (I don’t have all that many followers, so I didn’t think that other bloggers were paying much attention to me, to tell the truth). I’m not totally sure that I have absolutely loved doing this post, and while I’m very honored, I don’t think I’m going to tag others. But please give Kay some love by visiting her blog! (And again, my sincere to apologies to Siobhan for not posting this sooner.)


  • Link back to the original creator in your post.
  • Feel free to use any of Tiffany’s graphics in your post, or create your own! (I’m garbage at making my own graphics, so I’ll use hers!)
  • Tag 5 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them. (Like I said above, I hate the idea of obliging people to do something, so whoever wants to participate, please just use this same format – with or without your own graphics.)

01 by the water

Secret Life Mrs LondonI’ve read a couple, but not that many beach-side books (I’m more of a mountains and waterfalls kind of girl, myself), but a big chunk of “The Secret Life of Mrs. London” by Rebecca Rosenberg is set by the water (Hawaii has that in spades), and although this wasn’t the most recent one I read, it did seem to have lots of beaches in the story – including one scene that was particularly harrowing!


02 firey romance

69d62-rodin2527s2blover2bcover-2I don’t read romance novels in general, but one of the most heated (but not erotic) love stories I’ve read is “Rodin’s Lover” by Heather Webb.

03 journey

I’ve read quite a few of these, but one that I think needs more attention would be “Flight of Dreams” by Ariel Lawhon – quite possibly the best example of a perfect historical fiction novel I’ve ever read. Another one, for contemporary fiction lovers would be “Its. Nice. Outside.” By Jim Kokoris.

04 starstruck

last list of miss judith krattI’m not sure what you mean by “starstruck” to tell the truth (or how this differs from the last question). If it left me in awe of the author, or in awe of the characters or in awe of the writing. One of my favorite authors is Michael Ondaatje, and although I’ve never written a review of my favorite of his novels “The English Patient” I know that this was the book that got me hooked on him as an author. Mind you, the book I recently reviewed – “The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt” by Andrea Bobotis struck me much the same way.

05 couldn't put down

6b5ca-catch-22-50th-anniversary-edition-original-imadgummjzcquvuzFar too many of these than I can list here, but why not go with the only book I’ve read more than once, “Catch-22” by Joseph Heller. Every time I pick up this book to look it over or to find a quote, I get hooked into reading it again. I’m watching the TV series now, and I’m forcing myself to NOT pick it up again, because I have SO many other books on my TBR that I really can’t start re-reading this one for a FIFTH time!

06 sweet romance

09ac2-the252bmountaintop252bschool252bfor252bdogs252band252bother252bsecond252bchancesAgain, I don’t read romance novels, so I don’t have a whole lot of books to choose from for this. But a book that I really loved, that has lots of relationships that grow slowly and sweetly, is “The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances” by Ellen Cooney would fit this bill fairly nicely, I think.

07 fresh air

c26dd-lillian2bboxfishBoth literally and figuratively, I’d say “Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk” by Kathleen Rooney fits this one perfectly. By this I mean, you can’t get fresh air if you don’t go out for a walk, and this book was a very refreshing read as well!

08 obstacle

ad884-my-so-called-ruined-life_mrWow! Again, lots of those in the books I read. I think with this one, I’m going to go with one of the few YA fiction books I’ve read, where the main character really had some real-life obstacles to deal with, none of which had anything to do with a boy, thank goodness! That would be “My So-Called Ruined Life” by Melanie Bishop.

09 food

e725d-five2bquartersI’m actually a huge fan of culinary fiction, so there are several of these on my list by authors such as Joanne Harris, Lily Prior and most recently, Crystal King. Of them, I’d say my favorite would be “Five Quarters of the Orange” by Harris.

10 inspired

61XdAfZLvMLThis is another one that I’m not sure I understand what it means. Still, one non-fiction book just took my breath away regarding how the writer has continued to live despite all of the very difficult circumstances she’s experienced, would be “I am, I am, I am: Seventeen Brushes with Death” by Maggie O’Farrell.


As I said above, I’m not nominating anyone to do this. If this looks like fun and you want to join in, go right ahead (I’m talking to YOU A Little Adult).

Only one thing – don’t forget to link back to me if you do, and link back to Kay as well!


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