Tuesday, 25 March 2014

A Simple women's Bookclub- March and Spring Day 6

Author: Lori Nelson Spielman
Title: 'The Life List'
I read this book... in Paperback, On loan to me from a friend.
Here's link where you can find this- On Amazon you can get it Here

'Brett Bohlinger seems to have it all: a plum job, a spacious loft, an irresistibly handsome boyfriend. All in all, a charmed life. That is, until her beloved mother passes away, leaving behind a will with one big stipulation: In order to receive her inheritance, Brett must first complete the life list of goals she’d written when she was a naïve girl of fourteen. Grief-stricken, Brett can barely make sense of her mother’s decision—her childhood dreams don’t resemble her ambitions at age thirty-four in the slightest. Some seem impossible. How can she possibly have a relationship with a father who died seven years ago? Other goals (Be an awesome teacher!) would require her to reinvent her entire future. As Brett reluctantly embarks on a perplexing journey in search of her adolescent dreams, one thing becomes clear. Sometimes life’s sweetest gifts can be found in the most unexpected places'

My personal thoughts on this book
This is such an easy read on one hand, a chic lit with a bit more substance. Not only do you start to question what you would have written for your wish list at 14, but as you continue along the journey with Brett you realize that the books answers in ticking off these things aren’t always the obvious ones.  The book isn’t too predictable either. It has a wider range of supplementary characters with their own storylines and generally it’s just a good read.

A quote from the book
“Eleoner Rooseavelt once said ‘Do Something every day that scare you’ continue to push yourself to do those things that scare you, darling. Take those risks and see where you land, for they are the very things that make this journey worthwhile” 

Spring -Day 6

A very pretty Amaryllis

Joining in with Peggy for Four Seasons: Thirty Days of Spring.

Until tomorrow...
Amanda :)


  1. Hmm, that book sounds interesting. I was given another recommendation today if you need any to add to your pile: Frog music by Emma Donoghue (writer of Room) - the person was only half way through it though but said she couldn't put it down. x

  2. Hi Amanda. Such a lovely shot of that Amaryllis. I like a good chick lit from time to time. I spent some time this afternoon paging through one of Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic books. Love to look at the style, but would be a bit too much for me to live with. I like furniture with character but not so much that the character flakes off on the floor! LOL!

  3. A great quote there Amanda! glad that you enjoyed the book. xx

    1. Yep, I've still about 30 others to read!!

  4. That sounds like quite a good read, not the usual kind of chic lit plot.

  5. I like the sound of that book but I've been so busy of late that I've fallen behind with reading again.


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