Book Review: The life List

Why I picked it: I'm sorry to tell you that I saw this online but don't remember where.  I was looking for something light/fresh to listen to as I prepared to travel, it was a great choice for me.

Synopsis: Brett sets out to complete her old list of childhood goals, and finds that her lifelong dreams lead her down a path she never expects.

1. Go to Paris
2. Perform live, on a super big stage
3. Have a baby, maybe two
4. Fall in love

Grief-stricken, Brett can barely make sense of her mother’s decision. Some of her old hopes seem impossible. How can she possibly have a relationship with a father who died seven years ago? Other dreams (Be an awesome teacher!) would require her to reinvent her entire future. For each goal attempted, her mother has left behind a bittersweet letter, offering words of wisdom, warmth, and—just when Brett needs it—tough love.

As Brett struggles to complete her abandoned life list, one thing becomes clear: Sometimes life’s sweetest gifts can be found in the most unexpected places.

Quick Take: I loved this book. The plot moves at a quick pace, with twists along the way to keep a reader interested. Imagine falling in love and becoming a mother within twelve months, yet this is what Brett needs to do according to her mother's will.

It's a delightful novel.

Rating: 4 stars
Source: personal copy (audio)