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Have you ever finished a book and said “Man, I wish I could ________ like that?” Bookish Bucket List is a semi-regular feature for the things I’ve put on my bucket list and the books that made me do so.

Everyone, say hello to Kristilyn! I’m so happy to have her over today, to participate in the meme she designed the button for! I’ve been out of town and I am SO BEHIND, but like the saint that she is, Kristilyn offered to guest a few times!

Thank you so much to Anne for having me on the blog today! I love this feature and am constantly reading books thinking about all the things the characters I read about get to do that I’d love to be able to do.

Return to Me cover

Title: Return to Me

Author: Justina Chen

Summary: [from GoodReads]

Nothing is going as planned for Rebecca Muir. She’s weeks away from starting college–at a school chosen specifically to put a few thousand miles of freedom between Reb and her parents. But her dad’s last-minute job opportunity has her entire family moving all those miles with her! And then there’s the matter of her unexpected, amazing boyfriend, Jackson, who is staying behind on the exact opposite coast.

And if that isn’t enough to deal with, mere days after moving cross-country, Reb’s dad drops shocking, life-changing news. With her mother and brother overwhelmed and confused, Reb is left alone to pick up the pieces of her former life. But how can she do that when everything can change in an instant? How can she trust her “perfect” boyfriend when her own dad let her down? Reb started the year knowing exactly what her future would hold, but now that her world has turned upside down, will she discover what she really wants?
Justina Chen, the acclaimed author of North of Beautiful, has created a moving and powerful novel about the struggles that arise from betrayal, the uncertainty of life after high school, and the joy that ultimately comes from discovering what’s truly in your heart.

Kristilyn’s Bucket List Entry: A treehouse!

Why: When I was younger, I remember my cousins having a treehouse in the backyard. It wasn’t extravagant by any means, but still very cool to have this little separate place outside of the main house. In this book, Reb has a treehouse and wants to actually build treehouses as a career. How cool is that?

When I think about treehouses, I start thinking about having this separate little house, maybe with windows on all sides, filled with books and lots of pillows and blankets. Maybe in the trees, or with a view of the river behind the house. It would be so amazing to have this little place, all my own, with no distractions except for my books. I mean, when you think about it, reading in the house can be filled with distractions — there’s the kitchen, the internet, the TV, the phone, the other people living in the house, etc. But in a treehouse, it can be just what you want it to be. That’s it.

Just imagine — a room filled with light, books, blankets, you, and lots and lots of quiet. No distractions. Perfection.

What’s on your Bucket List?

If anyone else would like to join in and guest for a Bookish Bucket List, please email me at: anne [at] creativityscorner [dot] net – I would love to hear from you!

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2 Responses to “Kristilyn’s Bookish Bucket List: Return to Me”

  1. Justina Chen says:

    Yes to treehouses! You need to check out Pete Nelson and his treehouse resort:

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