The Blonde Bookworm: The Bucket List by Georgia Clark -- Review

The Bucket List by Georgia Clark -- Review

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Title: The Bucket List 
Author: Georgia Clark 
Pages: 352
Publishing: August 7th 2018 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books


From the author of the critically acclaimed “lively and engrossing parable for women of all generations” (Harper’s BazaarThe Regulars­ comes a deeply funny and thoughtful tale of a young woman who, after discovering she has the breast cancer gene, embarks on an unforgettable bucket list adventure.

Twenty-five-old Lacey Whitman is blindsided when she’s diagnosed with the BCRA1 gene mutation: the “breast cancer” gene. Her high hereditary risk forces a decision: increased surveillance or the more radical step of a preventative double mastectomy. Lacey doesn't want to lose her breasts. For one, she’s juggling two career paths; her work with the prestigious New York trend forecaster Hoffman House, and her role on the founding team of a sustainable fashion app with friend/mentor, Vivian Chang. Secondly, small-town Lacey’s not so in touch with her sexuality: she doesn’t want to sacrifice her breasts before she’s had the chance to give them their hey-day. To help her make her choice, she (and her friends) creates a “boob bucket list”: everything she wants do with and for her boobs before a possible surgery.

This kicks off a year of sensual exploration and sexual entertainment for the quick-witted Lacey Whitman. Ultimately, this is a story about Lacey’s relationship to her body and her future. Both are things she thought she could control through hard work and sacrifice. Both are things she will change by choosing to have a major surgery that could save her life, and will give her the future she really wants.


I was so excited when I heard Georgia Clark was writing a new book! The Regulars was such a fun a quirky read so I knew Clark was one to look out for. I recently finished The Bucket List  and it was everything I had hoped for and more. The pacing was spot on, the amount of funny vs. serious scenes were evenly distributed, and the characters were hilarious. I think the synopsis gives a pretty good definition of what to expect from this novel, but I wasn't expecting to be so well versed on the topic of BCRA1 and the difficulties that so many women face. Georgia did an amazing job writing a fun and hilarious novel, but one also filled with important information about awareness for breast cancer and the BCRA1 mutation. 

The Bucket List was such an entertaining read and I couldn't put it down. I felt very connected to Lacey by the end of the novel and truly cared about what happened to her. If you are in the market for a hilarious, touching, and raunchy read about women in New York City, then The Bucket List is for you. I can't recommend this book enough! Thank you to Atria and NetGalley for sending this novel in exchange for an honest review. 

Rating 4/5 


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