The Weekend Aesthetic is a feature where I post book aesthetics on the weekend. They might be of a book I’m currently reading, recently read, or read a long time ago.
The Lucky List is a beautiful story that will pull on your heart strings. Emily’s mom was always lucky until she was diagnosed with cancer. It’s been three years since Emily lost her and she hasn’t been the same ever since. With her best friend away for the summer, Emily befriends Blake, the daughter of her dad’s best friend, who is new to town. When they find Emily’s mom’s high school bucket list, they embark on the adventure of a summer by checking off each item as as a way for Emily to connect with her mom again. As Emily and Black grow closer throughout their adventures, Emily is left questioning who she is, especially with her mom gone.
The Lucky List is a gem of a book, and I was surprised by how much I ended up loving it. I loved seeing Emily come out of her shell and slowly heal from her grief. Her growing relationship with Blake was so sweet and endearing, and the bucket list is full of so much summery goodness and adventures. This heartfelt story is perfect for your summer TBR!
Release Date: June 1, 2021
Find it: Goodreads, IndieBound, Bookshop, Barnes & Noble, Amazon
Rachael Lippincott, coauthor of #1 New York Times bestseller Five Feet Apart, weaves a captivating, heartfelt love story about learning who you are, and who you love, when the person you’ve always shared yourself with is gone.
Emily and her mom were always lucky. Every month they’d take her lucky quarter, select lucky card 505, and dominate the heatedly competitive bingo night in their small, quirky town of Huckabee. But Emily’s mom’s luck ran out three years ago when she succumbed to cancer, and nothing has felt right for Emily since.
Now, the summer before her senior year, things are getting worse. Not only has Emily wrecked things with her boyfriend Matt, who her mom adored, but her dad is selling the house she grew up in and giving her mom’s belongings away. Soon, she’ll have no connections left to Mom but that lucky quarter. And with her best friend away for the summer and her other friends taking her ex’s side, the only person she has to talk to about it is her dad’s best friend’s daughter, Blake, a girl she barely knows.
But that’s when Emily finds the list—her mom’s senior year summer bucket list—buried in a box in the back of her closet. When Blake suggests that Emily take it on as a challenge, the two set off on a journey to tick each box and help Emily face her fears before everything changes As they go further down the list, Emily finally begins to feel closer to mom again, but her bond with Blake starts to deepen, too, into something she wasn’t expecting. Suddenly Emily must face another fear: accepting the secret part of herself she never got a chance to share with the person who knew her best.
What’s on your bucket list?