Love, Laughter And Family
The Kicking The Bucket List by Cathy Hopkins is an amusing contemporary read about love, family and relationships. It is also a study of grief. “Grief is like standing on the edge of the ocean. Some days… it’s manageable. Other days… it blasts like a tsunami.” Grief can be all consuming as one adjusts to a new ‘normal.’
The novel follows three sisters over a year. Each one is unique. The relationship has been fractured. Can they rebuild as they unite in grief?
There are many themes and as well as studying grief, the novel is a study of life. “Life isn’t made up of what is thrown at you, it’s about how you react to it.”. The novel is a study of hope. A study of the past, present and future. It will make you smile. It definitely made me laugh out loud. And it will make you cry.
Life is about love, laughter and families. The Kicking The Bucket List will make you realise that life is not about money. At the end of the day, life is about love and belonging. My favourite line was “Home is where my books are” and really sums it all up. We all need a place where we feel comfortable and loved.
A marvellous novel set on location in London and S.E. Cornwall. It was refreshing to read about familiar places. We have had many holidays in Looe in Cornwall so I recognised the location straight away.
A fabulous read.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.