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Top 10 Things on My Bookish Bucket List

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Top 10 Things on My Bookish Bucket List

(My Bookish Bucket List: Not necessarily in order of preference)

1.I found my first geocache a few weeks ago, geocaching is my new hobby inspired by the amazing YA book North of Beautiful by Justina Chen, and would love the opportunity to travel so I can discover more. I wish I knew about geocaching when we lived overseas.

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley


I would love see South Africa through Bill Bryson’s eyes. I love his humour and have collected all his travel books. I hope that he can be persuaded to write a book about my country one day.

sunburned country


3.I would like to meet author Alexandra Fuller who wrote the memoir Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight. Her story of her childhood in Rhodesia during the war was so close to my own childhood that I feel as though I already know her. A beautiful book that made me so nostalgic.

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller

4.I have always wanted to join in the mythosphere treasure hunt game in my favourite children’s book The Game by Diana Wynne Jones. I would love a chance to retrieve a golden apple!


‘The Game’ by Diana Wynne Jones

5.I would love to see my favourite South African YA fantasy book The Faerie Guardian by Rachel Morgan be made into a movie.


Faerie Guardian

6.I am in awe of illustrators. I wish I had the artistic talent to illustrate children’s picture books.


big hungry bear

7.I know this sounds naive, but I would like to find a way to rid the world of illegal drugs. As a parent it is the one thing that concerns me the most. If you haven’t read Crank by Ellen Hopkins, based on a true story, try it. It is a very powerful story.



8.I wish I could have attended Hogwarts as a student. I went to boarding school, and it was nothing like that!


Harry Potter


I have always been fascinated by Occupied France during the Second World War and have devoured books set in these times. I would love to spend time in France discovering all the villages I have read about.

Thinhs we did for love


Few people know this… last year I was challenged to write a children’s picture book for a charity which I did, maybe I will be brave enough to share it here one day :-), but I also wrote another  story and it is my ‘secret’ wish to see it illustrated and published one day…

What’s on your bookish bucket list?

This post is also linked to 50 Bookish Things You Must Do Before You Die  created by Love at First Book



Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish at http://www.brokeandbookish.com/p/top-ten-tuesday-other-features.html


  1. Do it do it do it!!!!! We loved the kids book you wrote and there is a copy of it my kids Kindergarden. I loved this post Sue xx

  2. Ummmm the Big Hungry Bear is one of my favorite books! I loved it as a kid and read it to my Kindergarteners when I taught! I would have them come up with a “better” way to disguise the strawberry. I probably still know much of the book by heart. . . 😀

    I love how this is a Top 10 Tuesday! You may also want to link up to the original Bookish Bucket List, too!

  3. I hope you get your other story published. That would be amazing. I want to write something worthy of publication one day… we will see. So far I always end up hating everything I write, even though I love to do it. I would have also love to go to Hogwarts, but my letter never came 🙁

    Thanks for stopping by My TTT

  4. These are amazing goals – especially number 7.

  5. Hey! My book feels so honoured to be on your Top 10 Bookish Bucket List! Thank you 🙂 (And I would also love to see it made into a movie!)

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