What’s On Your SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY Bucket List?

side effects

I love list-making so it’s weird that creating a real bucket list has been the only item on my said bucket list. Since Julie Murphy’s SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY releases on the 18th of March, I’ve decided to share some things I’ve had floating around in my head the last days, years or decades.

But before I throw down my bucket list, let’s talk “To Be Read” Lists. Lemme drop this awesome cover & blurb for one of the 2014 book releases I’ve been waiting for. You’ll want to add this to your own “To Be Read” list and grab one on Tuesday, okay?

side effects cover

The Fault in Our Stars meets Sarah Dessen in this lyrical novel about a girl with cancer who creates a take-no-prisoners bucket list that sets off a war at school—only to discover she’s gone into remission.

When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs. So she convinces her best friend to help her with a crazy bucket list that’s as much about revenge as it is about hope. But just when Alice’s scores are settled, she goes into remission, and now she must face the consequences of all she’s said and done.

Contemporary realistic fiction fans who adore Susane Colasanti and Jenny Han and stories filled with romance and humor will find much to love in this incredible debut.

Sounds like an awesome read, right? 


IndieBound or Barnes & Noble or Amazon 

Find the author Julie Murphy online: via her website (www.juliemurphywrites.com), tumblr (www.andimjulie.tumblr.com), or twitter (www.twitter.com/andimjulie).

Without a big to-do or confetti and fanfare, here is my surprisingly humble list for now:



Go on a 4-8 day vacation by myself, somewhere warm where I’ll write and read and eat all the lovely things 

Re-read my favorite Judy Blume books, and some Nancy Drew and Christopher Pike books

Travel to: Switzerland, France, Italy, & Germany again as an adult

Go back to Aruba with the husband

Go on a family vacation via winnebago


Walk into Barnes & Noble and pick up a book with my name (by Ami Allen-Vath) on the cover

Do a reading and autograph signing for a book I’ve written


Win an Oscar for being in an amazing movie but never having to deal with the whole being famous bit

Have a personal chef, masseuse, housekeeper, and driver

Not so much to ask for, right? So, what things are on your bucket list? I want to know–the simple things, the dreams, the extravagant? Let me know an item or a few in the comments below.


3 thoughts on “What’s On Your SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY Bucket List?

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  2. Ha! Love this list, Ami, especially those extravagant ones. And what a fun premise for Side Effects May Vary. Off to add it to my “read this” list :-).

    • Thanks for swinging by Jessica! My copy just got here yesterday so I’ll prob start reading today since I didn’t get to it last night. It looks soooo good!! : )

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