{Review+Giveaway} The Throwback List by Lily Anderson

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{Review+Giveaway} The Throwback List by Lily AndersonThe Throwback List by Lily Anderson
Pages: 400
Published by Hyperion Avenue on October 5, 2021

Welcome to Sandy Point, Oregon: a sleepy beach town that's home to a giant anchor statue, a sometimes-karaoke-bar, and Frosty's questionably legendary Sunday Sundae Surprise. A town Jo, Autumn, and Bianca thought they'd left far behind when they graduated high school, finally moving on to greener pastures than the midway point for tourists heading to the Goonies house. But life seldom goes according to plan.
Bianca Boria-Birdy, former prom queen and valedictorian, has always been an overachiever. As she juggles managing the family tattoo parlor, caring for her grandmother, and adjusting to a new marriage, Bianca's schedule becomes stricter than ever, with no room for disruption. What she really needs is a vacation, but not even Bianca Boria-Birdy can achieve the impossible.
Autumn Kelly used to be an actress. Now she teaches drama at Sandy Point High. She may have had to kiss her movie-star dreams goodbye, but molding the next generation of performers has given her life meaning in a whole new way. Until the sudden reappearance of her ex-best friend throws everything off-balance.Jo Freeman has it all together. With a cool job in Silicon Valley, connections at the trendiest fitness studios, and a down payment on her dream condo, she's well on her way to reaching every one of her goals before thirty. Or she was, before she got fired and landed right back home with her parents and teenage sister.
When Jo finds an old bucket list in her childhood bedroom, it sets the three women on a path that brings them closer to one another with each task. And it just might lead to a life none of them could have planned.



My Thoughts

The Throwback List is a new adult contemporary by author Lily Anderson. The Throwback list is the perfect, relatable read for elder millennials (like me). I really enjoyed this story, these characters, their friendships and the journey that they each went on. Our story takes place in Sandy Point, Oregon, a small town where each of our three main characters grew up. This story is about growing up, figuring out who you want to be, and friendship.

In The Throwback List we meet our three main characters- Jo, Autumn and Bianca. Even though they all went to high school together, they were not always the best of friends. But the one thing they did always have in common, that they each thought they were going to leave Sandy Point after school. Well, that didn’t happen- Bianca’s family kept her in town, Autumn went out to California to try and become and actress but she soon found herself back home acting as the new drama teacher, and Jo thought she had it made with her fancy California social media job, but even she ended up back in Sandy Point. And Sandy Point is where their story really takes off. When Jo finds herself back in her childhood home, she discovers an old bucket list, and decides she needs to complete all the items on it, since she missed out on so many of them in high school. This brings our three main characters together in ways they never could have imagined.

I liked all of the girls. The Throwback list is told in alternating POVs between each of the girls, and I have to say that I related to Bianca’s storyline the most. She just hit home with me, with too much on her plate and trying to be too many things for too many people. I feel you Bianca- I feel you! I really enjoyed The Throwback List. Once I picked it up I could not put it down, I had to know where our girls were going to end up. If you are in the mood for a feel good and relatable read, check out the Throwback List. I think a lot of millennials will be able to connect with this story.


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About Lily Anderson

Lily Anderson is an elementary school librarian and Melvil Dewey fangirl with an ever-growing collection of musical theater tattoos and Harry Potter ephemera. She lives in Northern California. THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN ME IS YOU is her debut novel.

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3 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} The Throwback List by Lily Anderson”

  1. Darlene Owen

    Its hard figuring out to do when your fired, but this choice sounds like a fun one and a good book to read.

  2. Betty Curran

    This sounds like a really relatable story to someone my age ( a bit older than a millenial)

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