After the unexpected loss of her teenager daughter, subsequent divorce from her husband, and another death- her mother this time, Charlie Blundell feels as if she hasn’t done anything notable in her 39 years of life. In the novel Three Little Birds by Carol Wyer, Charlie makes a deal with her friend Mercedes when she suggests that the two write bucket lists, or rather carpe diem lists. They would each write a list of things that they wanted to do before they die, but they have to switch lists and do the things that the other person wants.
As Charlie slides deeper into Mercedes’ list, and the more physically demanding adventures, she starts to feel extremely out of her comfort zone. The tasks are becoming less innocent and more demanding. After hearing that the radio show that she hosts is losing it’s funding, she decides to make the challenge a little more fun for herself. She’s going to get sponsored to finish the list, and the money will go to save the radio show.
The book was full of jokes, the characters loved to pick on each other, and although there were some serious topics, such as infertility and death, it was done in a light hearted way that wasn’t inconsiderate at all. I think that this book would be great for anyone who wants to read a good hearted story about taking yourself beyond what you think you are capable of doing.
I give this book 4 out of 5. It was a very sweet story that definitely made me chuckle.