Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West

Love, Life, and the List

Seventeen-year-old Abby Turner’s summer isn’t going the way she’d planned. She has a not-so-secret but definitely unrequited crush on her best friend, Cooper. She hasn’t been able to manage her mother’s growing issues with anxiety. And now she’s been rejected from an art show because her work “has no heart.” So when she gets another opportunity to show her paintings Abby isn’t going to take any chances.Which is where the list co...


Details Love, Life, and the List

TitleLove, Life, and the List
ISBN9780062675781
Author
Release DateDec 26th, 2017
PublisherHarperTeen
LanguageEnglish
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Romance
Rating

Reviews Love, Life, and the List

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    2018-02-14
    I’m torn between a 3.5 and a 4, so I guess it’s more of a 3.75 but this was so cute! I loved the whole concept of it and for once for a romance, I really wasn’t sure how it would end which was kind of refreshing! A great Valentine’s Day read!!
  • emi
    2017-06-27
    I can barely manage to write a book review, how does Kasie West publish like 508 books a year????While this book was better than her 507 other books, it still wasn't good. Definitely not good enough for me to write a review for it. 🤷♀ I can barely manage to write a book review, how does Kasie West publish like 508 books a year????While this book was better than her 507 other books, it still wasn't good. Definitely not good enough for me t...
  • Lola Reviewer
    2018-03-21
    I have officially outgrown Kasie West. If we’re completely honest with each other, I knew this day would come eventually. I didn’t think it would be so soon, but then again, Kasie West has published three books in 2017, so it’s normal that I have rapidly realized this author is just not for me anymore. I will never hate her novels. I have never, and even if I do continue reading her books (which I doubt will happen), there is no chance of m...
  • Lala BooksandLala
    2017-11-01
    The cutest.
  • emma
    2017-11-28
    Kasie West, I am slowly giving up on you.Agonizingly slowly. But giving up all the same.As I have been on the record as saying before, in my own reviews and maybe in some newspapers (I don’t know I don’t read every newspaper it’s a possibility shut up), I really want to like Kasie West.I read a lot of contemporaries. Kasie West writes a lot of contemporaries. That’s the kind of ideal YA-based symbiotic relationship I am looking for.Unfort...
  • Heather 'Bookables'
    2017-12-08
    What an adorable, swoon worthy ride!!!I think this might be my new favorite Kasie West book!!!!4.75/ 5
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    2017-08-11
    Well that was just soooo dang cute. Just what I needed to get me out of this reading slump.
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2018-03-15
    THIS WAS SO STINKING ADORABLE.Basic plot: Abby is a teen artist whose paintings aren't accepted into an art show because she doesn't "have enough heart," so she makes a list of things to do that will supposedly give her the depth she needs to become a better artist. I loved so many parts of this story (like the painting and how much everything just felt like summer), but I think my favorite part was probably all of the different relationships. Ab...
  • maymay❀
    2017-12-26
    it was good, cute, and fluffy but also cliche and kinda boringRTC2.5 stars!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~time to keep up with tradition and immediately read anything kasie west has touched with slump
  • Jaime Arkin
    2017-05-19
    Hi… Have we met? I’m a Kasie West junkie. Whatever she’s writing, I’m reading. Her writing, her characters, her stories… everything just works perfectly for me, and her latest, Love, Life & The List was such a wonderful read.Abby and Cooper are best friends and have been for ages. The catch? Abby has some very strong, unrequited feelings for Cooper, and when she approached him about them and he didn’t react as expected she very quickl...
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    2017-10-25
    About: Love, Life, and the List is a young adult fiction written by Kasie West. It will be published on 12/26/17 by Harper Teen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 384 pages. The genres are contemporary, fiction, romance, and young adult. My Experience: I started reading Love, Life, and the List on 10/20/17 and finished it on 10/25/17. This book is another fun read from Kasie West. It’s full of sarcastic humor, challenges, friendship, and family. I l...
  • Jen Ryland
    2017-11-24
    I loved Kasie West's pararnomals but have had mixed results with her contemporaries. Sad to say that overall I thought this was just okay and that some aspects of it really bothered me. Abby is secretly in love with her best friend Cooper. A year ago she told him this, but when he didn't seem to return her feelings, she quickly claimed she'd been joking. Now she hangs around him all the time, silently pining. Abby's also an artist who's hoping to...
  • Maureen
    2018-02-21
    3.5/5 stars I really liked this book for the most part! It features one of my favorite tropes that was, for the most part, well done - but then it got really frustrating. I ended up close to not wanting the main character and the love interest together because I really don’t think he deserved her. He was great at first but then really did some stuff I didn’t like that was addressed but then dismissed so quickly that it almost didn’t feel li...
  • Jiana
    2017-02-19
    That was so cute! But also boring.Also, I love Cooper Wells. Aaaand this book did not cure my slump. How sad.*Kasie West cures slumps. I am in a slump. Therefore Kasie West will cure me from said slump.Buddy read with Critical Reader.
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    2018-03-20
    4 stars! That was so dang cute! Kasie West is the queen of YA romances, I always enjoy her books. This is the perfect escapist novel! Be sure to read it if you want a break from reality (like meh!)Follow me on ♥ Facebook ♥ Blog ♥ Instagram ♥ Twitter ♥
  • Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
    2018-02-14
    Happy Valentine’s Day, Lovelies!I really don't know that I counted this as a romance...and if you go into it expecting a grand one, it will be painful. Like it was for me. Oh yes, you heard me correctly. Yeah, this is labeled a contemporary romance, but it really was, I don’t know, more about finding out who you are as a person and learning to love yourself enough to do what’s best for YOU. Learning that life isn’t always perfect. That th...
  • Scrill
    2018-02-11
    “No matter how much we wish we could twist and bend someone’s will to ours, they have to want it too.” The summer before senior year Abby is left by two of her quartet of best friends to spend it with Cooper. Cooper, the boy she professed her love to the summer prior but then brushed it off as a joke to save embarrassment at his daunted face. To make matters worse she has been told that her paintings lack heart. In an effort to add more lif...
  • Stacee
    2017-11-15
    This was exactly what I wanted to read. Love love love the BFF to more trope and Abby and Cooper are adorable together. I love their snark and banter and her art and his goofiness. I really enjoyed being on Abby’s head while she figured everything. There’s a great set of characters here and I can’t wait to see who gets a story. Plot wise, it was slow enough for me to savor and quick enough to satisfy. I loved the idea of the list and how ev...
  • Alyssa
    2017-11-26
    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Love, List, and the List by Kasie WestPublisher: HarperTeenPublication Date: December 26, 2017Rating: 4 starsSource: ARC sent by the publisherSummary (from Goodreads):Everyone knows Abby Turner is in love with her best friend, Cooper Wells. Including Cooper Wells. But despite what people tell her, it doesn’t affect their friendship. And she’s practically over it, anyway. What she really can’t g...
  • Vernie♡
    2017-02-22
    *I Received an advanced copy of this book from Harpercollins in exchange for an honest review.*I'm really trying to figure out how to review this because I, of course, I enjoyed it. It's Kasie West, obviously, it was good. But that's basically all it was for me. This is the first time I haven't REALLY shipped a couple in one of her books, I just wasn't feeling it. I will literally read anything and everything Kasie West writes. Gimme now.
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    2017-10-10
    This was my first ever Kasie West book, and I picked it up when I was in probably my worst reading slump all year. I have to give Kasie kudos for the fact that I read the entire thing in one sitting and it managed to pull me out of my slump! It was a really cute, fast, and fun read, which is all I expected when I went into it, honestly.→ what i liked ←• Abby’s family is pretty precious. We see some surprising anxiety and agoraphobia rep...
  • Sarah
    2017-10-23
    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)This was a YA contemporary romance story about an artist and a quad bike rider.I liked Abby and Cooper in this, and I liked their friendship. I felt sorry for Abby that Cooper didn’t want more, and I also felt sorry for her when it came to trying to get her art in a show.The storyline in this was about Abby being told by her employer that her art didn’t ...
  • Elizabeth
    2018-05-31
    This was rlly fluffy n cute n sweet. Like almost too much. Almost. It's about summer and teenagers and best friends and art! It was fun.Abby was a cool chick! She actually had a personality and hobbies! And best of all she acted like a real seventeen year-old. They all did! I will give props to Kasie West for writing authentic teens characters. And she and Cooper had a lovely friendship. She also was really passionate about art and created a summ...
  • Inge
    2018-02-05
    This had everything I love in a book: a to-do list, a sarcastic main character, and the best-friends-to-lovers trope. Therefore, I should have loved this book. Yet I'm left with two main thoughts.1. These two were way too needy. Tracking each other's phone, interrupting their quality time with someone else because you can't stand the idea of them having other friends, sending hundreds of texts when the other doesn't reply. This was definitely on ...
  • Simona Bartolotta
    2017-07-18
    3.5You have no idea how much I needed this. The last two releases by Kasie West left me more than disappointed, as you know, so I was just a tiny bit scared when I picked up Love, Life, and the List. But guess what: I didn't need to. This is one of the cutest Kasie West novels out there, as far as I'm concerned. I've read all and each of her books in just one sitting, and this one was no exception. I finished it just some hourse ago, and I alread...
  • katwiththehat
    2018-04-25
    Super cute friends to lovers romance where Abbie has had a crush on her best friend Cooper for years, but when she tried to tell him last summer, he didn’t feel the same. So they’ve stayed best friends, but when Cooper starts dating someone else even while hanging out with her 7 days a week, Abbie knows she has to tell him how she really feels, even if it means risking their friendship. I also enjoyed the family relationships in this one. Abb...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    2017-09-09
    Absolutely LOVED! Full review to come closer to release date.*EDITED TO ADD REVIEW*I have always loved Kasie West's stories. From her endearing characters to the heartfelt story line that always leaves you with a smile on your face by the end. But there are some, that just resonate with me and Love, Life and The List was one such story.I connected so much with Abby in a deeper emotional level than I thought I would. In some areas she spoke to me ...
  • Gabby
    2018-01-25
    This book was so cute. I've read a few Kasie West novels now, and I think this one is my favorite. This is a light and fluffy YA contemporary novel that follows this girl named Abby who is a painter, and she desperately wants her paintings displayed in this art show, but she is sad when she shows her boss her paintings and he rejects her and says her paintings need "more heart". So Abby creates a list of experiences she feels like she needs to ha...
  • Jasprit
    2017-06-27
    I’m so disappointed that I wasn’t able to enjoy this book more, my relationship with Kasie West’s books have been a bit disappointing lately, but I thought that this latest book would be a fun read. But I just wasn’t able to connect with Abby or Cooper’s characters at all, especially not Cooper’s. I know Abby had a long-term crush on Cooper and so she did find it hard moving on, but with the way that he had shut her down when she trie...
  • Tran Thanh Tu
    2018-03-07
    I have to say, as big of a Kasie West fan as I am, I was disappointed with this book. Yeah yeah, say what you will, but this book has a lot of plot holes in it in my opinion. The story line is not realistic (maybe that's why we call them fictional) and the characters are not (at all) fully developed, and there are simply too many inexplicable scenes which need more depth in them. I am actually curious about the story behind each family member of ...