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20 Things to Check Off Your Bucket List to Live Your Best Bookish Life

Adam Silvera’s latest book, THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END, has us feeling all kinds of emotional. So, in honor of the characters in this powerhouse novel, we decided to make the ultimate book nerd bucket list. You’re welcome in advance.


Hold up, what is this book?

THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END is a total roller coaster that will warm your heart, and then break your heart, and then warm it back up again. The book takes place on September 5, 2017 in a world just like ours – except for the fact that people get a phone call from a mysterious company called Death Cast on the day they are going to die, giving them the heads up. The story follows Rufus and Mateo, two strangers who both find out it’s their End Day, and meet on an app created to unite people in their situation.

Naturally, Rufus and Mateo join forces and decide to carpe diem to the max and live their last day to the fullest. We aren’t going to tell you what happens, but THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END is basically part beautiful love story, part inspiring message to live your life to the fullest, and 100% guaranteed to make you ugly cry.


We really mean it. It will make you feel all the things.

Just check out what inspired Adam to write this book that broke our hearts and made us love it all at the same time and you will immediately understand:


Enter: The book nerd bucket list!

This book also inspired us to make our very own version of a bucket list so we can live our lives to the fullest, and it obviously took the form of a book nerd bucket list. Now we’re sharing it with you so you can join in!

Check it out below and then start living your best bookish life today!

20 Things to Check Off Your Bucket List to Live Your Best Bookish Life


About They Both Die at the End

We here at Last Friend Inc. are collectively sorry for this loss of you.

Our deepest sympathies extend to those who love you and those who will never meet you. We hope you find a new friend of value to spend your final hours with today.

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.

Uplifting and devastating, charming and haunting, They Both Die at the End is a tour de force from acclaimed author Adam Silvera, whose debut novel the New York Times called “profound.” It’s a story that reminds us there’s no life without death, no love without loss—and that it’s possible to change your whole world in a day.


How many bucket list items have you already checked off? Tell us in the comments below! And don’t forget to check out THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END now!

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