Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Book Review

Title: The Next Thing on My List
By: Jill Smolinski
Pages: 288

Book Description:
Meet June Parker. She works for L.A. Rideshare, adores her rent-stabilized apartment in Santa Monica, and struggles with losing a few pesky pounds.

But June’s life is about to change.

After a dark turn of events involving Weight Watchers, a chili recipe, and a car accident in which her passenger, Marissa, dies, June finds herself in possession of a list Marissa has written, “20 Things to Do By My 25th Birthday.” Even though they barely knew eachother, June is compelled by both guilt and a desire to set things right and finish the list for Marissa.

The tasks before her range from inspiring (Run a 5K), to daring (Go braless), to near-impossible (Change someone’s life), and as June races to achieve each goal before the deadline, she learns more about her own life than she ever bargained for.

Funny, engaging, and heartwarming, The Next Thing on My List features a loveable, relatable heroine and a story with plenty of humor and heart.

What I thought:
I really liked this book. It was very inspiring and has left me wanting to make a list of things to do before I turn 25. However that only gives me a year and a half... not enough time to accomplish what I would like... Maybe I'll make a "bucket list" lol.

I give this book 4.0 out of 5

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