The Next Thing on My List 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

  • Title: The Next Thing on My List
  • Author: Jill Smolinski
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  • Page: 472
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  • 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,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 each other, 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 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.

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    1. This book was ridiculous and the main character was kind of an idiot and I'm SO SICK of books that make EVERY WOMAN out to be a neurotic mess whose salvation comes in the form of some DOUCHE BAG guy. Thank you.

    2. This review is based on reading the first 35 pages and the last chapter of the book. I couldn't read any more than that. I really wanted to like this book. I loved the premise of it: a woman's car passenger dies in an accident and she finds her list of "20 Things To Do Before I Turn 25" and does them for her, and in the process finds meaning in her own life. But I didn't like the author's writing style. It didn't draw me in and I got easily bored. It felt like she was writing a screenplay more t [...]

    3. Wow, the reviews I have read about this have me confused. The concept of the book was really cute, the execution was horrible. It was silly and shallow and wow I cannot believe how many people loved it. Don't bother!

    4. Add this to your "to-read" list then snatch it up quick and read it right away! It's the story of a woman named June and how her life unfolds as she struggles to complete someone else’s list of things to do before my next birthday. Isn't that a cute concept for a story? And it contains all the elements I love in a book Lots of humor and even some touching moments that brought tears to my eyes (without being too sappy). I adored the voice of this book and felt like my best friend (literally my [...]

    5. I just joined a book club with friends and this was the book they chose to read. I thought this book was an easy read and while I was reading, I have to admit that I wanted to know what happened next, but overall I was disappointed with the experience. Perhaps "chick lit" isn't really my thing. Or perhaps my expectations for my first book that could really fall into this category were not realistic. I was expecting this book to tug at my girlie heart strings and take me on an emotional roller co [...]

    6. I really enjoyed this book, probably because I'm a list maker myself. I thought it was funny and entertaining, plus an easy read that I got through in a day.June embarks on a life-changing mission to complete the list of an almost stranger-Marissa-who was killed in a car accident where June was the driver. The list, "20 Things To Do By My 25th Birthday", had some quirky items--go braless, eat ice cream in public--but had some poignant entries as well.Though a decade older, June found herself imm [...]

    7. 2016: Wie peinlich.Ich lese gerade so ernste Bücher, dass ich dachte nebenbei wäre mal was oberflächliches ganz nett. Ich hab 75 Seiten gelesen und die ganze Zeit gedacht: Dieses Buch ist das Papier nicht wert auf dem es gedruckt wurde. Klarer Anwärter für die "goldene Himbeere". Von der ersten Seite an weiß man wie es ausgeht und es wirft mit üblen Klischees nur so um sich. Ich gebe den Titel hier ein und stelle fest - angeblich habe ich dieses Buch schon 2011 gelesen. Ich kann mich abso [...]

    8. This book was chosen as a reader's choice at my library. Usually I find new treasures that way. This book was crude, crass, and made me feel like there was not much hope for the general populace. The author chose a fun theme, that of lists to do before you die type of thing with a Magnificent Obsession twist, but don't waste your list on this one. Life is too short.

    9. Very enjoyable audiobook. June is in an accident and her passenger is killed. June finds a 20 things to do before my 25th birthday and decides to complete the unchecked items for the dead girl, Marissa. Along the way she learns things about herself and changes. Well worth the read.

    10. Jill Smolinski's The Next Thing On My List isn't anywhere near the sobfest you would expect it to be, considering our narrator is completing tasks dreamed up by a dead woman. It's actually an incredibly entertaining, heartwarming and inspirational novel that had me flipping the pages from day one.The strength of book, for me, came in the form of June and Smolinski's sense of humor, which was pitch-perfect. Any off-color jokes would certainly have not been well-received by the audience -- me -- b [...]

    11. An entertaining, quick read. June is a character you can root for and (sometimes) relate to, but utterly frustrating at times when she just can't get it together. I loved the take on the conventional "woman in 30s has mid-life crisis and sets out to complete goals" plot by having the protagonist be a woman who didn't set out to change her own life. Good for an enjoyable, uplifting summer or vacation read.

    12. I really enjoyed this book. Even chuckled several times out loud. The main character seemed to behave a little young for a 34 year old. But still I enjoyed it.

    13. *Spoilers* There were moments in the story that I would rate 5 stars quickly followed by moments that earned 0 stars. In the end, there seemed to be more that bugged me than I loved. I liked the premise of the bookd this book certainly made me think (which is a BIG deal to me.) But some things were just too unbelieveable (the family seemed too forgiving and at peace too early after the loss, one character is painted as a creepy/unattractive guy for the first 95% of the book and then turns into t [...]

    14. June Parker's life is changed overnight when the passenger of her car, 24 year old Marissa, is thrown from the vehicle and killed. In the aftermath, June comes across a list that Marissa had been carrying in her purse: "20 Things to Do Before My 25th Birthday". Seeing that just two items have been crossed off(#1: Lose 100 pounds and #4: Wear sexy shoes), June sets out to complete the list by Marissa's 25th birthday in six months. The list is covers it all from #6: Dare to go braless to #10: ride [...]

    15. Gobbled this story up in a day, just what I needed!Maybe I was able to relate a little too well with the main character, June, but this story made me want to look closer at the direction of my own life. It made me want to get out of my comfort zone, to make a difference in another person's life. This was a terrific feel good story about taking control of your destiny and making your dreams come true. This book makes me want to write out a list of my own. Perhaps I will. I'd highly recommend this [...]

    16. Has the spunk and energy of a Janet Evanovich book . . . in fact, now that I think about it, this is like a West Coast Stephanie Plum. Instead of sizzling Ranger the bounty hunter, we have sizzling Runner the massage therapist . . . instead of the hot Italian Morelli, we have Martucci . . . instead of sexily-clad sidekick Lula, we have sexily-clad sidekick Brie. The doughnuts were the same on both coasts.All that said, this book sneaks up on you with a surprisingly meaningful and thoughtful stor [...]

    17. Sorry Marie, but this book exemplifies everything that is hideous about "chick lit", which I say with a curled lip and dripping contempt. I loathed this book. Hideous! Awful! Depressing. As in, depressing that people actively seek this kind of book out and enjoy it. By the way, I was led to this book by my own public library's catalog system while I was looking for Judith Moore's "Fat Girl". Bleaaaagh! Stay away from this book.

    18. The premise of the book is amazing, but it stops there. I think this novel could have been so much more. Instead it was full of shallow characters who's motivations and actions were pathetic. I was disappointed. And honestly, the morals of the women in this book were non-existent. It was depressing to think that's how women think they should be/act.

    19. Thanks, Michelle, I enjoyed this one. About a girl who got into a car accident with someone in the car that she had just met at a weight watchers meeting. The passenger died and had left a list of things she wanted to do and the driver felt so guilty, she decided to do everything that was on the list. Not an easy thing to do

    20. I really enjoyed this book!!! It was a light, easy read but still managed to have a lot of depth. I found it relatable which made it even more fun to read. Oh and there are tons of laugh out loud moments, which I love!

    21. I actually enjoyed this book and I am usually not one too like these types of books. I enjoyed the outline and how the main character tried to complete the list for the deceased character. It showed that there are good people in the world.

    22. This book almost had three stars from me, but the ending was just awful. Very fluffy story, despite having kind of a dark premise, and though the list became annoying, it definitely did give a solid structure for the at times convoluted plot line. A fun read, and I won't spoil it, but, again, dude, the end. SO BAD. Just two stars.

    23. This is not a great thinker book, but that's okay. Sometimes you need a lighter read between reading Dostoevsky and the book on Math given to you by your son at Christmas. This was one of those books that, while pointing in the Chick Lit direction, actually has a little more thought and scope than some of those flashy covered novels about young-and-single-working-in-publishing/marketing/advertising/fashion making her life's dream come true. It's kind of a surrogate "Bucket List", only in this ca [...]

    24. I actually liked this bookwould I read it again? probably not. The one thing that I really disliked about this book was the strong language that was used. I recently read The Glass Castle which has strong language as well, but I wasn't as bothered by it as I was with this book.So what is the difference? Well, The Glass Castle is about someone's actual life and you cannot sugarcoat life and was usually done in anger. Also, the swearing was done by a man who wasn't taught any differently. So I gue [...]

    25. This book is an insanely fast read, which is good since I read it from start to finish in one sitting. I didn't have any intention of reading this book when I did, but once I had picked it up to read the first sentence out of pure curiosity, I found myself staying up until 2am to find out what happened. The strange mix of sorrow, guilt, lighthearted humor, and hope was very appealing for a summer read.June Parker, 32 years old, offered a ride to a woman in uncomfortable shoes at her Weight Watch [...]

    26. A young woman gives another woman a lift—they've just met at a Weight Watchers meeting—and tragically, there is an accident and the passenger is killed.This is how June Parker, an employee at a ridesharing company, finds a list belonging to Marissa Jones, her deceased passenger the personal effects afterwards. It is a list of twenty-five things Marissa wanted to do before her twenty-fifth birthday (she was twenty-four when she died). Two things are already crossed off. And to assuage her gui [...]

    27. 2.5bueno, este libro me resulto, en las primeras 250 paginas, insoportable. No logre hacer un vinculo con ninguno de los personajes, las conversaciones y situaciones eran extremadamente ridiculas y forzadas pero sin embargo fue entretenido. Si tuviera la oportunidad de volver a comprarlo no lo haria. Pero me gusto el final. Muchas situaciones fueron predecibles, en parte, pero el final me sorprendio. de verdad pense que iba a ser un libro romantico (como dice en la tapa) donde iba a tener una re [...]

    28. This book was somewhat predictable from page 14, but had a surprising twist which was a pleasant surprise. The way the list is accomplished is very touching and really shows how a life can be changed - without the big event and plans that one might expect. The writing makes the reader feel that they are completing the list with June, and cheering her on to meet the deadline. As the story unfolds, you learn that it's more about the purpose of the list adding value to one's life than the actual ta [...]

    29. Exactly the sort of brain candy I needed on my first "official" day of vacation. June Parker is working through a life list of "20 Things to Do by My 25th Birthday" only she's already 34 and it's not her list. Only 6 months before, June survived a car crash that killed her passenger, Marissa Jones, a young woman June barely knew, and the list was Marissa's. Though June hasn't told Marissa's family that she has this list, she decides she must try to work through the eighteen remaining items (the [...]

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