The Next Thing on My List: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Crown Publishing Group, Apr 10, 2007 - Fiction - 288 pages
57 Reviews
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.


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*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 ... Read full review

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June Parker is driving from a Weight Watchers meeting with Marissa as a passenger when there is an accident that kills Marissa. June finds a list in Marissa's purse with a list of 20 things that ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
26
Section 4
37
Section 5
49
Section 6
63
Section 7
73
Section 8
81
Section 15
166
Section 16
177
Section 17
187
Section 18
193
Section 19
206
Section 20
219
Section 21
229
Section 22
243

Section 9
98
Section 10
109
Section 11
119
Section 12
127
Section 13
136
Section 14
147
Section 23
253
Section 24
263
Section 25
273
Section 26
284
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About the author (2007)

JILL SMOLINSKI is a transplanted Midwesterner who currently lives in Southern California with her son. She is the author of Flip-Flopped.


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