The Next Thing on My List: A Novel

Front Cover
Crown/Archetype, Apr 10, 2007 - Fiction - 288 pages
37 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.


From the Hardcover edition.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
8
4 stars
11
3 stars
17
2 stars
1
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - CarmenMilligan - LibraryThing

The perfect beach book, this one is a very quick and easy read. Which may be exactly why I am giving it three stars. There is nothing notable, ground-breaking or revealing. You know she will finish ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - ChristineEllei - LibraryThing

June Parker is 30-something, works in a job where she hopes to become upwardly mobile, enjoys her life and her friends, is looking for love and struggles with losing the ten pounds that always manage ... Read full review

All 14 reviews »

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
27
Section 4
37
Section 5
49
Section 6
63
Section 7
73
Section 8
81
Section 14
147
Section 15
167
Section 16
177
Section 17
187
Section 18
193
Section 19
207
Section 20
219
Section 21
229

Section 9
99
Section 10
109
Section 11
119
Section 12
127
Section 13
137
Section 22
243
Section 23
253
Section 24
263
Section 25
285
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bibliographic information