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by Jill Smolinski


The Next Thing on My List (Thorndike Large Print Laugh Lines) epub

ISBN: 1410407837

ISBN13: 978-1410407832

Author: Jill Smolinski

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Women's Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Thorndike Pr (July 2, 2008)

Pages: 447 pages

ePUB book: 1764 kb

FB2 book: 1101 kb

Rating: 4.8

Votes: 817

Other Formats: azw txt mbr lit





Next on the list: Kiss a stranger.

Next on the list: Kiss a stranger. How about him? Susan pointed to a guy so rakishly handsome, it was odd to see him in a downtown Los Angeles bar wearing a shirt and tie instead of modeling underwear in front of a camera, where he clearly belonged. I hoisted myself bravely from my chair as if I were about to march forth into battle. My plan was to go up to their table, explain my predicament, and hope one of them would take pity on me and volunteer for the job. In the event that that didn’t work-well, I didn’t want to think about what would happen if it didn’t work. I suppose it would involve skulking away in humiliation.

Smolinski gives us a quick-witted heroine. My book club (The Pikes Peak Bookworms) selected The Next Thing On My List . Original store line made this an enjoyable beach read. with just the right amount of romance and a tad of suspense. Richmond Times-Dispatch After a car accident in which her passenger. My book club (The Pikes Peak Bookworms) selected The Next Thing On My List because we wanted a light read after having read two rather dark selections. It was certainly a light, quick read. What I liked about the book: It was easy for me to connect with this book because I am working on my own Life Celebration list.

Published 2008 by Thorndike Press. Large Print, Hardcover, 447 pages. Next Thing on My List (ebook). Published May 10th 2014 by Broadway Books. Author(s): Jill Smolinski (Goodreads Author). ISBN: 1283996626 (ISBN13: 9781283996624).

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Easy for her to say-she wasn’t the one doing the kissing. It was Thursday after work, and the Brass Monkey was hopping. It was Thursday after work, and the Brass Monkey was hopping e joint and sipping two-dollar margaritas that were, sadly, much too weak to help me muster my courage. What do you think-on the lips?. Definitely, but tongue is up to you. After much debate, I settled on three guys at a cocktail table across the bar. Mid- to late thirties and dressed in casual business attire, they seemed harmless, which was their primary appeal. Jill Smolinski knows and understands her audience and delivers a winner with her second novel.

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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, ?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.
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 book to anyone, especially if you're in a dark place in your life. Sometimes it feels like you're drowning in mediocrity. I only wish there were more books to read like this one when those dark times come around.
June Parker gives a ride to a stranger and it changes her life. The passenger, a young woman named Marissa, is killed in a freak accident, leaving June feeling responsible. When returning Marissa's purse to her grieving family, June discovers that Marissa had a list of things she wanted to accomplish by her 25th birthday. June decides that she will finish Marissa's list for her. Kissing a total stranger, going braless, and eating ice cream in public are the easy ones. Changing someone else's life will be the challenge. Yet, June, with the help of friends and co-workers tackles the list with determination. As she marks things off her list, she discovers it just might be her own life she changes.

My book club (The Pikes Peak Bookworms) selected The Next Thing On My List because we wanted a light read after having read two rather dark selections. It was certainly a light, quick read.

What I liked about the book: It was easy for me to connect with this book because I am working on my own Life Celebration list. It's a feel good story - a welcome break after the rather somber reading I've been doing the last several months. The pacing was just perfect for a summer beach read. And though the book does make you think about your life and where it's going, it's not so deep that it feels like "assigned reading." Smolinski has a light, witty writing style that will appeal to most readers, especially those who enjoy "Chick Lit." The author includes discussion questions at the back of the book along with activities to help readers create their own list. Since this is a book club read, I found this to be rather helpful.

What I didn't like about the book: I didn't like the romantic twist at the end. Not that this takes away from the book. It just didn't end the way I expected or had hoped. However, upon reflection, Smolinski did include clues about where the romance was going. I just failed to pick up on them.

If you enjoy Chick Lit or if you are looking for a quick, easy read for travel or the beach, this is a book you should slip into your travel/beach tote.
I picked this book up to read as a "never heard of this author, I will try it out" book. I LOVE this book! Whenever anyone asks me for book suggestions I always tell them this one. In fact, I let someone borrow my book and it was never returned, I bought a new one because I need a copy on hand. It is funny and light-hearted. I may or may not have been inspired to write a list because of this book. I could tell you, but I would have to hurt you.
Imagine discovering a woman's list of 20 things to do before the age of 25. At the top of the list: Lose 100 pounds. It has been crossed off and the woman has lost the weight as of a month ago. Sadly, it is the first and only item crossed off and there will be no more because the woman has died tragically in a car accident...as a passenger in your car.

So starts the premise of THE NEXT THING ON MY LIST, when June Parker takes it upon herself to complete Marissa's To Do List, by Marissa's 25th birthday. What ensues during the following months brought laughter, tears, and kept me reading several hours until I finished the book. I literally could not put it down.

Jill Smolinski's novel is witty, imaginative, and profound in the legacy that it leaves to its readers: Live your life with passion; live your life with purpose; but most significantly - LIVE your life.

The Next Thing on My List is a book that leaves you thinking long after you have put it down. It would make a GREAT movie for maybe Sandra Bullock or Reese Witherspoon or America Ferrara?? Jill Smolinski executed the plot brilliantly with amusing dialogue, interesting twists, and a moral lesson to us all.
After she is involved in an accident in which a new acquaintance is killed, the main character decides to complete a list of goals that the deceased left behind. In so doing, she meets some colorful characters. The book concentrates on her attempts to complete these goals by a set date. The reader becomes more excited as frantic efforts are made to finish each task.
believable story about a woman trying to finish someone else’s list in life. Funny and interesting.