The Next Thing on My List

  • by Jill Smolinski
  • Narrated by Staci Snell
  • 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 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 the Critics Say

"Clever and winning, Smolinski's novel will have readers rooting for June as they eagerly turn the pages to keep up with her progress on the list." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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pleasantly surprised

I didn't expect to like this one as much as i did. It's not the traditional chick-lit, in that it has slightly sad undertone, but i think it's what made the main character more thoughtful and likable. It made her seem less....flighty/girly than the traditional chick-lit heroine. Plus, I enjoyed the narrator, which is key for a good audiobook.
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- S

WOW!! Great book!

This was one of the best reads to date for me. I was pleasantly pleased. I've never laughed out loud from a book... but I caught myself giggling on numerous occasions! I was so sad when it was over... I highly reccomend it!
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- Brooke

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-16-2008
  • Publisher: Random House Audio