Thirty Days to Thirty by Courtney Psak
Published on September 18, 2015.
What if you were on the cusp of marrying the guy of your dreams and reaching that career goal you set for yourself, only for all of it to be taken away in one fell swoop?
What if this all happened a month before you turned 30?
This is the story of Jill Stevens, who after moving back home, finds a list she made in high school of thirty things she wanted to accomplish before her thirtieth birthday.
With a month left and hardly anything crossed off her list, she teams up with old friends to accomplish as much as she can before the big 3-0. Along the way, she discovers her true self and realizes it’s not about the material successes in life but the journey.
I am sucker for list type stories. I loved The Life List last year. Jill is fired from her job at a law firm when she’s expecting to be made partner. And then that same night she discovers that her boyfriend of 6 years is cheating on her. She is devastated and moves home to live with her parents. In her childhood bedroom, she finds a list she’d made her senior year of high school. It contains 30 things she wanted to do by the time she was 30. She is only a month away from her 30th birthday, but with the help of her best friend and her ex-boyfriend (from his school, not the cheating a-hole), she decides to do everything on the list.
This story is just plain fun. It’s seriously contrived and the love story moved way too fast for my taste, but I enjoyed reading Jill’s story. It’s always inspiring to read about people turning their lives around. It’s almost like a fictional Happiness Project.
Some of the items on the list are fairly small: ride a roller coaster, do something without planning. But others are pretty large: learn to live without a boyfriend, travel the world. I liked reading about Jill accomplishing her goals and finding happiness. This book was a quick, light read. Perfect for summer.
My Rating: 3 Stars
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