Title: Thirty days to Thirty
Author: Courtney Psak
Publication: November 1st 2015, Smashwords Edition
Genre: Chick-Lit, Contemporary
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.
*First of all, I’d like to thank Courtney Psak for giving me an opportunity to review this book. My review is unbiased in any way, and all that’s written is fully based on what I feel about the book.*
Just when I started reading this book, I know immensely that I wouldn’t put down this book immediately. And I am absolutely right. So right.
The story revolves about Jill who was fired and cheated by her boyfriend on the same day. Afterwards, she returned to her hometown, was stuck living with her parents, and as she was cleaning her former room, she found a note with thirty things she should accomplish before thirty things. And as she is on her journey on doing everything on her list, she seemed to find the meaning of life, and later realized that the things that matter most are the things we can’t buy and quantify.
This book is as funny as you could imagine. I had this time when I just keep laughing and laughing because I totally pictured Jill and her funny ways! Though, it’s a little overrated, it’s still a good read. Also, there are parts where I can predict what’s going to happen, but there are some twists and turns that left me “oohing.” I like it! It’s just the right book for me at this time. 🙂
I like how the book showed the rapid progress on Jill and on her life. She used to be lost, but because of the Thirty things, she somehow found her way back to life. I also like how this book showed that above anything else, family is the one you can always count on. Family isn’t just about being blood related or such, but family is about friends too who have been there for you no matter what. (I like that this book gave importance even to that smallest fact.) But mostly, what I like in this book is it partake the lesson to always face your fear, no matter how big or small they are. 🙂
The writing-style was easy to get used to, and I know you’ll be hook too once you start reading it. It’s a fast-paced, light-read, and seriously-funny-book all in one! This book just totally touched every aspect about life and Psak just did a great great job in this one. Kudos!
Courtney Psak is a New Jersey native who grew up with a passion for reading and writing. After traveling the world, she settled into New York City where she earned her Masters in Publishing. She is a member of the National Writers Association and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association.She currently resides in Hoboken with her husband. She spends her weekends seeking adventure through hiking, skiing and traveling. And to know more about her, head on to her webiste.