Everyone has one.That list.The things you were supposed to do before you turn thirty.Jobless, broke and getting a divorce, Rachel isn t exactly living up to her own expectations And moving into grumpy single dad Patrick s box room is just the soggy icing on top of her dreaded thirtieth birthday cake.Eternal list maker Rachel has a plan an all new set of challenges to heEveryone has one.That list.The things you were supposed to do before you turn thirty.Jobless, broke and getting a divorce, Rachel isn t exactly living up to her own expectations And moving into grumpy single dad Patrick s box room is just the soggy icing on top of her dreaded thirtieth birthday cake.Eternal list maker Rachel has a plan an all new set of challenges to help her get over her divorce and out into the world again from tango dancing to sushi making to stand up comedy.But as Patrick helps her cross off each task, Rachel faces something even harder learning to live and love without a checklist.Praise for The Thirty List A fresh new voice in romantic fiction Marie Claire There s a whole list of reasons I loved this book and I know you will too Fabulous magazine Warm, witty and lots of fun a fantastic new voice in women s fiction Melissa Hill
The Thirty List Everyone has one That list The things you were supposed to do before you turn thirty Jobless broke and getting a divorce Rachel isn t exactly living up to her own expectations And moving into grumpy
I am counting down the weeks now until my thirtieth birthday and suddenly I am finding myself writing lists about what I had hoped to have achieved by this milestone and seen as it is something that is on my mind it seemed fitting to read The Thirty List by Eva Woods.Rachel didn t expect at the age of thirty to be homeless, unemployed, with no money oh and not forgetting in the process of getting a divorce Life really hasn t gone to plan and with few options available she finds an advert to live [...]
As a list maker this book was always going to make my to be read list I really enjoyed it Rachel makes lists for everything.She s reached a crossroads in her life out of work and getting divorced and moving into a box room in Patrick s house He s a struggling single dad and had advertised for someone to help around the house in exchange for somewhere to live Her life has planned out how she thought it would.Her friends think that she needs to make a list to get her through her divorce, of experi [...]
Das Buch hat seine H hen und Tiefen Vor allem einige der Nebenfiguren sind nicht ganz ausgereift
4.5 stars.This is easily one of my favourite books I ve read this year From beginning to end, I thoroughly enjoyed the story, the characters and particularly the writing In places, Eva s writing is sharp and witty and had me giggling with some of her one liners I thought it appropriate to honour my review of this wonderful book with a list of the reasons why I loved it so much 1 The characters are well written and I actually felt like I cared about them 2 The story s not pedantic, it doesn t nec [...]
This is a great book for anyone who likes to make lists for anything bucket lists, things to shop for, reasons for doing things, reasons for liking someone, reasons for not liking them Take four relationships that are in turmoil, add in a list of challenges and you ve got a great recipe for a brilliant novel Considering the lists are so important in this book, the list of reasons I enjoyed this book include Thoroughly enjoyed the author s style of writing.Well rounded characters, full of angst, [...]
Rachel always has a plan, and failing that a list, so when she finds everything she has falling apart and suddenly she needs a new list, because the one titled the reasons that suck about been divorced isnt getting her very far, shes got no job and no house things couldnt be much worse really As she sets about seeking shared houses and flats, she comes across all sorts of people, ones she shouldnt be living with at her age When she meets Patrick and his ideal arrangement surely its too good to b [...]
The Thirty List by Eva Woods is her first romantic comedy novel Before Rachel gets married she wants to know these questions how do you know how can be sure About the person you marry In a vintage style dress, now Rachel will become someone s wife Dan and Rachel move to a new house in Surrey Now Rachel Kenny at the age of thirty she is imminently to be divorced, moving out of the home they spent years creating Enternal list maker Rachel has a plan with plenty of new sets of challenges to help he [...]
Check out my full review here confessionsofabookgeek 201The Thirty List has a great cast of characters, an honest and at times fun story line, and a nicely paced plot that saw me get through a 400 page contemporary in what felt like no time at all As is common in chick lit or women s fiction , certain aspects of the book were reasonably predictable, and a couple of elements were just slightly unbelievable, but it s definitely not the most fairy tale esque adult fiction I ve read.Woods is a publi [...]
WonderfulDidn t quite now what to expect but found it to be laugh out loud funny and quite thought provoking Read the whole book in one sittingjust going off now to write a list of my own.
Es ist eine sch ne Geschichte Sehr liebevoll und mit viel Humor geschrieben Oft musste ich schmunzeln besonders bei den Witzen und Kommentaren von Ian Bei einer Stelle kamen mir sogar die Tr nen Die Pers nlichkeiten besonders von Patrick und Rachel fand ich sehr sympathisch besonders die von Patrick Insgesamt ein tolles Buch F r f nf Sterne hat mir der Wow Effekt gefehlt Trotzdem rund um gelungen
I had been really looking forward to this book It sounded just my sort of thing, plus the main character shares my name, and I m only a year older than her I figured it may give me any idea of where my life should be going Rachel s life though is quite different from mine though, and apart from Patrick, I think I prefer my life I found Rachel to be a hard character to fully like, yes she is going through a divorce, and I appreciate that must be hard, but she seems to be just a bit whiny, and I r [...]
Fast paced, hilarious and heart warming, The Thirty List is the irresistible debut novel from the fabulous Eva Woods Never in a million years had Rachel imagined that she would be approaching her thirtieth birthday and be unemployed, broke and divorced Life had taken her down an unexpected path that had thrown a lot of disappointment and heartbreak her way, but Rachel is tired of feeling dejected and heartbroken She s grown weary of constantly letting life pass her by and vows to do something to [...]
Welcome to the disaster called Rachel s supposedly perfect life, well at least it used to be From the very beginning it seems as if Rachel has made hasty decisions or at least ones made in doubt She has built an image of a perfect relationship in her head and lives it outwardly for society.To be quite frank she needed to buck up and stop being the perpetual doormat for the people around her Instead she goes when she is asked to leave, she gives up house and home, because hey Dan asked her to I m [...]
I love lists I make lists for everything from shopping lists, to lists of things I want to do in the coming year They help me remember, clarify and stay focused Forget the iPhone Generation, when I think of the listicles that appear on Buzzfeed I know we re the List Generation Which is what is so initially appealing about The Thirty List a romantic comedy that tells the story of Rachel, newly separated from her husband, who draws up a list of all the things she d meant to do before turning thirt [...]
Six Reasons why I loved this book 1 The main characters were sincere and believable and I loved them.2 The supporting characters made you want to join them in the pub for a few beers 3 It made me laugh out loud on the train whilst reading about the completion of one of the items on Patrick s list.4 The story, whilst familiar and comforting like a well loved teddy bear, brought a new spin to a classic format Rachel felt her life was over at thirty following a divorce, she meets a new guy, Richard [...]
1 I liked the book2 I really liked the book3 I really really liked the bookIn an age of predictable romantic novels with Prince Charming and Snow White and Bella Swan and Edward Cullen ,The thirty list has a fresh and realistic take on becoming 30 and trying to cope with relationships and life s problems.Whether it be between friends, spouses or divorces relationships are not straight forward and I think Eva Wood captivates this beautifully.The relationships in this book are so real and I love h [...]
I had read about this book in Cosmopolitan magazine and so was curious to see why they thought so highly of it I was able to finish this book in three days, which is about average for me, and sadly, I can t say the book exceeded my expectations Don t get me wrong, as I approach thirty myself and am starting to look back on things I wish I had done as well as thinking about those things I want to do, I could find myself nodding along with various comments throughout the book However, with that sa [...]
I read this in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed it Rachel is a very sympathetic character but very funny as well Patrick is a very honest sort of bloke and I was rooting for them from the word go The book is very funny at times , although I felt like strangling Ian at times In fact all Rachel s friends are as complicated as she is and the different plots made for really interesting reading.The list of challenges was a brilliant idea I ve also done a sky dive and the description was spot on I l [...]
I never thought i would finish this I kind of fell out of reading at the end of last year and then my Father passed away so i couldn t concentrate on anything.It took me up until half way through this book to actually start to enjoy it I found it a bit drab and there were too many characters for me to grasp However the book did turn around and although you could see what what going to happen it really made me smile and the main characters really are very likable Not many books actually make me l [...]
Copy provided by NetGalley for an honest review I REALLY liked this book I understood it, I believed it and its how I often feel As someone who is knocking on the door of thirty, there where bits where I stopped and laughed at myself because I was like Oh its not just me who thought that and I LOVE a good list Its like someone sat down and thought they would write a book aimed specifically at me
Copy from NetGalley in return for an honest review This is funny and romantic, and after I initially thought it was going to be to much of a Bridget Jones alike, it really found its stride and its own style I liked the main characters, I liked the resolution, I had a few minor quibbles with some of the secondary characters, but not enough to affect my enjoyment of the main plot It got me reading bits out loud to The Boy which is always a good sign
This was ok It could have done with ruthless editing in my opinion It was just too long for what it was a nice little story.
It was a slightly relatable book what with 30 looming and the fear that you haven t achieved anything so open yourself to wanting to live , but soon realise that living is what you are already doing in your own way I know it s a typical chick lit book but I just wish the ending had been different I feel that was the main part that really let me down.
Aww I really liked this book I m not going to lie I was in The Works and needed to find another book for the 3 for 5 offer and the cover of this book caught my eye.I m so glad it did as it was such a sweet book I really liked the characters and I m pretty much sold on any book that has a dog in it Lovely book
Refreshingly funny, with a nice plot Although there are inevitably some cheesy elements in the plot, the story is grabbing and the writing is witty making this a worthwhile light reading It also gives a good feel of the lives of young professionals in contemporary London The character s list also inspired me to make my own list whose items may or may not get done in the foreseeable future.
Actually 4.5 stars.Really enjoyed this book Couldn t put it down near the end Alex and Max were adorable and it was really funny I do admittedly have to judge Rachel for something she did but she was punished and knew she did wrong so it didn t completely destroy my enjoyment.
I absolutely loved this book, it was a lovely book and so well written For someone who has reading difficulties I enjoyed reading this and it only took me 5 days which is quick for me I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good romance book.
If you like chick lit then you should enjoy this as it has all the standard ingredients, as well as being competently written.
I absolutely loved every second of this book So entertaining from the beginning, it made me laugh and cry I kept reading it in small chunks as I didn t want it to end Highly recommend.
I actually read this book over the course of 3 busy days, and was annoyed with real life getting in the way so I carried it everywhere Hilarious, and the slow romance was lovely.