Thursday, July 5, 2012

Mini Review: The List by Melanie Jacobson

The List by Melanie Jacobson
Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc. (2011)
Length: 289 pages
Format: Paperback

Summary from Amazon:
Ashley Barrett doesn't want to get married. At least, not anytime soon. She doesn't care how many of her friends and family members and fellow churchgoers had weddings before they finished college--the last thing she needs in her fun-loving twenties is the deadweight of some guy. And that's why she created The List. By the time she completes all twenty-five goals--from learning a language to skydiving to perfecting the art of making sushi--she'll be more ready to settle down. Maybe. This summer in California is a prime time for Ashley to cross two items off the list: learn to surf (#13) and have a summer romance (#17). And Matt Gibson, the best surf instructor in Huntington Beach and the most wanted guy in the singles ward, is the perfect man for the job. Ashley hatches a plan to love him and leave him before heading off to grad school in the fall (#4, get a master's degree). But when Matt decides he doesn't like the "leaving" part, Ashley's carefully laid plans are turned sideways. Now Ashley faces an unexpected dilemma: should she stick to the safety of The List, or risk everything for a love that may tie her down--or might set her free?

I just loved Ashley Barrett. She was a strong, independent women. She didn't fall all over guys when they talked to her, she is awesome!  Reading this book makes me want to have a List. I love the idea of The List. Of doing all the things you want before you get married so you don't have any regrets.  This book shows that maybe some things are more important than Lists. 
4.2/5 stars.

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