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Thirty Days to Thirty

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  466 ratings  ·  112 reviews
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 h
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Published September 18th 2015 by CAMP Publishing (first published September 14th 2015)
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I can tell she is not listening to me. It usually happens after ten minutes. She has the attention span of a cocker spaniel.

Sarah looks the best I’ve ever seen her. I thought the rule was pretty, mean girls peaked in high school. Apparently this one is immortal.

She’s wearing a white dress with a gold belt and has a nice even suntan. She looks stunning. I hate her.

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Thirty Days To Thirty was found treasure. I adored each and every page and found it to be crisp, fun, and t
Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
This book totally caught my attention because that time right before thirty is a really interesting one and lists. I can't pass up a book with a list that has various items the person must complete. Plus it was pretty short and sounded cute.  I was so happy it lived up to, if not exceeded, the expectations I had for it.

Just before Jill turns thirty she has a run of bad luck which included losing her job, losing her boyfriend and moving bak in with her parents. She is all sorts of lost wh
Jun 16, 2016 rated it liked it
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I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I decided to read this book because it almost seemed perfect since I will be turning 30 this year. It sounded like it would have a really good message. It was a very cute, fun read and it was definitely a quick read. While I loved the idea of the main character, Jill, trying to complete this list of hers before she turned 30, there were a lot of cheesy cliche moments that kept me from loving this book. Don't get me
Jun 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
A big thank you to CAMP Publishing & Net Galley for allowing me to read this advanced copy.

Jill gets fired & dumped in the same day. Not only does she get dumped, but finds out her boyfriend of 6 years is having an affair with his secretary in her own home. Jill leaves town, moves back in with her parents in her old hometown and finds a list of "things to do before you turn thirty" she wrote when she was 18. She has challenged herself to do the 30 things on the list in the 30 days before
Clare O'Beara
Jun 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: america-romance
Jill discovers her boyfriend's affair after she comes home early because she'd been fired. Her NY law firm had absorbed her energies for ten years, then chucked her out without a care. Now she has nothing and nobody, except her parents, luckily. She slinks home and feels as if she has gone nowhere and accomplished nothing. Then Jill finds a list in her old school stuff, of what she'd hoped to accomplish by the time she was thirty. Well, many of the items never got achieved because she was workin ...more
This is the first book I got from Netgalley, and I am not disappointed. Thirty days to thirty was a lightning quick, light and easy read - just what I was looking for.

Losing a job you love is bad enough, finding out your boyfriend of 6 years is cheating on you on the SAME day? That can drive anyone mad. All things considered, in the end, I think Jill handled it all pretty well.

One thing I cannot comprehend is, why so much fuss over living with your parents? They are your own parents and it's th
Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws
This book managed to really catch me by surprise and I enjoyed it more than I expected.

Jill thought she had it all; a high flying career with a law firm where she expected to be made partner soon and a loving boyfriend to come home to. Then it all came crashing down. The day she gets fired from her job is also the day she finds her boyfriend cheating on her. She has no choice but to move back in with her family where she finds a list that she had made during school days. It is a list of things t
Jun 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
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First of all, I love the premise of this book. It's so catchy, and it sounds cute. In the end, it was super cute. I sat back saying, "Oh, this was cute!" I'm a sucker for books that deal with lists. ;-)

From the beginning, I fell in love with Jill. While I couldn't relate to being overworked (entirely) or to being a lawyer, I did relate to watching her life fall apart in the mere time span of a few hours. I've been there. I've felt sorry for myself. I've had to make a drastic move. I've had to pi
Hilary Grossman
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A fun filled, quick reading, light hearted, funny and endearing page turner. I was hooked from the first few paragraphs and stayed that way until the very last page of the book. I found it very difficult to put this book down. I thought the premise of Jill following the list she wrote in high school about 30 things to do before turning 30 was incredible. It was so fun to read about. It also made me want to write my own list... I loved the cast of characters. They were all so relatable and funny ...more
Meredith Schorr
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I really enjoyed this book. In fact, I laughed out loud at several parts. The characters were so likeable and could have been my own friends. And, Chris is my new book boyfriend. What a great guy!! My only issue with the book was the timing. I found it hard to believe that Jill could have accomplished so much in only 30 days. I would have found it more realistic if it was three months. That said, I'd definitely read this author again and hope she releases something soon.
Paula  Phillips
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Imagine if you were nearing thirty and everything that you hoped to have would be stripped away from you leaving you with nothing but time and single ? What would you do especially when by thirty, you should have everything sorted out ? Thirty Days to Thirty follows the life and adventures of Jill as she has been working her way to partner in a major NY law firm , only to have her find out she was fired and then heading home to her partner of six years Brady, she discovers him sleeping with his ...more
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, arc
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
Brianne C.
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
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May 25, 2016 rated it liked it
NetGalley Copy in exchange for an honest review.

Here’s the story: in less than 24 hours, Jill has lost her job and caught her boyfriend cheating on her. Her life turns from stressed out to miserable, and she is forced to move back in with her parents.

Upon reeinvesting her bedroom, she discovers a list she had written when she was younger: “Thirty things to do before I turn Thirty.” She realises that she has achieved virtually nothing on the list.

That’s when the adventure begins.

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A fun story. I felt badly for Jill when she lost her job and boyfriend on the same day, but her boyfriend definitely wasn't a good guy. I loved the romance between Jill and Chris, even though some of it was a little unbelievable. I also loved watching her, along the help of family and friends, getting to check things off her list. I didn't care for the judgmental attitude Jill had toward Chris because of his living arrangements or for that matter her attitude for living at home again. She didn't ...more
Sneh Pradhan
Nov 23, 2016 rated it did not like it
Completely , absolutely and disapointingly hate & loathe it !! Because i really expected a genuine laugh riot out of the title which , to say the least , is a promising premise . But the heroine is an unnaturally shy , self-apologetic , socially submissive woman , which the cliched plot of being fired and cheated on , just does not salvage !! There are no glimpses of any tokens of humor or girly sass till the farthest of horizons here ! The only use i can see of this book is to " gift " it t ...more
Jun 02, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a fun book, defintely a quick read that's light hearted. I haven't read many chick-lits but the humour in this one was enjoyable. It's cute, predictable but I liked the characters and I thought it was well written.
Dec 28, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
Good vacation read

Super fast, uncomplicated read. No thought required and great if you need to up your books-read number. I don't regret reading it but wouldn't put it on a recommended reads list.
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am 2 years from my 30th birthday so I really connected with this book. Definitely makes you remember to take time for the same things and appreciate everything you have. I loved the quick wit of the story. Every character was super relatable.
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book really inspired me. I am in a similar situation and to read it in a book just helps me understand life a little bit better. I am so glad I had a chance to read this.
Feb 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Totally formulaic but in a good way. Nice characters and a good story.
Dec 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
My first abandonment of the year! I bought the Kindle version on sale via Amazon. I didn't really gel with the authors style of writing and just couldn't get invested in the character or the story.
Annabel Krantz
Dec 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Courtney Psak's Thirty Days to Thirty is a light, fun read. Jill gets fired and dumped on the same day, one month before her thirtieth birthday. With the big 3-0 looming, Jill finds herself living back at home with her parents, reconnecting with her college bestie and flirting with her ex-boyfriend in a bar. Depressed by the fact that she's back where she was ten years ago, when she finds her '30 things to do before turning 30' list from school, Jill decides that there's no time like the present ...more
Sandra Lopez
Nov 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
“We’re going to have to ask you to seek new employment.” Well, if that ain’t just a snobby kick in the face?

That’s exactly how it all starts off for Jill Stevens, who is just one month away from her 30th birthday. On top of that, she finds her boyfriend has been cheating on her and gets kicked out into the street. As Jill would say, “I guess this is what rock bottom feels like.”

Now back to square one: back to mother’s house. Of course, you’d feel like a failure at this point. But maybe a list
Kendra Needs
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
THIRTY DAYS TO THIRTY by Courtney Psak was one of those books that will give you a warm feeling in your heart when you are done reading it, and I have to tell you that the genre of this book is out of my normal genre to read.

The story in this book is very well written and developed, the plot is very fast paced, you will forget that by the time you get to the end of the book that it is set over thirty days, but it does not feel like you have the thirty days of Jill's story. The characters in this
Wendi Nunnery
Nov 30, 2015 rated it liked it
This novel reminds me of a Hallmark Christmas movie, and I mean that in the best possible way. (Hey! I love those movies, alright?) Thirty Days to Thirty was sweet and fairly predictable, but - like I do whenever another Candace Cameron Bure film comes on television - I stuck around to find out what happened. I still wanted to turn the page even though I was pretty sure I knew what was coming. I really, really liked Jill and Chris and I rooted for them despite their somewhat unrealistic interact ...more
Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway

Thirty Days to Thirty is the tale of picking yourself up and trying again. When Jill Stevens whole future is taken from her in one day, everything she's planned for, wanted and worked for just gone she is forced to find a new path. She moves back home with her parents while she reevaluates her life. When she finds a list she made in high school of 30 things to do before she's thirty she realizes there is so much she hasn't accomplished. The list turns out
Dec 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
This book was like a bad hallmark movie. It's corny, it's cheesy, it's got it's perfect ending with a perfect little ribbon and bow on it. Everything works out, everything is closed, the guy gets the girl, blah blah blah. I thought the concept of this book would be fun. 29 and 11 months year old girl loses her life- job, boyfriend, everything. She moves home and finds a list of '30 things to do before I turn 30'. I mean, this book was certainly cute. It was fluff at fluffs most hardcore moment- ...more
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely LOVE this book. Laugh out loud fun offsets the dismay of shattered dreams as Jill Stevens discovers herself with the Big 3-0 looming ahead in 30 days.

Not only is Jill Stevens not making partner after 6 years of 100 hour work -weeks but she's fired and escorted out the door of the law firm. Coming home early proves an eye opener when instead of the marriage proposal she's been expecting from Brady, she finds his twenty-something secretary hiding behind her shower curtain getting dre
Rebecca Lyman
I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. This book tells the story of Jill Stevens, a woman who loses her job and finds out her boyfriend (of 6 years) is cheating on her in the same night just about a month before her thirtieth birthday. Suddenly single, homeless, and jobless, she’s forced to move back in with her parents while she figures out what her next step is. While at home she finds an old high school writing assignment, 30 things to accomplish be ...more
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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
“why do we have to grow up and face life’s disappointments? I want to go back to when we feared nothing,” 1 likes
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