Next Year I'll Be Perfect

( 12 )

Overview

Sarah always thought her life was on track, that is until her 29th birthday party. The discovery of a list her younger self put together outlining what she wanted to achieve by the age of 30 turns Sarah's world upside down. Suddenly her seemingly happy life and career look lackluster and Sarah sets off on a journey to transform her life. On her quest to achieve perfection one month at a time - a happy marriage, partnership in a law firm and being able to fit in a size six purple suede miniskirt - Sarah learns to ...
See more details below
Paperback
$12.03
BN.com price
(Save 19%)$14.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $4.70   
  • New (7) from $8.96   
  • Used (2) from $4.64   
Sending request ...

More About This Book

Overview

Sarah always thought her life was on track, that is until her 29th birthday party. The discovery of a list her younger self put together outlining what she wanted to achieve by the age of 30 turns Sarah's world upside down. Suddenly her seemingly happy life and career look lackluster and Sarah sets off on a journey to transform her life. On her quest to achieve perfection one month at a time - a happy marriage, partnership in a law firm and being able to fit in a size six purple suede miniskirt - Sarah learns to challenge society's ideals of achievement.

Filled with harsh reality, humor, and romance, Next Year I'll Be Perfect explores what true happiness and success is all about.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935961727
  • Publisher: Libertary Co.
  • Publication date: 9/25/2012
  • Pages: 218
  • Sales rank: 1,141,480
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 12 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(7)

4 Star

(5)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 12 Customer Reviews
  • Posted May 17, 2013

    Definitely reccomend

    It was a fun book to read and to relate to. All the characters made for some interesting reading and made this book hard to put down

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2012

    As a reader that recently turned 30, I felt a special connection

    As a reader that recently turned 30, I felt a special connection to Sarah's quest to be perfect before that ominous age (which really isn't so bad after all). Women of all ages, however, will be able to relate to this unique illustration of one women's quest to fulfill all of society's expectations...professionally, romantically, and physically...that seemed so important before "real life" really began. Exceptionally well written...both witty and touching. The characters practically come to life in your hands - I fully expect to run into Sarah and Livvie one night in downtown Portland. I can't wait for another book from this author!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2014

    Love

    Really enjoyed this book!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Highly Recommend

    A great read from a new author. I hope she writes more, soon!!!
    The story flowed naturally and subject matter was close to home for almost every woman.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    good beach read--not too deep, not too shallow

    An interesting look at the near-thirty mentality of "what have I done with my life," this is a quick and easy summer read that has decently described characters and a plot to hold you captive for a few hours.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Fun read! Really like this author.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 18, 2013

    I really enjoyed read this Chick-Lit Romantic Comedy Novel: Next

    I really enjoyed read this Chick-Lit Romantic Comedy Novel: Next Year I'll Be Perfect. I think the story, in ways, seemed realistic. The concept of making a list, things to do before a certain age, seems like a real life situation, and how Sarah goes about it, just seemed believable. I think just that feeling, of rereading that list, when your close to that age that you said you would have all your goals completed by, can be a scary feeling, because then you realize, crap, I really have not done anything I wanted that I was determined to do, a few years back, but in this story, I think in the beginning of Sarah's year-long adventure, she realizes that some of the goals are not so realistic, can seem harder by actually trying to complete them, or she completes that goal another way than she originally planned. This novel has that type of feeling, and it was really great following Sarah's journey of possibly being a partner in a law firm, getting into a relationship, and there's more....
    I think that Morgan, the guy that Sarah "might" end up with seems like a good one, and at first when they met, they did not get along, and Sarah was somehow convinced that Morgan was out to get her job or something, but misunderstandings are said and settled later on, and they actually go on a date, and it's interesting to see how their friendship/relationship proceeds. There's also other situations, other than relationships that pop up in Sarah's life, and you just gotta wait to read them, as there are just funny moments here and there. 
    Lastly, I think the writing was pretty good, and there was a flow, that kept me reading, chapter and chapter, so that was nice, as I was just so interested to see what Sarah would do, in terms of keeping/changing her goals, and I think the ending was just right :)
    My Rating: 4.4/5PG-13 Rated 

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 14, 2013

    Sarah Bennett has just turned twenty-nine when her best friend L

    Sarah Bennett has just turned twenty-nine when her best friend Livvie gives her a letter from the past that will send Sarah on a twelve month journey to transform everything in her life before her thirtieth birthday. The letter that Livvie gave Sarah was one that Sarah had written four years earlier on her twenty-fifth birthday. The letter contained a naive and optimistic list of goals that she wanted to accomplish by her thirtieth birthday. Looking at the list, Sarah realizes that she has only accomplished 2 of the original 8 goals, so she decides to realistically modify the list, and over the next twelve months change everything in her life, because she realizes that she isn't who she wants to be. As Sarah embarks on her year long journey of transformation, she is about to find out what true happiness and success are all about, and that over time goals don't always stay the same, and that her vision of a perfect life may not be so easy to accomplish.




    In her debut novel, author Laura Kilmartin weaves an entertaining tale of one woman's year long journey of transforming her life into one that she perceives as perfection. Written in the first person narrative and set in Portland, Maine, the reader follows Sarah's journey on a month by month basis, with various encounters that come her way as she tries to complete each goal on her list. Everyone can relate to Sarah's vision, ideals and list of goals that she wanted to accomplish. I think everyone at one time or another has visions of what they want their life to be like, and has goals that they want to accomplish. Sarah's journey is filled with laughter, tears, heartache and crazy situations that culminates in her coming to the realization that life has a funny way of changing a person's vision of the perfect life, of what really matters most in life, and what true happiness is really all about.




    With a cast of characters who are realistic and believable; engaging dialogue and quirky interactions; and a storyline that is easy to relate to, Next Year I'll be Perfect is a wonderful portrayal of a young woman learning to find her way in life while challenging society's ideals and expectations.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 11, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    The novel begins with Sarah Bennet, the main character, celebrat

    The novel begins with Sarah Bennet, the main character, celebrating her 29th birthday. When her guests depart, her best friend, Livvie, gives her a list containing a number of goals written by Sarah when she was 25. These goals are something Sarah thought she'd have accomplished by 30, but realizes she's far from having the life she thought she would. Despite the objections from her support system, Livvie and the Thornton men, Sarah sets her sights on the life she wishes she had. During this journey, Sarah experiences good times, heartache, and realization. I enjoyed this novel, and I had no idea how it would end. It wasn't exactly the ending I was hoping for, but it was still an enjoyable read!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 12 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)