Book Review: The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle


For Sabrina’s 30thbirthday dinner, she meets her best friend Jennifer at their favorite restaurant. She is surprised to find three other people from her past along with Audrey Hepburn.

Sabrina and Jennifer had often played the game where they name five people, living or dead, they would want to join for dinner. The game comes to reality when Jennifer and Sabrina meet for dinner.

My thoughts:

I was between a 4 and 5 stars for this book up until close to the end. I finished this about midnight a few nights ago and was basically sobbing in my quiet bed with my husband sleeping next to me. I ended up giving it a 5/5 stars on Goodreads.

I recommend if you are reading this while you are in public and you are about 75% of the way through it……..wait till you are home alone with a box of Kleenexes!!!!

Should I read this book???

This writing reminds me a lot of Taylor Jenkins Reid and her novels. I enjoyed the whimsical, magical tone, although I usually steer away from anything that is fantasy or magic. This book worked for me. If you liked Me Before YouThe Notebook, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo,  you would like this book.

I definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a break from thrillers as I was. I needed a change of pace from the dark psychological thrillers often focused on murders and/or kidnappings! This was definitely a big change from those topics.

Spoiler alert!!!

I was leaning towards 4 due to my true dislike for one of the characters. SPOILER ALERT! I don’t know how Sabrina could ever be friends with someone like Jennifer. Jennifer was so self-absorbed, judgmental, and crossed way too many boundaries by voicing her opinion about Sabrina’s love life. I ended up giving it a 5/5 stars because of the way that it touched me emotionally.

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The Dinner List: A Novel

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