First Line Fridays: The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle #travelingfriendsread #BookBloggers @RebeccaASerle @FlatironBooks #thedinnerlist

First Line Friday is hosted by Hoarding Books. Where we share the first line or lines of a book we are currently reading or going to start soon.

Our First Line Friday is for an upcoming Traveling Friends Group Read that we are very much looking forward to reading, especially me!  I love to fantasize and do a little bit of daydreaming so I think I will be able to fully enjoy and embrace this book.  Also, the advance praise for The Dinner List really piqued my interest especially this sentence from the back of the book:  “Imagine that you could gather the people you’ve loved–dead or alive–at one table, for one night, with a chance to heal yourself once and for all.”

Who would you invite to your dinner party?


“We’ve been waiting for an hour.”  That’s what Audrey says.  She states it with a little bit of an edge, her words are bordering on cursive.  That’s the thing I think first.  Not Audrey Hepburn is at my birthday dinner but Audrey Hepburn is annoyed.

Goodreads Summary

We’ve been waiting for an hour. That’s what Audrey says. She states it with a little bit of an edge, her words just bordering on cursive. That’s the thing I think first. Not: Audrey Hepburn is at my birthday dinner, but Audrey Hepburn is annoyed.

At one point or another, we’ve all been asked to name five people, living or dead, with whom we’d like to have dinner. Why do we choose the people we do? And what if that dinner was to actually happen? These are the questions Rebecca Serle contends within her utterly captivating novel, The Dinner List, a story imbued with the same delightful magical realism as One Day,and the life-changing romance of Me Before You.

When Sabrina arrives at her thirtieth birthday dinner she finds at the table not just her best friend, but also three significant people from her past, and well, Audrey Hepburn. As the appetizers are served, wine poured, and dinner table conversation begins, it becomes clear that there’s a reason these six people have been gathered together.

Delicious but never indulgent, sweet with just the right amount of bitter, The Dinner List is a romance for our times. Bon appetit.


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