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The Dinner ListThe Dinner List by Rebecca Serle

Unique, wistful & magical!

Such an imaginative premise that will have you asking yourself if you could invite five people living or dead to a dinner party who would you choose?

THE DINNER LIST by REBECCA SERLE is a wonderful, captivating, touching, fun and light-hearted tale that I was immediately drawn into and devoured rather quickly.

REBECCA SERLE delivers an intriguing, engaging, complex and well-written story here told in short alternating chapters to make this a quick and easy read. The story was filled with diverse and unique characters, an enchanting and delicious setting, and a heartfelt and insightful storyline.

Although, I really enjoyed this one and I was swept right under its spell the drama wore me down a little bit. Sabrina has some issues here that she is dealing with and a lot she is confronting from her past. Normally I welcome a lot of drama in my novels but for some reason it became a little exhausting and suspecting one of the twists was a little disheartening lessening the impact of the pivotal moment for me.

The storyline definitely had me dreaming and pondering which five guests I would choose and wouldn’t it be fun if fantasy just became reality.

* I read this book in our Traveling Friends Group *

Norma’s Stats:
Cover: That striking, bright & bold yellow cover definitely caught my eye and definitely enticed me into buying and reading this book.
Title: The title definitely intrigued me and it is a fitting and excellent representation to storyline.
Writing/Prose: Well-written, fluid, witty, beautiful and engaging.
Plot: Engrossing, insightful, thought-provoking, interesting, heartfelt, fast-paced, and entertaining.
Ending: Bittersweet, tearjerker and satisfying.
Overall: This was an all around fabulous book that was beautifully poignant with an absolutely wonderful message! Would recommend!

Traveling Friends Group Read
Norma’s Review

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16 thoughts on “The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle @rebecca_serle @flatiron_books #BookReview #travelingfriendsread #BookBloggers

  1. Great review! I enjoyed it overall. I definitely thought the issues Sabrina experienced was heavier than I was expecting. I was expecting a very girlie, romantic read to be that would make me roll my eyes and wanna gag. But it turned out to be quite different. It was a 4 star for me 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much and I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed it overall too. It was definitely a little different than I was expecting too and I rated it 4 stars as well. I think it was definitely worth the read. ☺️

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    2. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Glad you enjoyed it!

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  2. Glad you enjoyed despite seeing that twist coming, Norma. Thanks for a wonderful review.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jonetta! ☺️

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  3. I do like short chapters. Glad this was a mostly satisfying read.

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    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      I love short chapters too!!! 😍

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    2. Thanks, Marialyce!! Short chapters are my favourite!!!

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  4. carhicks says:

    Nice reviews sisters. I also enjoy short chapters. It makes a book seem so much quicker. Glad you enjoyed it overall.

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    1. Thanks so much, Carla! Short chapters are my favourite! ☺️

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  5. Carol Geraghty says:

    This one is on my TBR list and our branch library has a copy although it’s currently out. I’ll keep checking for it but probably won’t put a hold on it until I get caught up on some of my other books. I seem to have fallen behind over the holidays! It sounds like an interesting book.

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    1. Glad to hear it is on your TBR, Carol! Happy New Year and Happy Reading!

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  6. Tiffany says:

    Sounds so Interesting!! I would read this one, another great review!

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    1. Thank you so much, Tiffany! You should have Brenda pass you on this book as I gave it to her a few months ago. I think you should enjoy this one too!

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  7. Cozynookbks says:

    Looks like you and Norma differ on this one. I’ve seen contrasting views about The Dinner List. I hope I can get around to reading it.

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    1. I hope that it’s an enjoyable read for you too, Laurie!

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