The Dinner List

The Dinner List 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 With In 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. 4.5 stars, rounded up for the tears it left me with.It s one of those icebreaker questions that nearly everyone gets asked at least once in their life If you could have dinner with any five people, living or dead, who would they be Sabrina and her college roommate, Jessica, answered that question at some point Among those Sabrina chose were her father, who moved out when she was very young and she never knew him Plato, because she was studying philosophy and Audrey Hepburn, because I was a nineteen year old girl Her father, in particular, was a huge Hepburn fan, and in fact, named his daughter for his favorite of Hepburn s films She believed, for the most part, that conversation was finished.On her 30th birthday, she is scheduled to continue the tradition of meeting Jessica for dinner to celebrate She is utterly shocked to find not only Jessica waiting for her, but a table that also includes Robert, her father Professor Conrad, her philosophy professor, who served as a type of surrogate father figure Audrey Hepburn The table s fifth guest is Tobias Tobias and Sabrina have had an on again, off again relationship for nearly the last decade, and w
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.Norma s Stats Cover That striking, bright bold yellow cover definitely caught my eye and definitel
This was my pick for the August 2018 Book of the Month box I love you, but it doesn t mean anything if you re not happy Friends, I wanted to love this so much And at first, this really did feel like watching a lucid dream play out, and I felt so enthralled and captivated But as time went on, I just cared less and less about the dinner, about the past, and about this book The Dinner List is a play on the conversation starter of which five people would you bring to a dinner party, dead or alive And our main character, Sabrina, is living that reality on her thirtieth birthday this December We get thrown into a present day restaurant with her and the five people she chose, while the chapters alternate between her past and a romance that has completely consumed her life for almost a decade Audrey Hepburn I mean, she s pretty self explanatory But besides being Sabrina s namesake, her movies also held a high importance in some pivotal moments in Sabrina s life Professor Conrad A college professor who I guess made a big impact on her I ll be honest, I kept waiting for with this dinner guest choice Robert The father that she never knew, because he left when she was little Jessica Her best friend throughout most of her life Tobias The greatest love of her life And again, this story is truly about why he is at this dinner and why they aren t currently toge
We ve all done it before We ve daydreamed, analyzed, pondered, wished and sometimes argued about it What five people would you invite to dinner if you could have anyone Living or dead, famous or family, past or present, real or fictional, people you know or someone you ve never met those are a few of the questions we have contemplated when making our ultimate dinner list.Years ago, thirty year old Sabrina and her best friend, Jessica, make a list of five people they want at their dinner Years later, Sabrina s list becomes a reality at her 30th birthday dinner.Rebecca Serle s book, The Dinner List, invites us to take a seat at the table for a lively dinner full of conversation Sabrina, along with Jessica, spends the evening with a professor from the past, her absentee father, her ex fiancee and Audrey Hepburn Why Audrey Hepburn The real question should be, why not Audrey Hepburn It s hard not to fall in love with this story as you will become invested in each character s story Serle s character development is rich and deep You will feel yourself laughing at times as well as shedding a few tears with each one of these characters and their story.Former North Carolina State basketball coach, Jim Valvano, once said, We should do three things everyday of our life Number one is laugh, you should laugh every day Number two is t
4 Stars for a unique read that warms the soul, touches the heart, and stings the tear ducts Very much enjoyed this one RTC Who would you invite to your theoretical dinner party You know, the one where you can have 5 people, living or dead turn up For Sabrina s 30th Birthday she invites her best friend, her college professor, her estranged late father, the love of her life and, well, Audrey Hepburn So imagine her surprise when she turns up to dinner and they re all sitting there waiting for her.This i
3.5 stars Audiobook narrated by the author, Rebecca Serle 5h 50 min 39secs Who are the 5 people, living or dead, that you would invite to dinner Now I have been asked this question at different times of my life FYI General Romeo Dallaire, Jane Austen, Tolstoy, Anne Frank, and Meryl Streep , but I have never considered adding people from my personal life am I terrible That s what makes The Dinner List so refreshingly original While we know the question, Sabrina , our main character, arrives at a dinner with her father,Robert, her best frie
Average Enjoyable Dreamy fantasy fun what five people would you invite to dinner dead or alive Paul and I played this game while walking last Saturday morning We both had Robin Williams Jimmy Kimmel our father s whom we both lost to death as children each other and we tossed around other names such as John Lennon thinking we might have some nice music at the dinner table and the Dalai Lama to hold the space of spirituality So this book got my imagination fired up much was quite serious and sad.parts were a little blandneeding flair of humor and jazzy pizzazz But as I got deeper into the story came upon
We ve all done it before We ve daydreamed, analyzed, pondered, wished and sometimes argued about it What five people would you invite to dinner if you could have anyone Living or dead, famous or family, past or present, real or fictional, people you know or someone you ve never met those are a few of the questions we have contemplated when making our ultimate dinner list.Years ago, thirty year old Sabrina and her best friend, Jessica, make a list of five people they want at their dinner Years later, Sabrina s list becomes a reality at her 30th birthday dinner.Rebecca Serle s book, The Dinner List, invites us to take a seat at the table for a lively dinner full of conversation Sabrina, along with Jessica, spends the evening with a professor from the past, her absentee father, her ex fiancee and Audrey Hepburn Why Audrey Hepburn The real question should be, why not Audrey Hepburn It s hard not to fall in love with this story as you will become invested in each character s story Serle s character development is rich and deep You will feel yourself laughing at times as well as shedding a few tears with each one of these characters and their story.Former North Carolina State basketball coach, Jim Valvano, once said, We should do th
If you had a dinner party and you could invite five people, who would you choose Ah I can literally hear your minds I must pick people who would impress, people with well known names, perhaps a famous writer or painter I am correct Am I not We must never choose a nobody Who would think us so lowly But have you anyone with whom things went awry Some unfinished business perhaps, some one beloved but lost This book transcends the fatal flaw in us all, pride Gasp Not us, you are thinking.But suppose this dinner did include those people who actually have made us who we are Friends, a parent or an old lover What to talk about And how to go about it The message is hidden in this book I won t tell

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  • The Dinner List
  • Rebecca Serle
  • 08 July 2018
  • 9781250295194