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The Dinner List
The Dinner List | Rebecca Serle
'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 were to actually happen? These are the questions that 29-year-old Sabrina contends with in this utterly captivating novel; a story imbued with the same delightful magical realism as One Day, and the life-changing romance of Me Before You.
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Lots_O_Books
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This book started out So-So for me, kinda slow, and a lot of jumping back n forth in time. But I stuck with it and in the end I loved it. Definitely one that has potential to make you need some tissues.

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Kaila-ann
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I finished this in one day. On the surface it‘s a story about Sabrina and her 30th birthday dinner with her theoretical dinner list companions - her list of the 5 people she would most like to have dinner with. I went into this thinking that it would be a light, fluffy read. Then I was concerned that i wasn‘t going to like the main character. I ended up being wrong on both counts. It‘s a story of love, loss and beautiful second chances.

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Josiedlove
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Starting this one... It has been on my TBR list for a while... Let the story unfold... 🍷🍽

#thedinnerlist #rebeccaserle #turningpages #readingtime📖

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Joysiam
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Tears shed.

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joannabgmachado
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6/10. I wasn‘t really a fan of the flashbacks every other chapter. I felt like I was reading two separate stories, and I didn‘t like that. It could be a cute story though.

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TheRomantiCate
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Thank you so much @bookish_wookish 🤩🤩🤩🤩

I love Titanic and I‘ve been wanting to read this book for a while!! Thank you so much!!

And thanks to @kstadt929 for putting together such a great swap!

#funkopopandbookswap

bookish_wookish Glad you like it!! 🚢 3mo
kstadt929 Fun cover! So glad you joined us!! 3mo
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Cityofamber
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Bailedbailed

I‘m DNFing the #BOTMbacklog pick, it‘s not for me and the narration is boring. 😂 and I‘m not motivated enough to pick up the physical book. 🤷‍♀️ #BOTM

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GidgetsTreasures75
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3-28-19: My 25th finished book of 2019! This one made me cry! 👍🏼📖#️⃣2️⃣5️⃣ #thedinnerlist #rebeccaserle

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Rachbb3
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I can't make up my mind about this book. I liked it, it was different, yet I felt like there could have been more of something I can't put my finger on. I enjoyed the idea of Sabrina's list that she made that became a reality (I think) to help her with all the loose ends in her life.

#BOTM

Birdsong28 I have recently finished this I was CRYING by the end. Loved the twist in the middle about Tobias as it made the end all the more heartbreaking. Just tearing up by thinking about it 😢📚📖 4mo
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Birdsong28
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I am using the tagged book for this prompt for my #popsugarchallenge

wordzie 😎 4mo
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Birdsong28
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Very good. Loved this from start to finish, especially due to the twist in the middle which I didn't see coming. Don't be fooled by this cover as it will leave you with tears in your eyes by the end of this book as it covers issues that will leave you reeling and make sure that you are thinking about this long after you have finished it. Thank you #Readersfirst for the free copy

#AllenandUnwin

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xxjenadanxx
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I picked this up expecting it to be light and frivolous based off the ever popular question of ideal dinner guests. What I found was a deeper exploration into grief, love and living with loss and abandonment. And Audrey Hepburn. Honestly, it was quite well done, kept my interest and moved quickly. It was a great palette cleanser after the books I have been reading lately and I definitely recommend it. This would make a great book club read.

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Courtneyjo_reads
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Yellow bookstack 💛☀️

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nvhXesq
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Quite clever & intriguing, once you get into the swing of the narrative. #thedinnerlist #bookrecs #offtbr #audiobooks #supportlibraries #libby

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Birdsong28
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I have won a copy from #Readersfirst thanks to everyone who wished me luck 😘📚📖

DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 5mo
TrishB Yay 🎉🎉 5mo
Ms_T Yay! 👍🏻📚 5mo
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Djspens I hope you like it! It was a nice read! 5mo
Djspens I hope you like it! It was a nice read! Congrats! 5mo
mngraham I loved this book! 5mo
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Birdsong28
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Wish me luck as I have entered to win this on #Readersfirst 🍀🍀🍀🍀🤞🤞🤞🤞

Cathythoughts Good luck 💕💕🤞🏻 5mo
Stephaniereads1 Good luck 5mo
Ms_T Good luck 🤞🏻 5mo
Birdsong28 @Cathythoughts @Stephaniereads1 @Ms_T Thank you 😘❤️📚📖 5mo
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dawnsworldblog
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What five people (dead or alive) would you invite to dinner? And what would you do if you turned up to your 30th birthday dinner only to find that that‘s who was waiting for you? That‘s the premise of this book. I really enjoyed this!

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mcipher
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I haven‘t had a beer in ages and I am drinking this one too fast before pizza comes out of the oven, so i feel a little wheeeee! 😆 Enjoying this book more than I expected. I have to finish it tonight so that makes it much easier. (FYI both #Edith and #Chloe are purring away here 😻) #catsoflitsy #tuxedokittiesoflitsy @MinDea

kspenmoll What luxurious hair your kitty has! 5mo
mcipher @kspenmoll She does! I just picked up a while kitten‘s worth from the carpet! 😆😆 5mo
Dragon 😻 5mo
shellleigh33 ❤️❤️ 🐈 5mo
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mcipher
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#Chloe chilling in my lap for neck scritches, and my next two book club books - it took forever to get the tagged one for Wednesday, so I put Exit West on hold for March and it came in right away.
We‘re supposed to bring our list of five dinner guests to this meeting and I can‘t decide who to pick... right now it‘s my old friend Mary, Gabby Bernstein, Kurt Cobain, Jenny Cruise, and Anne Sexton. Your list?
#catsoflitsy #tuxedokittiesoflitsy

CareBear 😻😻😻 5mo
AWahle Beautiful kitty. I have a Chloe as well! 5mo
mcipher @AWahle It‘s a popular name! She‘s a sweet little pain in the butt. 😆 5mo
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lele1432
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Bailedbailed

Giving up on this in audio form. BUT there may have been a couple of good nuggets in here...I couldn't really tell since she was speed-reading, formed EVERY sentence as a question, & never paused at proper punctuation. So I'm going to give it one more try when my eBook hold comes in. I'm annoyed she didn't hire a professional. Glad I know I have a great TBR lineup because this could have put me in a reading slump!

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lele1432
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So close to DNFing this one! I originally wasn't too interested in it but kept seeing reviews where people loved it & it made them cry & something about a twist. I started it yesterday since the loan is due back soon. I just wanna know why in the world did this author narrate the audiobook?! Who told her this would be okay?? It's TERRIBLE!! She sounds like a 16yr old valley girl with slurred speech & doesn't finish sentences.🤧

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LMJenkins
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Bailedbailed

I bailed sooner than I usually would.... actually, it‘s only recently that I‘ve started to allow myself to bail on a book. I just wasn‘t feeling it. I felt like the fragments of the book were jumping around in time and from topic to topic even within a paragraph. I wasn‘t feeling the emotion between the couple and every other sentence seem to be pointless. Just wasn‘t for me. Though I did like the premise.

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LMJenkins
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WHEW! Success! I could not have complete this successfully if my family had not been out of town, leaving me to a silent household with plenty of reading time. Finishing up was tough because I am not 💯 loving this book so far. Thanks to #24in48 and #24B4Monday for the inspiration.

DGRachel Congrats! 6mo
TheReadingMermaid Congrats sweetheart! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉😁🎉 6mo
Mollyanna You did wonderful! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
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Nessavamusic Congrats!!🎉 6mo
hes7 Yay! 🎉 6mo
Bookish.SAM Congrats!! 6mo
Megabooks 🎊🎊🙌🙌🙌👍🏻👍🏻🎉👏🏻🥳 6mo
Anitareads Congrats! 👏🎉 6mo
kstadt929 Great job!! 🎉 6mo
RealLifeReading Oh wow!! You did it!! 6mo
Andrew65 You did it! Congratulations! 🙌👏👍😊🙌👏👍😊🙌👏👍😊🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🏆🍾😍 6mo
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LMJenkins
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I haven‘t been posting as much as I should for #24in48, because I‘ve been reading, reading, reading! Onto Book No. 4. #24in48readathon

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Booknerd222
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Booknerd222
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Just ordered the first 3 of the series! I‘ve heard it‘s a cute fluffy read! Has anyone read it? #manga

Serotonin I‘ve read it. It‘s a cute shoujo series ❤️👍 6mo
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Booknerd222
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My times for the #36hourreadathon

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Booknerd222
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Second lap for the #36hourreadathon. #botm. First lap was 37 min 26 seconds with Lilaw Boutique by Carolyn Brown.

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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I came back from getting some water in the kitchen. Guess who curled up next to my book, Charlene! #catsoflitsy #only74pagesleft

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OrangeMooseReads
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Panpan

Didn‘t love this. The MC drove me bonkers with her whining and crying. The “twists” were boring. The everything is happy and the world will be grand ending pissed me off. The idea of the book is interesting but it was poorly executed and the writing wasn‘t all that great.

tpixie Thanks for taking one for the team! 6mo
OrangeMooseReads @tpixie no problem lol 6mo
Tamra Happy is overrated. 6mo
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LiteraryinLititz I really agree with your assessment. 6mo
OrangeMooseReads @Tamra for this story it makes zero sense to have it end that way. 6mo
merelybookish Too bad because the cover is pretty! 6mo
OrangeMooseReads @merelybookish it is. The amount of love Audrey Hepburn gets in this book is it‘s only positive. 6mo
Purrfectpages Totally agree 6mo
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rather_be_reading
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Mistake 👎

she_isthe_arrow I love catching typos 😂 7mo
KBlackScan Me too! It‘s too frequent for my liking LOL 7mo
Jazruiz.2014 Drives me crazy! 🤪🤪 6mo
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rather_be_reading
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Super cute love story of Sabrina and Tobias. Loved the premise of the "dinner list" because i think weve all played that before. Thought it was a little slow in the beginning but it got better and i usually do not enjoy romance.

Graciouswarriorprincess I am reading this now. I am enjoying it. 7mo
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rather_be_reading
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Acknowledgment: And finally, to any woman who has ever felt betrayed by fate or love. Hang in there. This isnt the end of your story.

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rather_be_reading
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Meant to be. I used to think that about us. That we were meant to be. That the stars had aligned to bring us together. It never occurred to me that our fate might not be forever.

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rather_be_reading
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Memories stacked and stacked and stacked so high they threatened to topple.

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rather_be_reading
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She worked in at the local library in Santa Rosa...We fell in love over Faulkner and Yeats.

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rather_be_reading
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So you loved each other too much...Is that even possible? If you love, is there such thing as a yardstick?

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rather_be_reading
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Usually when he greeted me he was smiling. Life for Paul was like the chorus of a song. Familiar and melodic. Never any pivotal moments. No inspiring crises.

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rather_be_reading
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How do you know at any given moment what is giving enough, and what is giving too much? As Audrey would attest, marriage for the sake of marriage is no prize at all.

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rather_be_reading
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Who is Thomas Kinkade?
You know those bucolic paintings of cottages ....

A mention to one my fav artists

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rather_be_reading
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Last line: And for the first time in a long time I know exactly what it is I want to say.

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rather_be_reading
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First Line: We've been waiting for an hour.

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TamAnder
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Excited to discuss at our upcoming book club. Loved how the story unfolded in its unique way. Why not five stars? Audrey Hepburn‘s voice at the table. It just didn‘t ring true as to how I heard her in my own head and was a bit distracting for me at moments.

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OrangeMooseReads
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My last completed book of 2018 was Hidden Figures.
My first completed book of 2019 will most likely be The Dinner List which I started a few days ago.

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krissylovesbooks75
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I loved this book. I love the idea of having a list of people--dead or alive--to have dinner with, and then actually have that dinner happen. #TheDinnerList was simply...wonderful. #RebeccaSerle

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Viji
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Hot chocolate in my new mug, a kitty and a new book.

booksensation I really enjoyed this book!!! Hope you like it 7mo
LazyDays Love your mug! 7mo
Viji Thanks @LazyDays , Christmas present from hubby! 7mo
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OrangeMooseReads
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Just started this book last night as part of my on going #BOTMcatchup so far not bad, but it‘s not the best either. #friyayintro @howjessreads

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TamAnder
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A book on the lap is worth two on the shelf. 😉 The current situation on a lazy, post-holiday afternoon and also our January book club pick in the neighborhood. Audrey Hepburn can come to my dinner party anytime!

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rather_be_reading
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Book 67 of 2018 #botm

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Bookartbookmarks
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📖What books did you get or bought for yourself that you are looking forward to reading? . My awesome aunt bought me this bath book holder ( I love reading in the bath), some bath salts, a candle and some gift cards to @barnesandnoble I already picked up these books with the gift card and I‘m so excited to read them. I was hesitant to pick up The Dinner List, but after seeing a review (I don‘t remember which bookstagrammer 🤦‍♀️).