The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle has an expected publication date of September 2018 by Flatiron Books. 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.
About the author: Rebecca Serle is an author and television writer who lives between New York and Los Angeles. Serle most recently co-developed the hit TV adaptation of her young adult series Famous in Love, now on Freeform. She loves Nancy Meyers films, bathrobes, and giving unsolicited advice on love.
My thoughts: The Dinner List is a lovely novel that tells what happens when a game that many have played comes true for Sabrina’s thirtieth birthday dinner. Serle has creatively created a dinner party that includes guests that are both dead and alive. Told through the perspective of Sabrina who shares a birthday dinner unlike any other. The guest list is short but full of inspirational people who Sabrina values most in her life. Guests include Audrey Hepburn, her great love, her best friend, favorite professor and her estranged father. As the dinner is served, we slowly learn who is alive, and who is dead. Throughout the novel, you see flashbacks of Sabrina’s life which help to uncover something important to each of the relationships at the dinner table. A truly remarkable read that is full of love, mystery, drama, and family. The author’s writing is simply remarkable, leaving no loose ends! ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**