I recently read The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle. A captivating story about a dinner party with five folks the birthday girl (main character) has unresolved issues with.

It was an interesting novel because:

  • Not all characters were living.
  • The narrative switched between the dinner conversation at hand and flashbacks. (Flow was seamless)
  • No character is completely lovable or despicable. Except for Audrey Hepburn (yes, the movie star) and a professor who taught the heroine, all characters actually oscillated between the two extremes. How’s that for character development?
  • It reminded me of Before the Coffee gets Cold, an equally intriguing read. The two books are worlds apart though.
  • It compelled me to think about several questions in the dinner conversation.

And of course, the book has prompted me to make my own list. Who would I want on a dinner such as the one described in the book? (Still making the list! Might share at a future date)

How about you all? Have you read the book? What were your thoughts?

I read mixed reviews once I posted my own in Goodreads and want to know if anyone else here had a 3 or less star response. Would love to get your perspective.

Keep reading! Stay cheerful!