Book Reviews / Food for Thought

Book Review: The Dinner List

You know the game “if you could invite 5 people – dead or alive – to dinner, who would you invite?” Well, when Sabrina arrives at her 30th birthday dinner, she finds that her ideal guest list has been brought to life, with attendees that include Audrey Hepburn and her ex-boyfriend, Tobias. The narrative alternates between the dinner party itself and her nearly decade-long love story with Tobias.

Overall, I would describe this storytelling as sweet. I didn’t love how Sabrina romanticizes her relationship, down to the very end, ignoring the major, real-life issues. I did, however, like observing the quest for closure as the dinner progresses, acknowledging the messier parts of life and friendships/relationships that nobody wants to remember.

3 out of 5 stars.

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