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Rebecca Serle

Autor(a) de In Five Years

15 Works 4,433 Membros 231 Críticas


Obras por Rebecca Serle

In Five Years (2020) 2,079 exemplares
One Italian Summer (2022) 967 exemplares
The Dinner List (2018) 648 exemplares
When You Were Mine (2012) 256 exemplares
Expiration Dates (2024) 168 exemplares
Famous in Love (2014) 153 exemplares
The Edge of Falling (2013) 78 exemplares
Truly Madly Famously (2015) 64 exemplares
Io, Romeo & Giulietta (2015) 5 exemplares
Locked (2014) 2 exemplares
Fem år senare (2022) 1 exemplar


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I didn't dislike this story but I didn't love it either. The random heart problem in the middle of the story was just a little too random for my liking. Easy read, but I probably won't remember this in another few days. I did like the storyline of knowing how long each relationship would last. That's a really fun storyline. I guess I wanted a little more from that than I did from her heart problems. Worth the listen, it was enjoyable, but nothing earth shattering.
Mav-n-Libby | 16 outras críticas | May 14, 2024 |
(Print: ©3/10/2020; 978-1982137441; Atria Books; 272 pp.)
(Digital: Yes).
*Audio: ©3/10/2020; 978-1797103204; Simon & Schuster Audio; Duration 6:48:27; 6 parts; unabridged
(Film: No.)
Series: No.

I believe I picked this one when I was selecting the Goodreads BEST nominations for 2020. It’s short and sweet. If I say much more I’ll give too much away, so that’s it for me.

Rebecca Serle. According to the LAPL (Los Angeles Public Library) website’s “Interview with an Author”, “Rebecca Serle is a full-time writer, which means she gets to wear pajamas to work. She went to the University of Southern California, then got her MFA from the New School in NYC. (She likes New York much more than LA, but don’t tell anyone that.) Rebecca loves shiny hair, coffee, yoga, and pretending to be British. She is the author of several YA novels, including Famous in Love, which she recently co-developed into a television series. Her first adult novel is The Dinner List and she recently agreed to be interviewed by Daryl Maxwell about it for the LAPL Blog”

Megan Kathleen Hilty (3/29/1981). According to Wikipedia, Megan “is an American actress and singer. She rose to prominence for her roles in Broadway musicals, including her performance as Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked, Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5: The Musical, and her Tony Award-nominated role as Brooke Ashton in Noises Off. She also starred as Ivy Lynn on the musical-drama series Smash, on which she sang the Grammy Award-nominated "Let Me Be Your Star", and portrayed Liz on the sitcom Sean Saves the World.”
Megan does a fantastic narration here!

Fiction; Literature

New York


Friendship; Cancer; Romance

“For Leila Sales, who has lit up the last five years, and the five before them. We dreamed it because it had already happened.”

From chapter 1
“Twenty-five. That’s the number I count to every morning before I even open my eyes. It’s a meditative calming technique that helps your brain with memory, focus, and attention, but the real reason I do it is because that’s how long it takes my boyfriend, David, to get out of bed next to me and flip the coffee maker on, and for me to smell the beans.
Thirty six. That’s how many minutes it takes me to brush my teeth, shower, and put on face toner, serum, cream, makeup, and a suit for work. If I wash my hair, it’s forty-three.
Eighteen. That’s the walk to work in minutes from our Murray Hill apartment to East Forty-Seventh Street, where the law offices of Sutter, Boyt and Barn are located.
Twenty-four. That’s how many months I believe you should be dating someone before you move in with them.
Twenty-eight. The right age to get engaged.
Thirty. The right age to get married.
My name is Dannie Kohan. And I believe in living by the numbers.”

4 stars.

11/1/2021 – 11/6/2021
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TraSea | 86 outras críticas | Apr 29, 2024 |
The Problem with leaving a review to later and thinking that letting it percolate will enhance the review is proving troublesome. Acknowledging that this book is about love and missing what you can’t have or thinking something akin to this made this book more relatable. Serle cues us to her thoughts that love is “the belief in something that you cannot see or touch or even explain….but we just know it’s there.” I am not so sure about any of that but it was enough that it had me pondering and admitting that discussion is for another day.

There is some mystery, some not so convenient truths, a few cliches and a story that lingers but is difficult to define. Love, desire, happiness, protection, trust - exploring all the things you want out of love and reconciling what you can actually have. What it would be like to be chosen, cherished, loved - everything comes back to that. What you want and what you can have. Epic Love - never doubt that it is worth the fight.

Thanks to Atria Books and NetGalley for a copy.
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kimkimkim | 16 outras críticas | Apr 28, 2024 |
This story is about soul mates and soul searching and mothers and daughters. It’s about finding your center when the thing (or person) that houses your identity is no longer present—only alive in history and memory and story.

This story opens with the untangling of grief: a mother dies, a daughter leaves, the Amalfi Coast awaits. Katy, a 30-year-old copywriter, leaves her L.A. life behind, including her husband, days after she loses her mom, her anchor and talisman. Lost and lamenting, she hopes to find answers and solace in Positano, the place her mother visited and fell in love with before she was a mother. The magical-realism comes into play when Katy’s mother, Carol, shows up on this Italian trip—posthumously as the 30-year-old version of herself—befriending her future daughter, which seems to work because of the timelessness of the place: “The magic of Italy seems to be in its ability to connect to some time out of time, some era that is unmarked by modernity” (142).

Through the magic of the setting and myths and altered-time, Katy searches for who she is without her mother, who she wants to be with, and what she wants to do with her life—all while learning about who her mother was before she was her mother. What better place to search for your soul than on the cliffs of Italy, walking up the stairway of The Path of the Gods?

I really enjoyed the honesty of Katy’s journey: the ugliness of grief, the sometimes false perception we have of parents, the hard choices we have to make that don’t define us but help us find our way back home. I also enjoyed, like I did with In Five Years, wondering how the magic and the reality would be reconciled in the end (which didn’t disappoint).
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lizallenknapp | 33 outras críticas | Apr 20, 2024 |



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