To Go: 18
81. The Next Always — Nora Roberts
82. The Single Girl’s To-Do List — Lindsey Kelk
Rachel Summers loves a to-do list:
- Great job
Not on the list:
- Being dumped
Best friends Emelie and Matthew ride to her rescue with an entirely new kind of list — The Single Girl’s To-Do List. Rachel doesn’t know it, but it will take her on all kinds of wild adventures — and get her in some romantic pickles too. And then it won’t be a case of what but who she decides to tick off…
Okay so I’m a wee bit behind now. In my defence, end of semester is coming up and I’m really quite busy. However, I’ve got 18 books left and 31 days of December, so I’m sure finishing on time won’t be a massive issue. At any rate, here we go!
I really, really loved it. The Single Girl’s To-Do List was cheeky, fun, and just really clever. Rachel was the perfect narrator — not only was she relatable to most girls, but she was always impressing me with her strong will. (It took her a little while to find it, but when she did she had it in her to be self-assured and confident in her choices.) I loved the book’s message: love yourself first, someone else second. You can only be happy in a relationship if you know you can be happy on your own, as well.
Also, I loved that the characters took a visit to Canada (the book is set in Islington, London). Toronto, to be specific! And stayed at the Drake hotel. My favourite quote from the book may have been: “I stared across the street as a tram rattled by. Trams. Canada was funny” (Kelk 284).
Hilarious! Is it wrong that I liked the book more because of the fun observations about how weird my country is?
Next book: I really need to read my loaners so I can return them to the people who lent them to me.