My Mini Thoughts

Happy Pub Day to The Friendship List!  A book about friendship, letting go of the past, and finding happiness.

I love stories about friendships and Ellen and Unity may be my new favorite!  Ellen is a single mom with a son who is starting to look at colleges out of state.  Unity is a widow whose husband died three years prior, and she is stuck.  Unity comes up with the idea she calls a Friendship List, a list of challenges for both of them to complete.  The winner who completes the most challenges gets a spa day and the loser will pay for it.

I loved how the challenges got them out of their ruts.  They were doing things they would have never dreamed of such as getting a tattoo and going skydiving.  While both women needed a push, Unity needed it more.  I wanted a fresh start for her more than Ellen.   

My favorite part of this book was the romance!!  Both ladies find love, and mess it up over and over again to the point I didn’t think anyone was going to get their happily ever after. I had to stay up way past my bedtime to find out because it comes down to the last few pages before we find out!  If you love stories about friendships like me, you do not want to miss out on this one!

Thank you @harlequinbooks @bookclubbish @susanmallery for the #gifted book! 

Book Rating: ⅘

Wine Pairing: St Supéry Sauvignon Blanc 2017


Goodreads Synopsis:

[ ] Dance till dawn

[ ] Go skydiving

[ ] Wear a bikini in public

[ ] Start living

Two best friends jump-start their lives in a summer that will change them forever…

Single mom Ellen Fox couldn’t be more content—until she overhears her son saying he can’t go to his dream college because she needs him too much. If she wants him to live his best life, she has to convince him she’s living hers.

So Unity Leandre, her best friend since forever, creates a list of challenges to push Ellen out of her comfort zone. Unity will complete the list, too, but not because she needs to change. What’s wrong with a thirtysomething widow still sleeping in her late husband’s childhood bed?

The Friendship List begins as a way to make others believe they’re just fine. But somewhere between “wear three-inch heels” and “have sex with a gorgeous guy,” Ellen and Unity discover that life is meant to be lived with joy and abandon, in a story filled with humor, heartache and regrettable tattoos.