Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Review: The Singles by Meredith Goldstein

The Singles by Meredith Goldstein

Publisher: Plume 
Pages: 256 
Format: eARC 
Buy the Book: Amazon  

Goodreads:  Beth “Bee” Evans’s first vow as a bride is that everyone on her list be invited to bring a guest to her lavish, Chesapeake Bay nuptials. When Hannah, Vicki, Rob, Joe, and Nancy one by one decline Bee’s generous offer, the frustrated bride dubs them the “Singles,” adrift on her seating chart as well as in life.

Kritters Thoughts:  Five single people attending a wedding without a plus one, a bride who is quite unhappy with their decision and somehow all of the singles are separated like 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon!  How can you not fall in love with this book?  There are five people who decided against bringing a plus one even though the bride insisted - this book is about their stories, why they are single and why they decided not to bring someone to the wedding.

Each character has a few chapters each in their own voice to help bring the reader from the bachelorette party to the invitations to the wedding while giving enough of a back story for the reader to appreciate why they were invited to the wedding.  The connections between the characters is what made this story even bigger and better than the synopsis could make it out to be. 

As I plan my wedding, I loved reading about how guests may be linked to each other in more ways than one.  It made me rethink how all of my guests may know each other besides knowing me or my fiance.

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook Challenge 2012: 26 out of 25  

April-June Challenge 2012: Have a Seat

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Edelweiss.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.  


  1. I've seen a couple reviews of this one. It definitely sounds like something I would like. It also apparently takes place in Annapolis and I love just about any book set locally to me!

  2. Yes, I live outside DC and it is so fun to read books that are set right around the corner!


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