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The Single Girl's To-Do List

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  6,600 ratings  ·  344 reviews
A hilarious and romantic standalone novel from the bestselling author of the I Heart series

Rachel Summers loves a to-do list:
• Boyfriend
• Flat
• 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 adventure
Paperback, 335 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by HarperTorch
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Imagine being in a relationship for seven years. You’ve created a routine with the guy, you’ve been talking about getting married and having kids and that sounds like the perfect life to you. All of a sudden, the guy wants to ‘take a break’. Turns out, he wants more than just take a break. He wants to break up. Your world shatters. You’re depressed, you’re confused, you’re angry… what do you do? Simple, isn’t it? You get drunk with your two best friends and you make a list of all the things you ...more
Rea Sinfield
I have read all of Lindsey Kelk’s books including her kindle book Jenny Lopez Has A Bad Week, and I have enjoyed every one of them. While I have patiently been waiting for the new I Heart book to come out I then heard that Lindsey Kelk was releasing another book called A Single Girls To Do List. I could not wait to read this one hoping it was going to be as good as her previous books.

Rachel Summers has been dumped by the heartless Simon. Her best friends Emelie and Matthew are on hand to hel
A hilarious and romantic standalone novel from the bestselling author of the I Heart series

Rachel Summers loves a to-do list:

• Boyfriend
• Flat
• 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…

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Laura Anne
I would normally have rated this book 3 stars but I fell in love with it so much that I had to add an extra star.

Lindsey Kelk's The Single Girl's To-Do List centers around Rachel Summers whose life seems to be following the perfect check list. She has a great job, a great boyfriend and a great flat until suddenly she is dumped and finds her life turned upside down, unsure how to react or how to be single. With a little help from her two best friends Emelie and Matthew, she c
Love Fool
Rachel Summers loves a to-do list:
• Boyfriend
• Flat
• 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.

Not going to lie, I read this when I was in my "being single is the shit phase" feeling all Spice Girls women power. I read a bunch of single girl books where the main ch

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Actual rating 4.5/5

I've been feeling rather crappy lately and been under great pressure. I was looking for an easy, uplifting, funny book that will get me out of this shit mood. I have a huge TBR list and yet I found myself asking for people's help in finding THAT book that will lift my spirits. At the end, they suggested couple of books, but I had a strong feeling I should FINALLY read this book. Being a big fan of Kelk's I pretty much knew what to expect (which i
Last week I read a book that sounded promising but turned out to be a damp squib which never seemed to end.

This week, I (with one eyebrow cocked disdainfully) picked up the dodgy sounding, loaded with smarmy self-help undertones The Single Girls To-Do List and.....ate a large slice of humble-pie as I breezed through this totally addictive, feel-good read.

It’s the story of make-up artist Rachel Lulu Summers. 28-year old Rachel has just been brutally ditched by her supposedly stable boyfriend of
Oct 29, 2014 Ash rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Ash by: Inge
Shelves: funny, chicklit

Rachel Summers reminded me so much of one of my best friends. Me? I am more of an Emelie rather than a Rachel. That said, I think in a way it may have influenced the way I feel about the story but saying it is not a good story just because "I was not feeling it" is unfair because the story is still good. Thus, I gave it a 3.5 star.

Rachel have come a long way from being a girl who is always in a relationship and spend most of her time catering to the love of her life, Simon, into someone who
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Lindsey Kelk is best known for her I Heart series; a trio of books adored by many chick lit readers. I read I Heart New York a few years ago and enjoyed the witty style of writing, but there was something about the plot that didn’t click with me. I found it quite unrealistic, and perhaps a bit too light and sugary, so I never got round to reading the rest of the series.

Even so, I still felt like Kelk was an author to look out for, and the synopsis for The Single Gi
I must admit, prior to reading The Single Girl’s To Do List I haven’t been the biggest Lindsey Kelk fan. I enjoy her writing style, it’s incredibly quick, but I thought the two I Heart novels I read (New York & Hollywood) were filled to the absolute brim with cliche after cliche. They were paint by numbers stories as far as I was concerned, and I wanted a bit more ‘oomph’ to them. However I downloaded Lindsey’s exclusive short story Jenny Lopez Has A Bad Week and I loved it and when I heard ...more
Rachel Summer's makes To-Do lists persistently. When her long-term boyfriend dumps her, she decides to make a list of things to do as a new singleton.

Along with her friends Matthew and Emelie she finds herself with a compulsive need to do them all in the 2 weeks before her father's 4th wedding.

In theory, I like the idea of this book. What better way to forget about the man who dumped you than by looking to what you can do without him. In practice, most of what they do initially is get drunk, thr
I haven't read those "i love/heart" books from lindsey yet. I like british humour and i enjoied 90% of the book. Sadly, I gave the book 3* though the book could deserve at least 4* if not 5*. the last 30 pages were so boring that I forced myself to read it till the end. Throughout the book, the main protagonist became more and more - numb. She made stupid excusses and talked in second person to herself. *******************************************************SPOILER******************************* ...more
A hilarious and romantic standalone novel from the bestselling author of the I Heart series

Rachel Summers loves a to-do list:

• Boyfriend
• Flat
• 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…
Meredith Schorr
My first 5 star review of 2012 and I now have another favorite author in the chicklit genre. Can't believe I'd never read anything by Lindsey Kelk before. Her style reminds me a bit of Marian Keyes in the earlier years, like Last Chance Saloon and Sushi for Beginners, but I digress.

The Single Girl's To-Do List was definitely a page turner. The writing flowed incredibly well and never while I was reading did I get bored, antsy or want to skip ahead.

Rachel (Raquel!) Summers was a great main chara
What. A. Fun. Read. I first heard about this book from numerous people on Twitter, and in one of The Savvy Reader's email newsletters. I thought it would be like all the other "chick-lit"-type books, but with the rave reviews, I thought I'd give it a chance. Boy am I glad I did! It does still fall into that genre, but it's one of the more entertaining ones I've read. Kelk's writing has that witty British sense of humour, reminiscent of Bridget Jones.

The "single girl" in The Single Girl's To-Do L
Lydia Laceby
Originally Reviewed at Novel Escapes

So, I really just want to write my review as:

“Buy this book. Now.”

That’s how much I loved The Single Girl's To-Do List. I think I loved it even more than the I Heart series – shocking, I know – and it wasn’t just due to the fact that there was a little bit of a Toronto connection...

Rachel’s character captured my heart. I instantly related to her and rooted for her every step of the way while she mended her broken heart. Not a typical road to recovery consist
Rachel Summers lives happily with her boyfriend of 5 years in their flat, thinking they will get married, have babies and live happily ever after; this is far from the case. Her boyfriend, Simon, says he wants 'a break' from their relationship, leaving Rachel completely shell shocked. Straight away one thing I did not like was how quick Rachel was to take him back after the way he treated her.
Anyway, in order to help her embrace single life, her two best friends Emelie and Matthew write her a l
Jun 12, 2011 Agi rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011
I really enjoyed this book, to be honest, I enjoyd it more than the whole "I heart..." series. There was everything I have looked for: fun, relax, girls power... I loved all the characters, they were so realistic, I just wanted to be friends with them all (well, perhaps not with Simon). There was always something happening, one adventure took us to another one, and they were really funny, I have laughed out loud, and it doesn't happen often:) Actually, it was so nice written, in so interested wa ...more
I am so happy that I finally got around to reading this. It was such a fun book and it got me out of a reading slump I've been in for a few weeks. I love watching Rachel's transformation from sad, & settled to happy, content, and unsettled. It may seem like unsettled is a bad adjective, but it's not.
I loved the Niagara Falls parts, because I have a huge love for Niagara Falls. Perhaps it is a cheesy tourist town, but it holds a lot of my favourite memories, especially the memory of my husba
For some reason it took me 12 chapters to get into this book, which seemed ridiculous once it did get my attention, because it's such an amazing book. The friendship in this is just so beautiful, and then there's the perfectness that is Dan Fraser who is the reason I gave this book 4 rather than 3 stars.
Nana Konno
What a light-fun-hilarious read!
Not as good as "A girl like you", but it was a nice chick-fun-lit!
I liked this book a lot more than I expected to. For starters, I actually liked the main character, Rachel, which is quite a feat these days (most chick-lit seems to have resigned itself to creating nothing but grating heroines). I liked the main moral of the story, too: she has to put herself first for once - she can't be a doormat anymore. It was nice for that to happen finally, even if it replaced the grand romantic moment that could have been. I particularly enjoyed her final rejection of he ...more
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Anyone who is familiar with Lindsey Kelks chick-lit, knows that it’s pretty good stuff. She has a knack for writing cute, quirky heroines and fabulous best friends. As soon as I read the synopsis, I knew I had to read this book.

Firstly – Rachel, Emelie and Matthew were an amazing trio of friends. They were hilarious together and I absolutely loved them. All three of their personalities just seemed to complement each other’s and it made this book s
Oh how I enjoyed this book. Maybe it started with a 4 star but for me definitely finished 5 star. 3 main characters, Rachel who has been dumped by the man she lives with Simon. On hand to pick up the pieces are her 2 very close friends Emelie and Matthew, not *Matt*. Matthew is their lovely gay friend and I would love him in my life. After several drunken nights out, Rachel does a to do list, things out of the ordinary for her, to test her life as a single lady. She is a make up artist and often ...more
I couldn't even finish the book. It was entertaining but excessively boring at the same time. How can this even be?!?!
The book was humorous and refreshing especially if you were just out of a relationship, but it is overly exaggerated!
Okay he dumped you.. HIS LOSS! And why is she so attached to this male anyway!
I mean if he is as loving and understanding he wouldnt leave her like that. Character contradiction is the biggest fallacy. Ever.
However, the book does convey a side of real like where
P. Kirby
Like a bike ride down a long, gentle incline--effortless, pleasant, but lacking the exhilaration of the zoom-zoom down a steep hill.

In other words, entertaining, but too shallow to make an impression.

Rachel's life is nice and tidy, but a bit boring. The most exciting aspect of her life is her career as a makeup artist to movie stars and models. She's been dating and living with the same guy, Simon, for seven years, and she and her beloved share a car and a mortgage.

*Cartoon character-style scree
I'm giving The Single Girl's To Do List a 4 1/2. If this isn't chick-lit at its very finest I don't know what is.

This story was fresh, fun and had me laughing out loud.

I see myself reading more from Lindsey Kelk in my future. :-)
Kitty Montamer
Der erste Satz:
Einen so seltsamen Sonntag hatte ich bisher nicht oft erlebt.

Meine Meinung:
Rachel ist glücklich. Sie hat einen gut bezahlten Job, der ihr auch noch Spaß macht und ist schon seit fünf Jahren mit dem Mann zusammen, den sie von Herzen liebt. Umso überraschter ist sie, als dieser auf einmal eine "Pause" vorschlägt. Diese "Pause" führt schließlich zum Ende der Beziehung, was Rachel untröstlich macht. Mit Hilfe ihrer besten Freunde Matthew und Emilie wird sie wieder in die richtig
Zapheiro Neophytou


To all those who belive that happy ending and true love still exist (including me)


She reminds me of myself in 10 years. Grounded,loves making lists, with a boyfriend, a flat and a really good job. At this point she was realistic but after she had her hair coloured she turned out to be a total different person. I belive that changing your hair changes yourlife but it doesn't turn you into a bitch. After a couple of chapters of bitchines

I liked this one but I didn't like it as much as as I Heart NY or I Heart Hollywood. Still a nice easy read. I'd give it a solid 3.5 out of 5
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