The Single Girl’s To-Do List by Lindsey Kelk

October 22, 2018 POSTED BY: Elle FILED UNDER: Book Review TAGGED AS: , ,

The Single Girl’s To-Do List by Lindsey KelkSingle Girl's To Do List by Lindsey Kelk
Publication Date: June 1, 2011
Genres: Chick Lit
Pages: 355
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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My Rating : four-stars

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…

• Mr. bendy yoga instructor• Mr. teenage sweetheart• Mr. persistent ex• Mr. deeply unsuitable
The Single Girl’s To-Do List gives Rachel the perfect heartbreak cure – and proves love is out there if you’re willing to take a chance.

I have been a fan of Lindsey Kelk’s work for a while now and have slowly been making my way through her novels. This one in particular has been sitting on my TBR shelf and kindle for a few months and I picked it up because of the GORGEOUS and FUN cover. I am so glad that I have actually gotten around to reading it. The Single Girl’s To-Do List is a breath of fresh air and pure chick like GOLD. It’s got a fantastic set of characters, a realistic and relatable plot, and a little bit of an unexpected romance to bring a smile to readers face. 

For those who aren’t too familiar with chick lit novels, I want to tell you the basic differences between this genre and a romance. For chick lit novels, the main focus is that of one character (who is always female). The entire narrative of the story follows this woman and, a lot of the time, her group of friends as well, as they go through the trials and tribulations of womanhood. Chick lit novels DO tend to have romance in them, however, the book doesn’t focus on this part of the story. So, if you are looking for a book based on a couple and their relationship, you won’t really get that with chick lit. In some cases, there is blossoming relationships, but mostly they focus on the heroine and her life, career, and issues of womanhood. 


This book revolves around a woman named Rachel right after a scarring breakup with the man she thought she was going to marry. Having never really been single before, Rachel feels like she has hit rock bottom. Good thing she has two fantastic friends to help her get through it though! 

Emelie and Matthew know that Rachel is a bit OCD. She likes lists and feeling organized, but is at an utter standstill in her life when she suddenly looses the man she loves. So the trio come up with an idea, a sort of “to-do” list for getting over the relationship. It’s pretty easy to follow and will certainly keep Rachel’s head out of those depressive thoughts. What’s the worst that can happen?

Follow this trio of best friends as they maneuver breakups, potential makeups, and all the fun stuff in between. 


Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It’s a lot of fun to read, especially if you like seeing heroines triumph in love and life. Additionally, I am a pretty big fan of Lindsey Kelk and think she is up there with some of my other favorite chick lit authors like Sophie Kinsella. So jumping on this book was an easy feat for me, and I am so glad I did. 

If you are a fan of chick lit novels and have a thing for beautoful covers, then I highly recommend reading this one. It’s a no brainer to pick up a Lindsey Kelk book when you’re in the mood for this genre. 

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