Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer of Sarah Dessen : Intro

Summer 2012 has officially started !

That Summer
Someone Like You
Keeping the Moon
This Lullaby
The Truth About Forever
Just Listen
Lock and Key
Along for the Ride

When I think of summer, excitement and love one thing comes to mind; the novels of Sarah Dessen. She was one of the first YA authors I read in high school, a time when I was mostly reading Stephen King and adult novels that didn't speak to me they way Dessen's novels did.

I enjoyed the quirky characters, summer settings and protagonist on the verge of  young adulthood--a time when it feels like anything can happen. Books and Sensibility wants to spend the summer reading and reviewing Sarah Dessen's novels.

So join Books and Sensibility every Wednesday this summer for Summer of Sarah Dessen starting June 27th .

You don't have to read them in order, I'm just taking on the challenge.

If you are a Dessen fan and want to join me this summer to read or reread Sarah Dessen novels grab our button and link up your review in the comments.


  1. I love this idea! Good luck! I can't wait to read your reviews each week. I've been meaning to read Sarah Dessen for a long time.

  2. The only Dessen I've yet to read is her debut! Hoping to get to it this summer!

    1. Yeah, her debut That Summer is different from her other books.

  3. I LOVE THIS. I was hoping to do a Sarah Dessen week, but this is just so much more fun! I may not be able to join the challenge, but I will definitely be checking out your posts!

    1. I almost wasn't going to do this challenge but It's perfect timing for it !

  4. Yes summer is here and I am so much looking forward to just relaxing, reading and enjoying myself.
    Will get a few of the books you recommended, get back to you later with my comments.

    Astrid English - German Translator in Bonn.

  5. Hi Jess. This is a great idea. Sarah Dessen is a great author and I can not think of any better YA author to spend the summer reading. I look forward to your posts.

  6. I am totally going to be jumping in on at least some of these. I've only read two of hers but I own a bunch of them, and this looks like just the thing to kick my butt into gear and get them read this summer. And perfect summer reads, too! Awesome!

  7. I totally know what it is like to own a bunch of books and never get around to reading them. Hope you find one you like ! - Jess

  8. I agree, these are good beach reads. - Jess

  9. Thank you so much for doing a Sarah Dessen summer! I just read "The Truth About Forever" last week and have been trying to figure out which Dessen book I'll read next. Now I'll try to keep up with your schedule!

  10. This is such a fantastic idea, I wish I'd seen it at the beginning of summer! I've been going through all your posts so far and it's so great to see all this Sarah Dessen love. She's one of my favourite authors. I haven't read all of her books yet, but I read Someone Like You fourteen years ago when it first came out, and I've read 4-5 of her other books since.


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