On Saturday, I attended my first ever book reading and what better way for a first-timer than to see your favorite author? Exactly, there is no better way. It was a gorgeous Saturday and I got there early, because, well, that is just what I do. But my timeliness pays off sometimes because I not only scored a chair but it was also a fab location, close to the action. Sarah Dessen, best selling author of 11 books, read a short passage from her latest, The Moon and More, that will be out in June. She then fielded questions and gave some insight into her writing process, what inspires her, and all kinds of good stuff that basically made me want to sit down at my own computer and crank out a couple chapters of my would-be novel.
She is such a down to earth person and so personable. She writes YA and my sister and I have been reading her books since High School and maybe even before but I still enjoy every one and have read a few multiple times. She writes with a real voice and has a way of making the characters really steal your heart. I love getting swept up in a book and hers always do the trick. I loved that everyone in the room with me was so into reading and I could have stayed and chatted with the girl next to me for hours about our favorite parts to all the books. I felt at home with my fellow nerds and gushy romantics. I even got to meet Sarah AND she loved my shirt. It was such a fun experience and I am so glad I went.
New to Sarah Dessen and want a suggestion for which book to read? Well, so glad you asked seeing as how I love talking about books! I think my personal favorite is The Truth About Forever but you can't really go wrong with any of them. I'd throw out the This Lullaby as a close second and I really liked What Happened to Goodbye. So basically, any and all will do. They are killer summer/beach reads but fantastic any time of the year. Happy reading!