Hello, dear readers!
So today I am here with something very exciting. Well, at least for me it is, for I love Sarah Dessen's books, and I decided to start a book club. Now, you probably know that I had established The Nicholas Sparks Book Club two years ago. I had been meeting my fellow bloggers and discussing one book a month with them. But then I had moved to London and the meetings had ceased. But I still really like the idea of reading a book along with someone else with whom I can debate about the story. And if there is an author I am dying to talk about, but don't have anyone to do that with, it's definitely Sarah Dessen. So I thought: "Hey, let's start a book club!"
hoping you still recognize the person you see there."
(Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby)
"There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart.
So you'd better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you'll never understand what it's saying."
(Sarah Dessen, Just Listen)
Now, Sarah Dessen has published twelve books so far, which is just the right amount of books to read during twelve months. Yes, I really decided to start a book club that is going to last a whole year. Isn't it awesome? So we will pick up one book every month, and at the end of the month we will write a review on it and discuss it in the comment sections on our blogs. And of course, we will also post on the instagram - using hashtag #sarahdessenbookclub. This book club is just a virtual one, so everyone can join in. It doesn't matter where are you from because actual meetings won't be happening.
The sad thing is that there are only two books by Sarah Dessen translated to the Czech language. So if you are a Czech reader who would like to join this book club, it will also be a challange for you to start to read in English, if you haven't already. Or you could read just the two books once they'll be up in turn. Either way, I hope you'll join in, for Sarah Dessen is an amazing author and her books are worth both reading and discussing. Okay, so without further ado, let's get started...
Here's a list of the books in order of months:
JANUARY - Dreamland
FEBRUARY - Just Listen
MARCH - What Happened to Goodbye
APRIL - Lock & Key
MAY - The Moon & More
JUNE - The Truth About Forever
JULY - That Summer
AUGUST - Someone Like You
SEPTEMBER - Along for the Ride
OCTOBER - This Lullaby
NOVEMBER - Keeping the Moon
DECEMBER - Saint Anything
All right, I believe that's all I had to say. So let me know whether you're going to participate in the Sarah Dessen Book Club, and if so, don't forget to leave a link for your blog where I can find your monthly reviews. I hope Dreamland will gain you over to read more books by Sarah Dessen. And I hope we'll have fun reading them together...