There comes a time in one’s twenties when a friend gets married and then, like wild fire, the wedding trend begins. The celebration of nuptials between two people is a wonderful experience, except when you’re the single guest attending one of many wedding ceremonies, sans an S.O. of your own. In a nutshell, this is the premise of Jennifer Close’s novel Girls in White Dresses.

Sarah Dessen is undeniably one of the most notable authors in the young adult genre of fiction, today. I’ve read Dessen’s heartfelt novels since I was in the seventh grade and almost ten years later, I still look forward to the release of her new novels. In her most recent book, Saint Anything, Dessen tells the story of a girl named Sydney whose family dynamic is thrown for a loop after her older brother is incarcerated.

Hello, Internet! It’s certainly been a while since I’ve written anything resembling a blog post, but alas, I’ve returned to my duty of maintaining this blog. Tomorrow will mark the two-month anniversary of the day I graduated from college and like many recent grads I’m basking in the summer sun before it is time to begin working.