Sarah Dessen Books
There's a reason why her fans say "It's not summer without Sarah Dessen." Sarah Dessen has written several books that take place during summer, and she is definitely the best (well, according to me, she is!) at writing summery books. Her books make me believe that summer can be a magical time, a time to transform, a time to be someone else if you want to. They make me feel like summer is a season that stands out from the rest as being a season that will stretch on forever. When I read a Sarah Dessen book, I get all these warm fuzzy feelings in my stomach about how infinite and amazing and magical summer can be. I've been reading Sarah Dessen's books for about five years now, and I always spend my summers rereading them and falling in love with them all over again. I honestly don't know what summer would be like without Sarah Dessen books.
I guess this tradition seems random and childish and non-important, but for some reason, I have really fond memories of ice pops. You know, the ones that come in the plastic that you have to cut the top off? And then you push them up so you can eat them and your fingers feel like they're going to freeze and fall off and there's always that little bit of juice left over for you to drink at the end?! Those ice pops were an important part of my childhood, and I think that even if I'm eighty years old, seeing one of those things will instantly transport me to age ten or so. The only problem with this ice pop nostalgia-fest thing is that I could seriously eat ten in a row without stopping. They're just so delicious!
What are your favorite things about summer? Do you have any specific activities or experiences that you do every summer? Let me know down in the comments!