This is a new segment coming to the blog, and one that I'm excited to introduce. I've been wanting to build a segment around books for a while, but I didn't want to just do solid reviews. As some of you may or may not know, I used to write book reviews over at ohthebookfeels.com, but after about a year of writing reviews, I found myself burnt out with them. There are so many book reviewers out there, and- not to discredit any of them, because many of them are my good friends- it didn't feel creative enough for me. With writing reviews, you have to be so analytical, so precise, and so careful about what you say and how you say it, and though I do try to incorporate all of those things into The Road to Hannah's posts, the formality of book reviewing got old, for me, after a while.
Even so, I love reading books, talking about books, and writing blog posts about books, and I knew I wanted to incorporate something about books here. So, introducing a new segment: on the shelf.
On The Shelf is a segment featuring my favorite things on- you guessed it- my personal bookshelf! From new pickups to old favorites, I want to feature stories that have made their way into my heart and haven't ever left.
So, let's jump into it!
Today' I'm super excited to talk about Cherry by Lindsey Rosin. I'm only a few pages into it, but I can already tell that it's going to be amazing. Cherry is the story of a group of teenage girls who make it their mission to lose their virginity by the end of their senior year, and I think the reason I'm so excited about this is because sex-positive stories are such a rarity in the world of Young Adult lit. Without diving too much into this, there's a weird stereotype floating through YA where female characters losing their virginity becomes an almost taboo subject. It's very strange, and I've never quite understood why this stigma exists, so It's always refreshing to find a book that seeks to break it.
I can't wait until I have the time to fully read and enjoy this book! I have a feeling it's going to be a very powerful read.
What's on your shelf? Comment below or tweet me with the hashtag #OnTheShelf