🌷 November Wrap-Up || a splendid month with ½ of this year’s 5 star reads?! 🤩 || ft. GIF-y Love #3 || Character Chat #1

Hello everyone! I somehow dread and love writing these wrap-ups at the same time. It gives me great pleasure to look back on the month and talk about some of the highlights with you all, but it’s scary as it flew so fast… 2020 is *wild wind whooshes in*.

But nonetheless, I truly enjoyed my month of November, and it was one of many great milestones for blogging for me. I changed my site name from “cherelle the bibliophile” to “a bolt out of the book”, something I always wanted to do but was apprehensive, you can learn about the new name here!

Furthermore, I set up a book club with Ashmita @ The Fictional Journal on Goodreads: BOOKS GO BOOM!! You can learn more about it here (my post) and here (Ashmita’s post). We just decided on the Book of the Month for December which is SET FIRE TO THE GODS by Kristin Simmons and Sarah Raasch, I am so excited to read it with you all in the club!

Okay without further ado, let’s see November!

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Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys | A Well Thought-Out War Novel that Failed to Emote

As an avid historical fiction fan, people have always been recommending me Ruta Sepetys books. And now I have finally experienced one.

Honestly, I have no idea how to feel about this one. I went in with high expectations of it being a haunting and emotional book. I came out with a bit of a mash-up. There are many aspects of it I love and many that were lacking in.

It was both haunting and dry. Harrowing and flat. Continue reading “Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys | A Well Thought-Out War Novel that Failed to Emote”

Books on my Fall 2020 TBR (Top Ten Tuesday #1)

My very first TTT!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature by That Artsy Reader Girl where a topic is given each week and bloggers post their top 10. You can find out more here.

This week’s topic is “Books on my Fall 2020 TBR” (or rather Summer for the eternal heat here). I am so excited to share my top ten! It won’t be only books that are published in this period but also (well, mostly) other books that I aim to finish this fall/eternal summer, some that have been buried by so many new arrivals in my TBR list.

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