Bookmark Lit Bulletin | June 2017

Posted July 1, 2017 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 3 Comments

BL headerThe Bookmark Lit Bulletin was created to wrap up each month and prepare for the next. I share my book haul, books I read and reviewed, posts I shared, challenge updates, and more from the previous month. I also let you know what may be coming up on the blog in the coming month. You can read past bulletins here. I recently split out my personal posts into the Lauren Lately feature, so this is a bit shorter!

looking backreading lifeThis was a weird reading month. I did a really good job somehow, even with the move happening. I definitely slowed down a lot during the week of the actual move and once we finally settled in, but a few pool days/nights helped at the end of the month. I think my audiobook consumption should have increased with all the driving but I needed mindless podcasts instead. From here on out, it’ll be hard to find audiobook time – just during my shower and getting ready. No more commutes starting NOW.

this month in books

10 books read in June

10 new reads   •   0 reread   •   0 DNF
3,395 pages read including 498 minutes of audio

Read by source:
8 owned {4 review copies}
2 borrowed {1 review copy}

Read by format:
2 hardcover | 1 paperback | 1 ebook
0 novellas, short stories, graphic novels
1 audiobook | 0 read/listen combos
3 egalleys | 2 physical ARCs

82 books read in 2017

43 new reads   •   4 rereads   •   5 DNF
27,244 pages read including 11,303 minutes of audio

Read by format:
15 hardcover | 19 audios or mixes
26 digital books or egalleys
24 paperbacks or physical ARCs

Other reading stats:
42 owned books | 42 borrowed books
36 in a series | 47 standalones
38 backlist books | 43 published in 2017

books so far this year

books read

Average rating for books read in June: 3.78 stars

Highlights & Lowlights



Heat of the Moment by Lauren Barnholdt

Still on the Brain

Perfect Finale

Classic Dessen

This month’s books:


challenge progress


Contemporary Romance Challenge

7 this month | 44 read total | 440% complete
Books read from the pre-planned TBR: 0 this month | 2 total

The Awkward Path to Getting LuckyComing Up for AirAmy & Roger's Epic DetourOnce and for AllLucky in LoveHeat of the MomentJuniper Lemon's Happiness Index

Rock My TBR Challenge

4 this month | 14 read total | 93% complete

LoopOnce and for AllHeat of the MomentJuniper Lemon's Happiness Index

Flights of Fantasy Challenge

0 this month | 15 read total | 60% complete




Series Enders Challenge

1 this month | 9 read total | 90% complete

Coming Up for Air

Spring Bingo Challenge

on the blog

Book Reviews

Discussions, Memes, and More

book haul

Breakdown:  6 bought  |  0 borrowed  |  0 gifted  |  3 for review 

As You Wish 36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You A Short History of the Girl Next Door The Awkward Path to Getting Lucky

Publishers via Netgalley (thank you!): As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti, 36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You by Vicki Grant, and A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck, The Awkward Path to Getting Lucky by Summer Heacock (blog tour)

Purchased paperbacks: One Moment in Time and From this Moment by Lauren Barnholdt

Preordered: Once and for All by Sarah Dessen and Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill

Tiger Lily The Fallen Kingdom (The Falconer, #3) The Society by [Andrefski, Jodie] The Beach House

Preordered (ebook): The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May
Purchased (ebook): Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson, The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe
Free (ebook): The Society by Jodi Andrefski


life update

✨ Check out my most recent personal life wrap-up HERE ✨

Life Happenings | Media Addictions | Goals | Favorites | Life Ahead

month in pictures

Skating by the pool | Lots of Mexican food (1 & 2) | Sarah Dessen!

Udon soup | Ollie the kitty | Current read, new candle | Pool reading

More relaxing reading spots | Cookie ice cream sandwich | Siblings

looking ahead

Top Blog Posts Coming Up

July will be a light month, I’m sure, because I have a lot of reviews to catch up on. I’ll also be busy exploring my new city, adjusting to working from home, and actually getting some work done.

Bookish Memories | I was looking back on my musical memories post (plus another blogger’s post) and was reminded of very specific bookish memories. I’ll think of a certain book and am taken right back to the date, place, and time when I originally read it. There are very specific memories attached to that book.

Mid-Year Check-In | I love doing a check-in halfway through the year! I’ve done it for the past few years now and it’s a really nice way to regroup and reexamine my blog, reading, and personal goals.

Blogaversary | July is my blogaversary month! I can’t believe I started this blog back in 2014. What a ride it’s been since then! I’m not 100% sure what I’ll do for it, but I usually do some kind of reflection post and giveaway. We’ll see what happens.

Top Books on the TBR

Check out my July TBR post! ?

How was your June?
Anything good planned for July?

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