Bookmark Lit Bulletin | September 2017

Posted October 1, 2017 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 2 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 lifeSigh. Not as many books as I hoped, but whatever. I was really hoping to finish some more during the last week of the month but Chris’s surgery sort of derailed that. He had to be lazy and watch TV, so that’s what I did most of the time too. Not a huge deal, but hopefully I can get back to being ahead on the reading challenge for next month. I’m currently reading 2 books so finishing them soon will help!

this month in books

11 books read in September

7 new reads   •   2 reread   •   1 DNF
4,001 pages read including 0 minutes of audio

Read by source:
6 owned {1 review copies}
5 borrowed {1 review copy}

Read by format:
0 hardcover | 4 paperback | 4 ebooks
1 novellas, short stories, graphic novels
0 audiobooks | 0 read/listen combos
1 egalleys | 1 physical ARCs

113 books read in 2017

98 new reads   •   15 rereads   •   6 DNF
39,835 pages read including 12,248 minutes of audio

Read by format:
16 hardcover | 20 audios or mixes
47 digital books or egalleys
38 paperbacks or physical ARCs

Other reading stats:
62 owned books | 59 borrowed books
60 in a series | 61 standalones
61 backlist books | 59 published in 2017

books so far this year

books read

Average rating for books read in September: 4.05 stars

Highlights & Lowlights



Series Addict

Good Sequel

Great Mystery

This month’s books:


challenge progress


Contemporary Romance Challenge

0 this month | 51 read total | 510% complete

None! (Woah)

Flights of Fantasy Challenge

1 this month | 21 read total | 73% complete

The Knowing

Rock My TBR Challenge

0 this month | 15 read total | 100% complete


Series Enders Challenge

1 this month | 13 read total | 130% complete

The Retribution of Mara Dyer

Fall Bingo Challenge

on the blog

Book Reviews

Discussions, Memes, and More

book haul

Breakdown:  3 bought  |  0 borrowed  |  1 gifted  |  2 for review 

Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet

Meet Cute edited by Jennifer L Armentrout

AntisocialCollideEvery Wild HeartFallen Heir (The Royals, #4)

Antisocial by Jillian Blake | Collide by Michelle Madow
Every Wild Heart by Meg Donohue | Fallen Heir by Erin Watt

From the publisher – thank you!!

life update

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

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

month in pictures

Trips to Salem, Sebago Lake, and home for pho! Too lazy to add more.

looking ahead

Top Blog Posts Coming Up

Issues with Challenges/Readathons/TBRs | Discussing why I still sign up for challenges and other readathons even though I’m terrible about them most of the time. Same goes for my TBR posts.

An Update on Scribd | How I feel about Scribd now that I’ve started using it again!

Mara Dyer Trilogy | Thoughts on the Mara Dyer trilogy because I binged it like nobody’s business in September! I hope it sparks more series binge-reads for the upcoming months too.

More personal stuff | I revamped the blog a little and left a LOT of room on the calendar for more personal posts about movies, shows, hobbies, etc. Hopefully I get some creativity flowing!

Top Books on the TBR

Check out my October TBR post! ?

How was your September?
Anything good planned for October?

2 responses to “Bookmark Lit Bulletin | September 2017

  1. I’m excited for your upcoming posts. I too fail at tbrs. Readathons motivate me to read more than I usually would. I’m doing the 30 day book binge in October, so I have to read something every day in October.

  2. I’ve been hearing lots about The Nowhere Girls, so I’m glad you loved it so much! I really want to try and pick back up the Mara Dyer books — I loved the first one when I read it years ago. Moxie and Meet Cute! Ah! I’m dying to read those as well. I hadn’t heard of Michelle Madow’s Collide, but I’ll have to check it out. Her books are great for fun quick reads. Also, the cover for Fallen Heir is beautiful!

    Lovely post, Lauren! 🙂

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