Bookmark Lit Bulletin | October 2017

Posted November 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 lifeWeeee finally! I had an odd reading month but it definitely worked out in the end. I would do a lot of binge reading (seriously, there are at least 3-5 books that I sat down and read from cover to cover in one day), and then not pick anything up for a couple of days. I had 2 books from last month hanging around that I finished quickly at the beginning of this month. It was nice to get ahead on my challenge again. I’m 2 books ahead on Goodreads, I believe. It’s hard to read when I’m home in CT because I get so booked up, but I’m finding the time right now to get through one library book before I leave.

this month in books

14 books read in October

13 new reads   •   0 reread   •   1 DNF
4,817 pages read including 0 minutes of audio

Read by source:
7 owned {3 review copies}
7 borrowed {1 review copy}

Read by format:
3 hardcover | 0 paperback | 6 ebooks
0 novellas, short stories, graphic novels
0 audiobooks | 1 read/listen combos
3 egalleys | 1 physical ARCs

126 books read in 2017

11 new reads   •   15 rereads   •   7 DNF
44,652 pages read including 12,248 minutes of audio

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

Other reading stats:
69 owned books | 65 borrowed books
67 in a series | 67 standalones
64 backlist books | 69 published in 2017

books so far this year

books read

Average rating for books read in Octber: 3.92 stars

Highlights & Lowlights



Fluff Love



This month’s books:


challenge progress


Contemporary Romance Challenge

3 this month | 55 read total | 550% complete

Kissing Max HoldenThe Key to EverythingMeet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet

Flights of Fantasy Challenge

4 this month | 26 read total | 87% complete

Ash & BrambleThe Broken WorldThe Cruel PrinceGrounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel 

Rock My TBR Challenge

0 this month | 15 read total | 100% complete


Series Enders Challenge

2 this month | 15 read total | 150% complete

The Broken WorldRinger 

Fall Bingo Challenge

on the blog

Book Reviews

Discussions, Memes, and More

book haul

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

The Elizas We'll Always Have Christmas The Best Little Christmas Shop

From Netgalley (thank you!): The Elizas by Sara Shepard, We’ll Always Have Christmas
by Jenny Hale, The Best Little Christmas Shop by Maxine Morrey

The Broken World (Marked Girl #2) Rose & Thorn (Ash & Bramble, #2)

Kindle books: The Broken World by Lindsey Klingele, Rose & Thorn by Sarah Prineas


life update

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

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

month in pictures


T: Sandwiches at a local store | View from Chris’s surgery room | Coffee break | Apple picking
B: More apple picking | Pumpkin ice cream | Wedding fun, 1 and 2


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. (This was supposed to be up in October but it’s now happening on Friday.)

Gimme the Books! and On My List | I started these two features a while back and haven’t gotten around to them as much as I hoped. I’m putting together one of each for November, since I’ve recently added all kinds of movies and books to my lists! GTB features recently announced books I can’t wait for. OML includes random media items I’ve added to my watch, read, and listen lists.

Favorite Documentaries | I’ve been trying to feature posts about movies and TV, since those are big parts of my daily life. I compiled a short recommendation list for people who enjoy the occasional documentary.

Whose Books am I Reading? | Inspired by a chat with Cristina, I made this post to analyze exactly where I’m getting the books I’m reading. I honestly don’t buy books anymore so she was asking me where I get the books I read. Of course this sparked a huge analysis because I wanted to find out the answer. It was a fun post to put together, so many thanks to her for asking the question!

Top Books on the TBR

Check out my November TBR post! ?

How was your October?
Anything good planned for November?

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