Bookmark Lit Bulletin | March 2018

Posted April 1, 2018 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 7 Comments

BL headerThe Bookmark Lit Bulletin wraps up the last month in reading and what was on the blog, as well as what’s coming up next. You can check out my book haul, books read, posts shared, challenge updates, etc. You can read past bulletins here. If you’re looking for more personal updates, you can check out my Lauren Lately feature; it highlights my life events and non-bookish fun from the previous 30 days.

I did a pretty good job of maintaining my reading numbers for March. I finally finished some huuuuge books and got them out of the way, so that was nice. MY PLAIN JANE and OBSIDIO took up a lot of time (because of their size and because I took breaks to read other books too). I also balanced those with a few smaller, quick reads (like the four hour audiobook for DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES). I read FINDING FELICITY in a day because it was just so addicting and readable (not perfect, but good!). I enjoyed my reads this month overall but definitely pushed myself to get to 10 by the final week.1

this month in books

10 books read in March

10 new reads   •   0 reread   •   1 DNF
3801 pages read including 4:04 of audio

Source:    6 owned books {6 review copies}
5 borrowed books {1 review copies}

Formats:    2 hardcovers | 0 paperbacks | 1 ebook
1 audio | 0 read/listen combinations | 5 egalleys | 2 ARCs
0 novellas, short stories, or graphic novels

Average rating this month:   4.1 stars



Best Series End

Pleasant Surprise

All of the books read this month:

No FilterFrat GirlStarry EyesObsidioDown Among the Sticks and BonesJackaby
Finding FelicityLegendaryNice Try, Jane SinnerThe Leading Edge of NowMy Plain Jane


Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge

5 read this month | 10 read total | 70% NG ratio

No FilterFrat GirlStarry EyesFinding FelicityLegendary

Popsugar Reading Challenge

5 read this month | 22 read total | 55% complete

Frat GirlThe Leading Edge of NowStarry EyesObsidioFinding Felicity

Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge

0 read this month | 6 read total | 50% complete

None this month

Seasonal Bingo

Breakdown:  3 bought  |  0 borrowed  | 0 free/gifted | 5 for review 


All That I Can Fix From Twinkle, with Love Finding Felicity When Life Gives You Lululemons

Egalleys via Netgalley: All That I Can Fix by Chan, From Twinkle with Love by Menon,
Finding Felicity by Kade, When Life Gives You Lululemons by Weisberger

Physical Copies – ARC & Purchased


Galley for ARC Tour: The Leading Edge of Now by Curtis
Book event: The Immortalists by Benjamin

Purchased Kindle Books

Sisterhood Everlasting Opal (The Raven Cycle #4.5)

Kindle books: Sisterhood Everlasting by Brashares, Opal by Stiefvater

My recent personal / life update found in the last Lauren Lately HERE.

Last month’s goal: Focus on library books | Complete | To be fair, I did reduce the stack of library books by just returning two of them and choosing to listen to audio versions… but I DID read three library books I had out. One of my holds came in and otherwise I didn’t request any new books. Success!

April’s bookish/reading goal: owned physical books

I’ve been talking about this for a while but seriously, if I’m going to make any progress on this… I MUST GET GOING NOW. The stack of owned books I officially have right now is… out of control. My ultimate goal is to read all of them before we move home (bringing all the books home by early June, but letting maybe a few slide until actual move-out on June 30th). I currently have 18 books to read but my goal is to complete 14-16 of them. I know there are a few here I won’t be in the mood for, so I at least need to also recognize when this happens and just bring them home early anyways. I already brought home the completed books so I’m feeling a little better about that clutter going away. In the meantime, I should develop a reading plan for attacking this. Hopefully in April I can finish THREE of these at least. My TBR post has some details on this.

In My Bag | I got a new purse so obviously I had to show it off a little bit, including the bag itself and the things I keep inside it. Honestly it’s not super exciting but I love reading these posts by other people!

Incorporating Your Life into Your Book Blog | I’ve been adding my life into my blog for a while now, so I wanted to share some tips and post ideas for those thinking of doing the same thing.

Year in the Life of a Newbie Wrestling Fan | I have this post slated to go up the day after Wrestle Mania this year because it marks the first full year that I finally admitted I liked wrestling. Chris had been watching on and off for another 6-9 months before I genuinely got into it. I always consider last year’s Mania to be the starting point in my genuine fandom.

Seeking Book and Movie Recs | As a part of my 101 in 1001 goal list, I wanted to ask some friends for their number one book and movie recommendations, and then read/watch them all before the list is up. I’ll be making a blog post to collect these recommendations!

Add it to My List | I’ve been loving this posts in the blogosphere since the link-up was created, so I figured I have nothing to lose by joining in from time to time!

Books This Summer I NEED | I started seeing some exciting books on Goodreads and decided to do a summer-specific “Gimme the Books” kind of post. There are probably some repeats from my last one but I was too lazy to check, plus we’re pretending it’s a different kind of post.

Ranking Episodes of Black Mirror | We finally finished all of the current seasons of Black Mirror, so I decided to put my ranking together of favorites and least favorites.

Check out my April TBR post! ?

How was your March?
Anything good planned for April?

7 responses to “Bookmark Lit Bulletin | March 2018

  1. I want to read My Plain Jane so bad. I’m so excited for this book. 10 books a month is super great. I usually get 4 or 5, which is fine, but I have so many books I want to read.

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