Bookmark Lit Bulletin | May 2018

Posted June 1, 2018 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 1 Comment

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 was definitely more in the mood to read this month, for once! I managed to get back over my reading hump and finish over 10 books. This keeps me ahead on my Goodreads challenge as well. You’ll see from the breakdown below that I was SUPER addicted to my Kindle. I almost never came up for air with that thing. I genuinely struggled to read physical copies after a while 🙁

this month in books

12 books read in May

12 new reads   •   0 reread   •   0 DNF
3624 pages read including 1262 minutes of audio

Source:    8 owned books {6 review copies}
4 borrowed books {0 review copies}

Formats:    2 hardcovers | 0 paperbacks | 1 ebook
2 audio | 1 read/listen combinations | 6 egalleys | 0 ARCs
0 novellas, short stories, or graphic novels

Average rating this month:   3.5 stars


Super Cute

Met Expectations

Great Series End

All of the books read this month:
Ghostly EchoesThe Last Summer of the Garrett GirlsThe ComplicationDating Disasters of Emma NashFrom Twinkle, with LoveHerons Landing
Home to Honeymoon HarborA Court of Frost and StarlightLove & LuckAugust and Everything AfterThe Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round ThingsNot If I Save You First


Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge

6 read this month | 18 read total | 71% NG ratio

The Last Summer of the Garrett GirlsDating Disasters of Emma NashFrom Twinkle, with LoveHerons LandingLove & LuckAugust and Everything After

Popsugar Reading Challenge

1 read this month | 25 read total | 63% complete

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge

1 read this month | 7 read total | 58% complete

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

Seasonal Bingo

Breakdown:  5 bought  |  2 borrowed  | 0 free/gifted | 6 for review 


Herons Landing (Honeymoon Harbor, #1) Dating Disasters of Emma Nash The Art of Inheriting Secrets: A Novel

The Summer List The Impossibility of Us The Similars

From Netgalley: Herons Landing by Ross, Dating Disasters of Emma Nash by Seager,
The Art of Inheriting Secrets by O’Neal, The Summer List by Doan,
The Impossibility of Us by Upperman, The Similars by Hanvoer

Physical Copies

Preordered: ACOFAS by Sarah J Maas

Purchased Kindle Books

Once Was a Time The City Baker's Guide to Country Living Class Mom

Kindle sale: Once Was a Time by Sales, Class Mom by Gelman,
The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Miller

Current Library Books

Checked out: Puddin by Murphy, I Have Lost My Way by Forman,
Sam & Ilsa’s Last Hurrah by Cohn and Levithan

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

May’s goal: Read 5+ owned physical books – FAIL
June’s goal: None

Skipping a bookish goal for the month because I think I’ll be happy just having some time to read in general. Between weddings, soaking in Maine, going to California for another wedding, attempting to blog, and moving at the end of the month… I’m not sure when I will read. On the plane rides?!

Things will be light during June / early July due to moving and traveling.

Blog tours | I’m in 2-3 blog tours this month, so that’s nice! It’s a good way to get creative with my posts and read a few books at the same time.

Goals for When I Move | I’m making some resolutions about “things I’ll be better about once I move.” Some things just aren’t going to happen when my life is in-between like this. I’m excited to really settle into a normal routing with ALL of our stuff and just be better about reaching goals.

Authors I Keep Adding to my TBR and Haven’t Read Yet (Part Two) | This is pretty easy to understand by the title, so just check out the first part if you’re curious!

New Cover Love | Sharing some new book covers I’m loving lately!

Check out my June TBR post! ?

How was your May?
Anything good planned for June?

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