Bookmark Lit Bulletin | November 2020

Posted December 2, 2020 / 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 knew I had to read 15 books in November and 15 in December to stay on target for reading 100 books, but I came up a littttle short. Luckily December has some days off, slowdown at work, and holiday reads to keep me going! I’m still a little behind of the goal but I’m feeling good. Many shoutouts to the novellas and graphic novels below 😉

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12 books read in November

12 new books    0 rereads   0 DNF
Love & OlivesDear JustycePrincess Princess Ever AfterAquicorn CoveCheck, Please! Book 1: # HockeyCheck, Please!, Book 2: Sticks & Scones
One Way or AnotherRecommended for YouAdmissionThe Night SwimThe Christmas WishBooked for Christmas


Pages read: 2858 •   Average rating: 4.0 stars

Sources: 4 review, 2 borrowed

Formats: 4 hardcovers, 4 ebooks, 2 egalley, 1 mixed, 1 audio

Genres: 7 contemporary, 4 graphic novels, 1 mystery/thriller

Age Target: 7 young adult, 3 adult, 2 middle grade


Fave Graphic Novel

Best Holiday Read


Check out my 2020 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.!

Popsugar Reading Challenge

0 read this month | 35/40 read total

Prompts: On a subject you know nothing about, main character in their 20s

Check, Please! Book 1: # HockeyBooked for Christmas


Monthly Key Word Challenge

None this month


Calendar of Crime Challenge

Month letter in the title

The Night Swim



0 read this month | 2 read total 

Rolls: N/A


Rainbow Try a Chapter Unhaul

This month’s color: Brown

Yeah, what are reading challenges anymore?

Breakdown: 6 bought  | 0 borrowed  | 0 free/gifted | 2 for review
All review copies were provided for free in exchange for an honest review.

For Review – Netgalley/EW

Accidentally Engaged Sandcastle Beach: Includes Once Upon a Bride (Matchmaker Bay #3)

From Hachette: Accidentally Engaged by Heron, Sandcastle Beach by Holiday

Purchased – Physical

Half Baked Harvest Cookbook: Recipes from My Barn in the Mountains Half Baked Harvest Super Simple: More Than 125 Recipes for Instant, Overnight, Meal-Prepped, and Easy Comfort Foods: A Cookbook

Time to Eat: Delicious meals for busy lives Skinnytaste Fast and Slow: Knockout Quick-Fix and Slow-Cooker Recipes for Real Life

From A Princess for Christmas by Holiday, Half Baked Harvest by Gerard,
Skinnytaste Fast and Slow by Homolka, Time to Eat by Hussain

From Amazon: Half Baked Harvest: Super Simple by Gerard

Purchased – Ebooks

The Christmas Wish by Curtis


November: Read FIFTEEN BOOKS LOL ❌
December: Read EIGHTEEN BOOKS, good lord

I’m pretty proud that I did manage to read 12 books in November – not quite 15 but very close. Yes, I used a lot of short books (novellas and graphic novels) to get there, but I don’t really feel bad about that. Like I sad in my intro here, December could be a lot better. I love reading holiday books even more when my tree and decorations are up. I have some days off around Christmas/New Years, and we’ll probably be home even more over the coming weeks as it gets colder and we can’t do anything outside. In any case, I’m really hoping to reach my goal!


Holiday Posts | I have a few up already but not nearly enough for this timeframe! My plan is to keep posting holiday reviews in groups of two so I can pump out more posts more often. I probably won’t do any movie or decoration posts but I’ll do something else aside from just reviews, I’m sure.

Far Away Books I Can’t Wait For | Lol remember when I thought I would do this last month? < Remember when I said this LAST month too? Completely forgot again.

Personal Posts | I haven’t done any of these really either. I’m thinking of “If we were having coffee” soon. < This is also leftover from last month. Whoops.

EOY Surveys and Wrap-Ups | I’m a huge fan of doing book surveys and stat wrap-up posts. Usually I do them right at the end of the year into next year because I want to be able to include every single book I read. We’ll see, I may do the EOY Surveys earlier.

Planning for Next Year | No matter how horrible my reading has been, I always get excited to plan for a new year of reading! I’ll share some TBRs, wrap-ups, and all of the usual stuff I do at this time of year.


EOY TBR Post ? Holiday TBR Post

How was your reading in November?
What do you have up next in December?

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