The 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 pulled it off! I managed to read enough books to meet my (lowered) reading challenge of 100 books. I definitely read some short books, novellas, and cookbooks to make it happen, but I’m proud of myself. I read all of the Christmas books I was hoping to get to except for one!
17 books read in December
17 new books • 0 rereads • 0 DNF
Pages read: 5270 • Average rating: 3.8 stars
Sources: 9 purchased, 5 review, 1 gifted, 1 borrowed, 1 BOTM
Formats: 6 mixed format, 5 hardcover, 3 egalley, 2 paperback, 1 ebook
Genres: 9 contemporary, 5 nonfiction, 2 mystery/thriller, 1 fantasy
Age Target: 14 adult, 3 young adult
Check out my 2020 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.!
Popsugar Reading Challenge
0 read this month | 35/40 read total
None this month
Calendar of Crime Challenge
Primary action takes place in the month
0 read this month | 2 read total
Rainbow Try a Chapter Unhaul
This month’s color: Red
Yeah, what are reading challenges anymore?
Breakdown: 3 bought | 0 borrowed | 0 free/gifted | 3 for review
All review copies were provided for free in exchange for an honest review.
For Review – Netgalley/EW
From Forever: Reunited on Dragonfly Lane by Rains, Life’s too Short by Jimenez
From Berkley: The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Oakley
Purchased – Physical
How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Black
Purchased – Ebooks
- [3 Dec] Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch ★★★½
- [9 Dec] One Way or Another by Kara McDowell ★★★½
- [9 Dec] A Princess for Christmas by Jenny Holiday ★★★★
- [18 Dec] In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren ★★★★½
- [18 Dec] Season of Joy by Annie Rains ★★★★
- [25 Dec] Christmas at Holiday House by RaeAnne Thayne ★★★
- [25 Dec] Christmas at Fireside Cabins by Jenny Hale ★★½
- [27 Dec] The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss ★★★★
- [28 Dec] All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda ★★★★
- [28 Dec] Dear Justyce by Nic Stone ★★★★½
- [28 Dec] Second Chance on Cypress Lane by Reese Ryan ★★★½
- [1 Dec] Top Ten Tuesdays #316: To Reread
- [2 Dec] Bookmark Lit Bulletin | November 2020
- [7 Dec] Did My 2020 Five Star Predictions Come True?
- [8 Dec] Top Ten Tuesdays #317: Holiday
- [11 Dec] If We Were Having Coffee…
- [14 Dec] Favorite and Recently Purchased Cookbooks
- [15 Dec] Top Ten Tuesdays #318: Winter TBR
- [17 Dec] 2021 Reading Challenges
- [22 Dec] Top Ten Tuesdays #319: Books from Santa
- [29 Dec] Top Ten Tuesdays #320: Favorite Books
December: Read EIGHTEEN BOOKS, good lord ?♀️
So I ended up going back through and adding a few cookbooks that I read earlier in the year. I did read 16 books though! I met my goal but didn’t need to read 18 haha.
Planning for Next Year | I have a few posts coming for next year still! Otherwise I really have no idea what else January will look like around here.
January TBR to come