Bookmark Lit Bulletin | November & December 2021

Posted December 31, 2021 / 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 had a horrible month in November and decided yet again to combine two months for a wrap-up to finish off the year. I read a ton in December thanks to holiday books and my push to complete my reading challenge at least!

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14 books read in November and December

14 new books    0 rereads    0 DNF
The Honeysuckle Cookbook: 100 Healthy, Feel-Good Recipes to Live DeliciouslyThe Hawthorne LegacyThe Twelve Dogs of ChristmasThe Christmas PactRule of Wolves
Duke, ActuallySleigh Bells RingSkinnytaste Air Fryer Dinners: 75 Healthy Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals: A CookbookA Forever Home
The Christmas VillageNo Ordinary ChristmasThe F*ck It Diet: Eating Should Be EasyThe Tea Dragon TapestryThe Holiday Swap


Pages read: 4145 •   Average rating: 3.93 stars

Sources: 6 review, 4 purchased, 1 gifted, 1 preordered, 1 library, 1 borrowed

Formats: 5 egalley, 4 hardcover, 3 mixed, 1 audio, 1 ebook

Genres: 8 contemporary, 3 nonfiction/cookbooks, 1 graphic novel, 1 fantasy, 1 mystery

Age Target: 11 adult, 2 YA, 1 kids


Cute Romance



Check out my 2021 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.!

Popsugar Reading Challenge

1 read this month | 25/40 read total

The Christmas Pact The F*ck It Diet: Eating Should Be Easy A Forever Home The Twelve Dogs of Christmas

Place you’d like to visit in 2021, oxymoron in title, shortest book, from last year’s TBR


A-Z Reading Challenge

None read this month 


Calendar of Crime Challenge

None read this month

Breakdown: 5 purchased  | 0 borrowed  | 1 free/gifted | 10 for review
All review copies were provided for free in exchange for an honest review.

For Review – Netgalley


From Forever: As Seen on TV by Schorr

From St. Martin’s Griffin: Lucy Checks In by Ernst

From Penguin: The Fixer Upper by Forsythe, The No-Show by O’Leary,
The Roughest Draft by Wibberly and Siegemund-Broka

From Harlequin: Love at First Spite by Collins, Killing Time by Ehrlich

Audbile or

Aurora's End (The Aurora Cycle, #3) Defy the Night (Defy the Night, #1) Woke Up This Morning: The Definitive Oral History of The Sopranos You'll Be the Death of Me

Preordered audiobook: Aurora’s End by Kaufman and Kristoff

Purchased audiobook with credit: Defy the Night by Kemmerer,
Woke Up this Morning by Imperioli and Schirripa, You’ll be the Death of Me by McManus

Purchased or Preordered

A Forever Home (Somerset Lake)

Purchased ebook/novella: A Forever Home by Rains

Purchased for B&N hardcover sale: Here’s to Us by Albertalli and Silvera,
In My Dreams I Hold a Knife by Winstead

Skinnytaste Air Fryer Dinners: 75 Healthy Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals: A Cookbook The Honeysuckle Cookbook: 100 Healthy, Feel-Good Recipes to Live Deliciously

Preordered: Air Fryer Dinners by Homolka

Gifted: The Honeysuckle Cookbook by Lewis




Set my Goodreads goal to a reasonable number and make it a priority to read every day.

I haven’t set my Goodreads goal yet (at the time of writing this) but feel like it’s more realistic that I won’t read 10 books a month anymore. I’d rather exceed my challenge and expectations and go with something like 75 books again.

All of these are from last year because I did nothing but post TTTs and some reviews…

Workweek Lunch Program and Intuitive Eating | I’m working on getting out of diet culture and stop trying to look a certain way or lost weight, so I’ve been reading books about intuitive eating and joined a group coaching thing. I’m hope to do a post on Workweek Lunch and Intuitive Eating once I complete the book.

Podcast Recommendations | I found a ton more random podcasts over the past few months, which likely explains my bad reading life…

Five on Fridays or Currently | These are holdover options from previous months.

Recent Fave Purchases | Another holdover…


January TBR – to come

How was your reading month?
What do you have up next?

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