Bookmark Lit Bulletin | August 2023

Posted September 6, 2023 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 0 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.

August was another good reading month and I met my Goodreads goal of 80 books in August! It’s really exciting to finish it early and read without pressure for the rest of the year… but let’s be honest: my good reading mood has continued so I’m sure I’ll still be reading a lot! I think the biggest difference is now I can read some of the longer fantasy/paranormal books that will take me longer this fall and not worry about quantity of books per month.

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11 books in August

10 read    0 reread    1 DNF

Pages read: 4,228 •   Average rating: 4.05 stars

Genres: 6 contemporary, 3 mystery/thriller, 1 fantasy, 1 paranormal

Formats: 5 egalley, 4 mixed, 1 ebook, 1 audiobook

Sources: 6 review, 2 library, 2 borrowed, 1 BOTM

Age Target: 8 adult, 3 young adult

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Here are all the books I read this month with ratings and one-line thoughts!


Quick & Fun


Fun Full Audio!




A Bit Disappointing


Another Great RLS




Awesome Audio




Good Finale





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Popsugar Reading Challenge: 72%

52 Book Club: 71%

Must Read in 2023: 58%

Romanceopoly: 23%

Mystery/Thriller Reading Challenge: 85%

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Breakdown: 4 hardcovers | 4 paperbacks | 4 egalleys | 4 ebooks
All review copies were provided for free in exchange for an honest review.

For Review


From Simon & Schuster: The Last One by Dean, Expiration Dates by Serle

From Macmillan: The Getaway List by Lord, No One Can Know by Marshall

Digital Books

Kindle: VenCo by Dimaline, The Fairy Bargains of Prospect Hill by Miller,
A Curious Beginning by Raybourn, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Green

Physical Books & BOTM

Preordered: The Blonde Identity by Carter, The Brothers Hawthorne by JLB

BOTM: None of This is True by Jewell, Just Another Missing Person by McAllister

Purchased: The Rocky Road to Ruin by Allen, Vinyl Resting Place by Blacke,
Cheddar off Dead by Moss, Catherine House by Thomas


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


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