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Bookmark Lit Bulletin | August 2022

Posted September 5, 2022 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 0 Comments
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | August 2022

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 decided to challenge myself and read 7 books in 7 days (recap/lessons learned coming at some point…) and it was honestly great. I was always motivated to read because I was determined to finish, and really limited my phone scroll time! It’s no surprise that I managed to read 9 books in August as a result of this challenge, which got me back on track (kind of) for my reading challenge.      9 books read in August 7 new books  •  2 rereads  •  0 DNF Pages read: 2641  •   Average rating: 3.67 stars Sources: 2 library books, 2 borrowed, 2 owned, 2 review, 1 purchased Formats: 3 mixed, 3 egalley, 1 hardcover, 1 paperback, 1 ebook Genres: 5 contemporary, 3 mystery/thriller, 1 graphic novel Age Target: 5 young adult, 4 adult Check out my 2022 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge 1 read this month | 26/40 read total Set in the 1980s Calendar of Crime Challenge  Pub month, primary action/summer trip, pub month Breakdown: 2 purchased  | 2 library books | 0 free/gifted | 4 for […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | July 2022

Posted August 17, 2022 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 0 Comments
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | July 2022

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 felt like I was doing okay during July but there was a big stretch where I didn’t finish anything. I read another cookbook to help keep me on track and squeezed in one more book on the final day of the month. Unfortunately I had another DNF this month, which meant that I wasted a few days during my vacation reading something and not completing it. Oh well, August is shaping up to be way better!      6 books read in July 6 new books  •  0 rereads  •  1 DNF Pages read: 2176 •   Average rating: 3.58 stars Sources: 4 review, 1 purchased Formats: 4 egalley, 1 hardcover, 1 mixed Genres: 4 contemporary, 1 nonfiction (cookbook) Age Target: 5 adult, 1 young adult Check out my 2022 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge 2 read this month | 25/40 read total About the afterlife, by a BIPOC author Calendar of Crime Challenge  Primary action in July, holiday in July Breakdown: 1 purchased  | 0 borrowed  | 0 free/gifted | 4 for review All review copies were provided […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | June 2022

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | June 2022

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. June was helped a lot by cookbooks, as is usually the case for at least one month of the year. I went a little crazy during a sale and read 3 out of 4 new ones in June. I also DNFed a book I was excited about, which sucks and took up a lot of reading time before I quit. Luckily I added a new favorite to the list this month in EVERY SUMMER AFTER.      6 books read in June 5 new books  •  0 rereads  •  1 DNF   Pages read: 2080 •   Average rating: 3.42 stars Sources: 4 purchased, 2 review Formats: 3 hardcover, 1 paperback, 1 egalley, 1 mixed Genres: 3 nonfiction, 2 contemporary, 1 mystery/thriller Age Target: 5 adult, 1 young adult Check out my 2022 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge 2 read this month | 23/40 read total Someone leading a double life, features two languages Calendar of Crime Challenge  June’s theme – “father”   Breakdown: 1 purchased  | 0 borrowed  | 0 free/gifted | 6 for review All review copies were […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | May 2022

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | May 2022

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 did a great job in May, especially with the final book being squeaked in at 12:30am on June 1st… but that still counts as May 31, since that’s when I started the reading session… right?! I read more this month than any other this year, I think. I’ve started watching booktube again and it’s inspired me to read more. I’m happy about that!      6 books read in May 6 new books  •  0 rereads  •  0 DNF Pages read: 2341 •   Average rating: 4.08 stars Sources: 3 review, 1 preordered, 1 BOTM, 1 borrowed Formats: 2 egalley, 2 paperback, 2 mixed Genres: 3 contemporary, 2 mystery, 1 paranormal Age Target: 5 adult, 1 young adult Check out my 2022 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge 3 read this month | 21/40 read total   About witches, you know nothing about, featuring parallel reality Calendar of Crime Challenge  May’s theme – “mother”   Breakdown: 10 purchased  | 0 borrowed  | 1 free/gifted | 6 for review All review copies were provided for free in exchange […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | April 2022

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | April 2022

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 had a lovely reading month in April because my books were highly anticipated AND I loved them all. I wish I managed to finish 2 more books before the end of the month, but I didn’t end up doing any reading on my vacation during the final week. Oh well.      4 books read in April 4 new books  •  0 rereads  •  0 DNF Pages read: 1376 •   Average rating: 4.63 stars Sources: 4 review copies Formats: 4 egalley Genres: 4 contemporary Age Target: 4 adult Check out my 2022 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge 4 read this month | 18/40 read total Featuring a party, by latinx author, fulfills prompt from past challenge (written by a woman), title begins with last letter of previous read Calendar of Crime Challenge  None this month – all contemps! Breakdown: 1 purchased  | 0 borrowed  | 0 free/gifted | 9 for review All review copies were provided for free in exchange for an honest review. For Review From Macmillan: I Kissed Shara Wheeler (audio) by Casey […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | March 2022

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | March 2022

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. March was a better reading month than February but I’m definitely still behind. I managed to finish four books in two days to finish off the month strong. I had preordered two cookbooks that published the last week of the month so I was able to read both of them, then finished off the audiobook I’d been listening to and the egalley I’d been reading.      6 books read in March 6 new books  •  0 rereads  •  0 DNF   Pages read: 1872 •   Average rating: 3.92 stars Sources: 2 preordered, 2 review copies, 2 borrowed Formats: 2 egalley, 1 hardcover, 1 paperback, 1 audio, 1 mixed Genres: 3 mystery/thriller, 2 nonfiction, 1 contemporary Age Target: 5 adult, 1 young adult Check out my 2022 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge 4 read this month | 13/40 read total   Set during a holiday, with a recipe in it, reflected image, becoming a 2022 movie Calendar of Crime Challenge   Pub month, money/fortune Breakdown: 7 purchased  | 0 borrowed  | 0 free/gifted | 6 for review […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | February 2022

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | February 2022

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 didn’t do all that well in February but I’m going to blame the short month. I could’ve had one more book completed if there was a normal amount of days in February like every other month!      3 books read in February 3 new books  •  0 rereads  •  0 DNF Pages read: 1008 •   Average rating: 3.83 stars Sources: 2 review, 1 purchased Formats: 2 mixed, 1 hardcover Genres: 2 mystery/thriller, 1 retelling/contemporary Age Target: 2 adult, 1 young adult Check out my 2022 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge 2 read this month | 8/40 read total Two POVs, cutlery on the cover, set on a boat Tackle My TBR February: Romantic Read (Didn’t Read) Calendar of Crime Challenge Cover item (flowers): Reckless Girls by Hawkins Breakdown: 0 purchased  | 0 borrowed  | 0 free/gifted | 2 for review All review copies were provided for free in exchange for an honest review. For Review From St. Martins: Home Field Advantage by Adler From Hachette: All Fired Up by Newton   How was your reading month? What do you have […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | January 2022

Posted February 4, 2022 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 0 Comments
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | January 2022

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 was determined to start 2022 on the right foot and I definitely did! I was hoping to squeeze one more book in for January but just didn’t read much during the last week of the month. I’ve been very burnt out lately training a new employee at work and trying to balance all the things, so reading took a backseat. I’m glad I cranked through seven books before then!      7 books read in January 7 new books  •  0 rereads  •  0 DNF   Pages read: 1966 •   Average rating: 4.07 stars Sources: 4 review, 1 preordered, 1 library, 1 borrowed Formats: 3 egalley, 1 audio, 1 hardcover, 1 paperback, 1 mixed Genres: 4 contemporary, 1 fantasy, 1 mystery/thriller, 1 nonfiction Age Target: 11 adult, 2 YA, 1 kids Check out my 2021 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge 6 read this month | 6/40 read total   Published in 2022, you can read in one sitting, about a secret, different book by an author read in 2021, set in sister cities (x2) Tackle My TBR January: […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | November & December 2021

Posted December 31, 2021 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 0 Comments
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | November & December 2021

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 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!      14 books read in November and December 14 new books  •  0 rereads  •  0 DNF 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 Check out my 2021 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge 1 read this month | 25/40 read total 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 […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | September & October 2021

Posted November 4, 2021 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 0 Comments
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | September & October 2021

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 took a little blog break through October so I didn’t bother recapping the shitty reading month of September. I thought I would include both months here to make it seem like my reading life is normal (it’s not, but maybe it’s getting there?). I managed to finish two books on my honeymoon so that was nice! I also DNFed a book over 50% and therefore included it in my reading numbers. Thank goodness for the new Cravings cookbook too! Either way, maybe I’m getting on track for my 75 reads this year. Christmas/holiday books will save me!      7 books read in September and October 5 new books  •  0 rereads  •  2 DNF Pages read: 2100 •   Average rating: 3 stars Sources: 4 review, 1 purchased, 1 gifted, 1 preordered Formats: 4 egalley, 2 hardcover, 1 paperback Genres: 3 nonfiction, 3 contemporary, 1 mystery/thriller Age Target: 7 adult Check out my 2021 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge 1 read this month | 25/40 read total By online creator A-Z Reading Challenge None read this month  […]