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Bookmark Lit Bulletin | February 2019

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | February 2019

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. February was a bit of a whirlwind in my personal life and my reading life was somewhat weirdly affected. I did still manage to get a lot of reading done despite that (and also despite reading one book for the entire month basically). I have to count this as a success! I also read mostly books I had laid out on my TBR for the month, which always pleases me too.      All of the books read this month: Check out my 2019 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge 8 read this month | 8 read total | 23% complete Prompts (L-R): Makes you nostalgic, debut novel, about a family, author with the same letter for first and last names, two-word title, favorite prompt from past challenge (twin characters from 2018), revolving around a puzzle or game Monthly Motif Challenge 3 read this month | 6 read total | This month: Cover love Retellings Reading Challenge 0 read this month | 0 read total | 0% complete UGH I SUCK AGAIN !!!!!!! Picky Pledge My […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | January 2019

Posted February 1, 2019 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 2 Comments
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | January 2019

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. Fuck yeah, January was exactly what I wanted it to be. I am always super motivated to read in the first month or two of the year to kick it off right. I like getting ahead on my reading challenge up front to allow for more flexibility later in the year. That definitely happened in January – I was usually a book or two or three ahead of my Goodreads challenge for the entire month. I had such good reading mojo and wanted to read (and even listen to audiobooks!) way more than usual. All of the books read this month: Check out my 2019 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge 8 read this month | 8 read total | 23% complete Prompts (L-R): About someone with a superpower, should be a movie, plant in title/on cover, published in 2019, meant to read in 2018, featuring an amateur detective, item of clothing or accessory on the cover, told from multiple points of view Monthly Motif Challenge 3 read this month | 3 read total | This […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | December 2018

Posted January 2, 2019 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 5 Comments
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | December 2018

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. 2018 is in the books and here’s my final Bookmark Lit Bulletin to wrap it up! I wanted to give myself a little time to post the other year-end wrap-ups before sharing my December one. I definitely managed to meet my Goodreads goal with a little time to spare, as is my normal goal. I would rather be right on the money than have 1-2 extra reads for some reason. In any case, I read a lot of Christmas stories to push through, enjoyed a few audiobooks, and read some 2019 releases to finish off the month/year. All of the books read this month: Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge 4 read this month | 47 read total | 72% NG ratio Popsugar Reading Challenge 0 read this month | 40 read total | 100% complete NONE – Challenge complete Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge 0 read this month | 12 read total | 100% complete NONE – Challenge complete Seasonal Bingo Breakdown:  1 bought  |  0 borrowed  | 4 free/gifted | 3 for review  Review Copies – Physical Blog tour ARC: Pretty […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | November 2018

Posted December 1, 2018 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 1 Comment
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | November 2018

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 finish my reading challenges for the year in November, with the exception of the Netgalley/Edelweiss Challenge (I just didn’t see it working, especially when I kept requesting books and making my percentage go down instead of up, even though I have been reading for it!). Because of this, I read a lot of books “out of my comfort zone” that were in line with my two challenges. It was a weird month but I’m glad I pulled through and did it all! I’m officially caught up because I read 11 books this month, meaning I just need the final 10 to finish off the year. All of the books read this month: Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge 5 read this month | 42 read total | 72% NG ratio Popsugar Reading Challenge 4 read this month | 40 read total | 100% complete Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge 2 read this month | 12 read total | 100% complete Seasonal Bingo Breakdown:  2 bought  |  0 borrowed  | 2 free/gifted | 11 for review  Review Copies – […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | October 2018

Posted November 1, 2018 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 5 Comments
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | October 2018

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’m back into my slow reading habits, as you learned in my post about playing catch-up from this month. I don’t know what it is, guys. I’m reading so much slower than usual, prioritize every other thing over reading, and hardly ever have the motivation to read. I’ve been binge-reading the Rose Gardner mystery series, which has been good and addicting at times, but I’m still just kind of slogging through everything otherwise. I was able to pull off a few reads in the latter half of the month (thank you, graphic novels and novellas) to catch up a little more. All of the books read this month: Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge 3 read this month | 37 read total | 71% NG ratio Popsugar Reading Challenge 3 read this month | 36 read total | 90% complete Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge 0 read this month | 10 read total | 83% complete None this month! Seasonal Bingo Not fully updated right now because I was too lazy, but cross off space/stars and pretty spine. Breakdown:  1 bought  |  0 borrowed  | […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | September 2018

Posted October 1, 2018 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 1 Comment
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | September 2018

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 more reading mojo this month and that’s definitely thanks in part to audiobooks. Even if I was flipping between the audio and a physical copy, I was able to read more things in less time. I wanted to get my Goodreads goal around the right amount, meaning I should finish the month with 90 books read. I finished off a trilogy and embarked on another series binge, which always helps my reading mojo. Overall, this was a solid month that definitely got me back on track! All of the books read this month: Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge 1 read this month | 34 read total | 73% NG ratio Popsugar Reading Challenge 1 read this month | 29 read total | 73% complete Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge 1 read this month | 10 read total | 83% complete Seasonal Bingo Breakdown:  1 bought  |  0 borrowed  | 6 free/gifted | 6 for review  Review Copies    Publishers via Netgalley: The Reckoning of Noah Shaw by Hodkin, Daisy Jones and the Six by TJR, I Do Not Trust You […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | August 2018

Posted September 1, 2018 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 2 Comments
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | August 2018

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 feel like my wheels are constantly spinning, trying to get my Goodreads goal back on track. I honestly think my ARC August participation was bad for my overall reading numbers, but great for catching up on the intended purpose – reading books for review. The issue was that I wanted to read 75% ARCs, which meant I would NOT read other non-ARCs (aka audiobooks) even when I was in the mood for them. In hindsight, I should have just said I wanted to read 5-7 ARCs and called it a day. There were times I was in the mood for an audiobook and just decided not to listen to it because it would mess up my challenge, which is so not the point. All of the books read this month: Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge 7 read this month | 33 read total | 74% NG ratio Popsugar Reading Challenge 0 read this month | 28 read total | 70% complete None this month Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge 0 read this month | 7 read total | 58% complete […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | July 2018

Posted August 1, 2018 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 1 Comment
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | July 2018

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. Wooof what a garbage reading month. I knew it was going to be somewhat tough since I’d be settling into our new place, but I didn’t realize just how bad the slump was going to be. I was able to cover a little more ground within the last week of the month but not as much as I’d hoped. I saw the “1-2 books behind” warning on Goodreads for the first time in honestly over a year. Regardless, my life is mostly calming down and settling now, so fingers crossed I make up for some lost ground in August. All of the books read this month: Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge 4 read this month | 26 read total | 72% NG ratio      Popsugar Reading Challenge 1 read this month | 28 read total | 70% complete Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge 0 read this month | 7 read total | 58% complete None this month Seasonal Bingo Breakdown:  1 bought  |  0 borrowed  | 3 free/gifted | 6 for review  Egalleys    Blog tour: The Witch of Willow Hall by […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | June 2018

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | June 2018

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 don’t like to post these before the end of the month because I’m always afraid I’ll read/finish more books in between, but I know that won’t be the case here! Since we’re moving TOMORROW (holy crap), I knew I wouldn’t be reading today and tomorrow, most likely. If I do find a few minutes to read, I’m sure I won’t be finishing anything. In any case! June was a buuuuusy month but I still found myself reading in my spare time before bed or in the evening. We traveled to California, which involved me reading half of one book on the first flight and then binge-watching shows instead for the rest. I finished with two books this week though so I got back on track for the GR goal, thanks to reading a lot in May. All of the books read this month: Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge 4 read this month | 22 read total | 71% NG ratio Popsugar Reading Challenge 0 read this month | 25 read total | 63% complete None this month Modern Mrs. Darcy […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | May 2018

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | May 2018

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 definitely more in the mood to read this month, for once! I managed to get back over my reading hump and finish over 10 books. This keeps me ahead on my Goodreads challenge as well. You’ll see from the breakdown below that I was SUPER addicted to my Kindle. I almost never came up for air with that thing. I genuinely struggled to read physical copies after a while 🙁 All of the books read this month: Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge 6 read this month | 18 read total | 71% NG ratio Popsugar Reading Challenge 1 read this month | 25 read total | 63% complete Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge 1 read this month | 7 read total | 58% complete Seasonal Bingo Breakdown:  5 bought  |  2 borrowed  | 0 free/gifted | 6 for review  Egalleys       From Netgalley: Herons Landing by Ross, Dating Disasters of Emma Nash by Seager, The Art of Inheriting Secrets by O’Neal, The Summer List by Doan, The Impossibility of Us by Upperman, The Similars by Hanvoer Physical Copies Preordered: ACOFAS […]