Category: Bookmark Lit Bulletin

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | September 2017

Posted October 1, 2017 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 2 Comments
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | September 2017

The Bookmark Lit Bulletin was created to wrap up each month and prepare for the next. I share my book haul, books I read and reviewed, posts I shared, challenge updates, and more from the previous month. I also let you know what may be coming up on the blog in the coming month. You can read past bulletins here. I recently split out my personal posts into the Lauren Lately feature, so this is a bit shorter! Sigh. Not as many books as I hoped, but whatever. I was really hoping to finish some more during the last week of the month but Chris’s surgery sort of derailed that. He had to be lazy and watch TV, so that’s what I did most of the time too. Not a huge deal, but hopefully I can get back to being ahead on the reading challenge for next month. I’m currently reading 2 books so finishing them soon will help! Average rating for books read in September: 4.05 stars Highlights & Lowlights This month’s books:             Year-Long Contemporary Romance Challenge 0 this month | 51 read total | 510% complete None! (Woah) Flights of Fantasy Challenge 1 this month | 21 read total | 73% complete Rock My TBR Challenge 0 this month | 15 read total | 100% complete None Series Enders Challenge 1 this month | 13 read total | 130% complete Fall Bingo Challenge Book Reviews Discussions, Memes, and More Breakdown:  3 bought  |  0 borrowed  |  1 gifted  |  2 for review  Meet Cute edited by Jennifer […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | August 2017

Posted September 1, 2017 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 0 Comments
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | August 2017

The Bookmark Lit Bulletin was created to wrap up each month and prepare for the next. I share my book haul, books I read and reviewed, posts I shared, challenge updates, and more from the previous month. I also let you know what may be coming up on the blog in the coming month. You can read past bulletins here. I recently split out my personal posts into the Lauren Lately feature, so this is a bit shorter! FINALLY! 🙌🏼 I finished a good amount of books this month, which was my goal. The A-LIST series reread really pushed me over the edge. I wanted to read over 10 books this month (aiming for 15+) and binge-reading that series definitely got me there. I was always in the mood to read, sometimes reading one book in a day or two. My mojo is back and I’m further ahead on my reading challenge. My goal is to find some more outdoor spots to read before the weather gets too cold for that. Average rating for books read in August: 3.71 stars Highlights & Lowlights This month’s books:   Year-Long Summer Bingo Challenge Book Reviews Discussions, Memes, and More Breakdown:  8 bought  |  0 borrowed  |  1 gifted  |  5 for review  From the publisher: More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer, When Light Left Us by Leah Thomas    From the publisher via Edelweiss: The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee From the publisher via Netgalley: A Dangerous Year by Kes Trester From the author: The Key to […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | July 2017

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | July 2017

The Bookmark Lit Bulletin was created to wrap up each month and prepare for the next. I share my book haul, books I read and reviewed, posts I shared, challenge updates, and more from the previous month. I also let you know what may be coming up on the blog in the coming month. You can read past bulletins here. I recently split out my personal posts into the Lauren Lately feature, so this is a bit shorter! My goal was to at least make it to ten books this month and I really didn’t care how I did it. I started reading two books toward the end of the month that didn’t fully grab my attention and/or were too long, so I kept picking up quick and short contemporaries in between to meet my goal. Oh well! I’m hoping for some more reading soon because I want to hit the beach and parks and such. Hope you guys had a nice month of reading! Mine was so weird haha. Also, worth mentioning that I read five 4-star books in a row and it made me uncomfortable 🙃 Average rating for books read in June: 3.75 stars Highlights & Lowlights This month’s books: Year-Long Contemporary Romance Challenge 7 this month | 51 read total | 510% complete Books read from the pre-planned TBR: 0 this month | 2 total Series Enders Challenge 3 this month | 12 read total | 120% complete Spring Bingo Challenge Book Reviews Discussions, Memes, and More Breakdown:  25 bought  |  1 borrowed  | […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | June 2017

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | June 2017

The Bookmark Lit Bulletin was created to wrap up each month and prepare for the next. I share my book haul, books I read and reviewed, posts I shared, challenge updates, and more from the previous month. I also let you know what may be coming up on the blog in the coming month. You can read past bulletins here. I recently split out my personal posts into the Lauren Lately feature, so this is a bit shorter! This was a weird reading month. I did a really good job somehow, even with the move happening. I definitely slowed down a lot during the week of the actual move and once we finally settled in, but a few pool days/nights helped at the end of the month. I think my audiobook consumption should have increased with all the driving but I needed mindless podcasts instead. From here on out, it’ll be hard to find audiobook time – just during my shower and getting ready. No more commutes starting NOW. Average rating for books read in June: 3.78 stars Highlights & Lowlights This month’s books: Year-Long Contemporary Romance Challenge 7 this month | 44 read total | 440% complete Books read from the pre-planned TBR: 0 this month | 2 total Rock My TBR Challenge 4 this month | 14 read total | 93% complete Spring Bingo Challenge Book Reviews Discussions, Memes, and More Breakdown:  6 bought  |  0 borrowed  |  0 gifted  |  3 for review      Publishers via Netgalley (thank you!): As You Wish by Chelsea […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | May 2017

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | May 2017

The Bookmark Lit Bulletin was created to wrap up each month and prepare for the next. I share my book haul, books I read and reviewed, posts I shared, challenge updates, and more from the previous month. I also let you know what may be coming up on the blog in the coming month. You can read past bulletins here. I recently split out my personal posts into the Lauren Lately feature, so this is a bit shorter! I have to say, reading two books that were over 600 and 800 pages apiece AND getting other reading done was a nice accomplishment. It took me a while to read both due to life obligations (during ACOWAR) and the audio/ebook combo I was doing with THE SWEET FAR THING. I did a good job of reading a few more books in addition, but I wish I got to a few more! I ended the month with a perfect, powerful story (a little book called THE HATE U GIVE — maybe you’ve heard of it? 😏) and didn’t read anything else for two days. Average rating for books read in March: 3.83 stars Highlights & Lowlights This month’s books: Year-Long Contemporary Romance Challenge 5 this month | 37 read total | 176% complete Books read from the pre-planned TBR: 0 this month | 2 total Flights of Fantasy Challenge 3 this month | 15 read total | 60% complete Spring Bingo Challenge All the books: Magic Zenn Diagram – Brant Thriller Blacklist – Noel PoC on cover Always and Forever, […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | April 2017

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | April 2017

The Bookmark Lit Bulletin was created to wrap up each month and prepare for the next. I share my book haul, books I read and reviewed, posts I shared, challenge updates, and more from the previous month. I also let you know what may be coming up on the blog in the coming month. You can read past bulletins here. I recently split out my personal posts into the Lauren Lately feature, so this is a bit shorter! Woooof, this reading month started SLOW. Fantasy books have really been tripping me up within the last month. I started one then put it on hold, and had to slog through another one for an ARC tour. Both books kind of de-motivated me for reading in general, so I only read 4 books in the first half of the month. I was able to pick up the pace a bit in the second half so I didn’t do too poorly. Average rating for books read in March: 3.9 stars Highlights & Lowlights This month’s books: Year-Long Contemporary Romance Challenge 7 this month | 25 read total | 152% complete Books read from the pre-planned TBR: 0 this month | 2 total Series Enders Challenge 0 this month | 5 read total | 50% complete None this month! Spring Bingo Challenge All the books: Magic: Zenn Diagram – Brant 2017 debut: What I Lost – Ballard Green cover: What to Say Next – Buxbaum Multi-POV: A Little Something Different – Hall Paranormal: The Best Kind of Magic – Cestari […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | March 2017

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | March 2017

The Bookmark Lit Bulletin was created to wrap up each month and prepare for the next. I share my book haul, books I read and reviewed, posts I shared, challenge updates, and more from the previous month. I also let you know what may be coming up on the blog in the coming month. You can read past bulletins here. I recently split out my personal posts into the Lauren Lately feature, so this is a bit shorter! I continued being ~in the mood~ to read quite often and didn’t usually push aside reading for TV. I guess there were a few days in February where I straight-up binged books in 1-2 days… and that didn’t really happen in March. I did, however, become addicted to a four book audio series and completed it within the month. Some solid reads overall and I’m excited! Average rating for books read in March: 3.79 stars Highlights & Lowlights All of the books from the month: Year-Long Contemporary Romance Challenge 12 this month | 25 read total | 119% complete Books read from the pre-planned TBR: 0 this month | 2 total Spring Bingo Challenge All the books: Magic: Zenn Diagram – Brant 2017 debut: What I Lost – Ballard Green cover: What to Say Next – Buxbaum Multi-POV: A Little Something Different – Hall Paranormal: The Best Kind of Magic – Cestari Spring release: Done Dirt Cheap – Lemon Just words on cover: Secrets of a Reluctant Princess – Griffin Series finale: Bounce – August Witches: […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | February 2017

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | February 2017

The Bookmark Lit Bulletin was created to wrap up each month and prepare for the next. I share my book haul, books I read and reviewed, posts I shared, challenge updates, and more from the previous month. I also let you know what may be coming up on the blog in the coming month. You can read past bulletins here. I recently split out my personal posts into the Lauren Lately feature, so this is a bit shorter! I had another great reading month! I was surprised to DNF something, but I wasn’t feeling it. I’m glad I got over that fear! Otherwise, I read SO many four star books in a row at the beginning of the month. I was happy to have some good ones but I kept waiting for something interesting! I wanted a book to wow me… or even disappoint me, just for some variety! 😉 Either way, a good month of reading overall. I’m pleased with 2017 so far! Average rating for books read in February: 3.9 stars Highlights & Lowlights All of the books read this month: Year-Long Contemporary Romance Challenge 8 this month | 14 read total | 67% complete Books read from the pre-planned TBR: 1 this month | 1 total Flights of Fantasy Challenge 5 this month | 11 read total | 37% complete Seasonal Winter Bingo Challenge Completed! // All the books: Green cover • The Names They Gave Us – Lord Banned book • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Carroll Not YA • Winter Street – Hilderbrand Crime • […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | January 2017

Posted February 1, 2017 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 11 Comments
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | January 2017

The Bookmark Lit Bulletin was created to wrap up each month and prepare for the next. I share my book haul, books I read and reviewed, posts I shared, challenge updates, and more from the previous month. I also let you know what may be coming up on the blog in the coming month. You can read past bulletins here. I recently split out my personal posts into the Lauren Lately feature, so this is a bit shorter! I always like to start the year off by getting ahead on my challenge. I don’t read as much as I used to so it kind of feels weird when I’m not seeing the “X books ahead” thing on Goodreads. Luckily reading a few shorter novellas to kick off 2017 helped me get ahead on my challenge. I hit a nice stride in January with some pretty solid reads as well. I’m happy with this year so far, reading-wise! Average rating for books read in January: 3.9 stars Highlights & Lowlights All of the books read this month: Year-Long Contemporary Romance Challenge 7 this month | 7 read total | 29% complete Books read from the pre-planned TBR: 1 this month | 1 total Flights of Fantasy Challenge 6 this month | 6 read total | 20% complete   Seasonal Winter Bingo Challenge This month: Green cover The Names They Gave Us – Lord Banned book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Carroll 2017 debut Geekerella – Ashley Potson Nature on cover Ice Like Fire – Raasch Unreliable narrator Take the Key […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | December 2016

Posted January 2, 2017 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 9 Comments
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | December 2016

The Bookmark Lit Bulletin was created to wrap up each month and prepare for the next. I share my book haul, books I read and reviewed, posts I shared, challenge updates, and more from the previous month. I also let you know what may be coming up on the blog in the coming month. You can read past bulletins here. I recently split out my personal posts into the Lauren Lately feature, so this is a bit shorter! Of course I can’t sit here and ignore December’s highlights, just to share alllll of 2016 instead. December is one of my favorite months – and usually most hectic – so I wanted to still complete my standard Bookmark Lit Bulletin post to wrap-up December. My reading life was good. I did a lot of reading in December because (a) I wanted to finish my challenge, (b) I wanted to read holiday books, and (c) many books arrived from the library. I spent a lot of time reading and wanting to read for once, so that’s a good sign for next year I think! Average rating for books read in December: 3.5 stars Highlights & Lowlights All of the books read this month: Year-Long Seasonal Winter Bingo Challenge Not YA Winter Street – Elin Hilderbrand Alternative format Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless – Liz Czukas White cover Winter Stroll – Elin Hilderbrand Nature on cover Snow Like Ashes – Sarah Raasch Set abroad The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern Romance Season of Second Chances – Brighton […]