Category: Wrap-Ups

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | August 2021

Posted September 16, 2021 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 2 Comments
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | August 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 read a number of cookbooks this month to get ahead and it sort of worked… but I still ended up reducing my reading challenge from 100 to 75. I don’t see myself succeeding this year and have no motivation to catch up from being 12 behind. Here’s a late ass recap of August since I’ve been lazy and busy.      7 books read in August 7 new books  •  0 rereads  •  0 DNF Pages read: 2200 •   Average rating: 3.57 stars Sources: 4 purchased, 2 review, 1 preordered Formats: 4 egalley, 1 mixed Genres: 4 nonfiction, 2 contemporary, 1 mystery/thriller Age Target: 5 adult, 2 young adult Check out my 2021 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge 1 read this month | 24/40 read total Seen on someone else’s bookshelf A-Z Reading Challenge 1 read this month (D) Calendar of Crime Challenge 1 read this month Summer “holiday” for August Breakdown: 0 purchased  | 0 borrowed  | 0 free/gifted | 6 for review All review copies were provided for free in exchange for an honest review. […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | July 2021

Posted August 5, 2021 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 1 Comment
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | July 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 don’t even know why I bother blogging or acting like I’ll be getting back on track any time soon lol. I am STILLLL reading RULE OF WOLVES and a couple of other nonfiction books I was hoping to get through faster. However, I do anticipate finishing a couple of those this week and hopefully a quick rom-com to start the month off in August. I usually can blitz out one more book or try to finish two I’m currently reading in the final weekend of the month but my best friend got married and I was super busy the whole last week of July. SIGH.      5 books read in July 5 new books  •  0 rereads  •  0 DNF Pages read: 1692 •   Average rating: 3.7 stars Sources: 5 review, 1 purchased Formats: 4 egalley, 1 mixed Genres: 2 contemporary, 2 mystery/thriller, 1 fantasy Age Target: 3 young adult, 2 adult Check out my 2021 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge None read this month | 23/40 read total A-Z Reading Challenge None read this […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | June 2021

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | June 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’m still slogging through RULE OF WOLVES (by that I mean letting it hang around on my currently reading shelf and not actually read it ever) so that will be a nice boost when it’s finally done. I’m hoping to blaze through some books this month because I’m in the mood. June wasn’t the best but it was the first month that felt somewhat normal around here and had a lot of plans.      6 books read in June 6 new books  •  0 rereads  •  0 DNF Pages read: 2233 •   Average rating: 4.17 stars Sources: 5 review, 1 purchased Formats: 4 egalley, 2 mixed format Genres: 5 contemporary, 1 fantasy Age Target: 5 adult, 1 young adult Check out my 2021 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge 1 read this month | 23/40 read total About art/artist A-Z Reading Challenge 1 read this month: V Calendar of Crime Challenge None this month Breakdown: 1 purchased  | 0 borrowed  | 1 free/gifted | 10 for review All review copies were provided for free in exchange for an honest […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | May 2021

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | May 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 actually was able to get on track in April by finishing 9 books but May was rough. I just didn’t sit down and read very much. I tended to pick up a book I knew I could blaze through and just read it in a few good sittings. Kind of sad that I only have five books as a result! It doesn’t help that I’m slowly working through RULE OF WOLVES and ended up DNFing SUNKISSED.      5 books read in May 5 new books  •  0 rereads  •  1 DNF   Pages read: 2089 •   Average rating:  3.33 stars Sources: 5 review, 1 purchased Formats: 4 egalley, 1 ebook, 1 paperback Genres: 4 contemporary, 2 mystery/thriller Age Target: 3 adult, 3 young adult Check out my 2021 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge 1 read this month | 21/40 read total Everyone has read but you A-Z Reading Challenge 1 read this month: N, E Calendar of Crime Challenge 1 read this month: Pub month, month prompt for May Breakdown: 5 bought  | 0 borrowed  | 0 free/gifted […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | April 2021

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | April 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 actually was able to get on track in April by finishing 9 books, but then I was lazy in the last week of the month. I started a new book and just didn’t get around to finishing it. I’m behind again. But it should be easy to catch up, I hope. Lots of good ones in April!      9 books read in April 9 new books  •  0 rereads  •  0 DNF Pages read: 3521 •   Average rating:  4.28 stars Sources: 4 review, 1 purchased, 1 library Formats: 3 hardcover, 3 audio, 2 egalley, 1 mixed Genres: 3 contemporary, 2 fantasy, 2 mystery/thriller, 2 nonfiction Age Target: 6 adult, 2 young adult, 1 new adult Check out my 2021 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge 6 read this month | 20/40 read total Heart on the cover, MC works at dream job, genre hybrid, set mostly outdoors, dark academia, book from TBR that reminds you of favorite person A-Z Reading Challenge 1 read this month: L Calendar of Crime Challenge 1 read this month: word with month’s […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | March 2021

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | March 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 was hoping to get back on track or ahead in March but I just could not be bothered to read most of the time. A lot of these books I was like “shit I should finish this ASAP” and I just sat there and did it in one or two sittings. I have two April cookbooks coming so I know I’ll get back on track next month.      7 books read in March 7 new books  •  0 rereads  •  0 DNF Pages read: 2272 •   Average rating:  4.43 stars Sources: 4 review, 1 purchased, 1 library Formats: 3 hardcover, 3 egalley, 1 mixed format Genres: 4 contemporary, 1 mystery/thriller, 1 sci-fi Age Target: 3 adult, 2 young adult, 2 new adult Check out my 2021 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge   5 read this month | 14/40 read total Same title as a song, about a subject you’re passionate about, Muslim American author, set in multiple countries, fewer than 1,000 Goodreads reviews A-Z Reading Challenge 5 read this month: A, F, G, I, T Calendar […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | February 2021

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | February 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. February is a short month so I didn’t harp on the fact that I finished 7 books instead of 8 this month. I’m partly through a book I started this month so I will be able to finish it and keep reading in March without issue. Hopefully we see 9 books here for March 😉      7 books read in February 5 new books  •  2 rereads  •  0 DNF Pages read: 2521 •   Average rating:  4.07 stars Sources: 3 review, 2 purchased, 2 borrowed Formats: 3 mixed, 1 audio, 1 egalley, 1 paperback, 1 hardcover Genres: 2 contemporary, 2 fantasy, 2 nonfiction, 1 mystery/thriller Age Target: 3 adult, 2 young adult, 2 new adult Check out my 2020 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge 2 read this month | 8/40 read total Different format than usually read (review audiobook), set in a restaurant A-Z Reading Challenge 6 read this month: None Calendar of Crime Challenge None Breakdown: 2 bought  | 0 borrowed  | 0 free/gifted | 9 for review All review copies were provided for free in exchange […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | January 2021

Posted February 5, 2021 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 0 Comments
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | January 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’m thrilled to be off to a good start on my Goodreads challenge this year. I stuck with my challenge from last year when I reduced it to 100 books. I have a good feeling about it because I’m not starting super behind like I did last year. I can fairly easily get through 8ish books per month. Here’s how I started off my 2021!      8 books read in December 6 new books  •  2 rereads  •  0 DNF          Pages read: 3217 •   Average rating:  4.25 stars Sources: 3 review, 3 borrowed, 1 BOTM, 1 library Formats: 3 egalley, 2 audio, 2 mixed, 1 hardcover Genres: 3 mystery/thriller, 2 contemporary, 2 fantasy, 1 historical fiction Age Target: 5 adult, 2 new adult, 1 young adult Check out my 2020 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge     6 read this month | 6/40 read total Three generations, family tree, free book, do-overs/fresh starts, something broken on cover, gem/mineral/rock in the title A-Z Reading Challenge   6 read this month: A, B, M, R, S, W January: Acquired […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | December 2020

Posted January 2, 2021 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 2 Comments
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | December 2020

  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 pulled it off! I managed to read enough books to meet my (lowered) reading challenge of 100 books. I definitely read some short books, novellas, and cookbooks to make it happen, but I’m proud of myself. I read all of the Christmas books I was hoping to get to except for one!      17 books read in December 17 new books  •  0 rereads  •  0 DNF Pages read: 5270 •   Average rating:  3.8 stars Sources: 9 purchased, 5 review, 1 gifted, 1 borrowed, 1 BOTM Formats: 6 mixed format, 5 hardcover, 3 egalley, 2 paperback, 1 ebook Genres: 9 contemporary, 5 nonfiction, 2 mystery/thriller, 1 fantasy Age Target: 14 adult, 3 young adult Check out my 2020 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge 0 read this month | 35/40 read total None this month Monthly Key Word Challenge 1 this month: crown Calendar of Crime Challenge Primary action takes place in the month Romanceopoly 0 read this month | 2 read total  Rolls: N/A Rainbow Try a Chapter Unhaul This month’s color: Red Yeah, what are reading challenges anymore? […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | November 2020

Posted December 2, 2020 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 1 Comment
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | November 2020

  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 knew I had to read 15 books in November and 15 in December to stay on target for reading 100 books, but I came up a littttle short. Luckily December has some days off, slowdown at work, and holiday reads to keep me going! I’m still a little behind of the goal but I’m feeling good. Many shoutouts to the novellas and graphic novels below 😉      12 books read in November 12 new books  •  0 rereads  •  0 DNF Pages read: 2858 •   Average rating: 4.0 stars Sources: 4 review, 2 borrowed Formats: 4 hardcovers, 4 ebooks, 2 egalley, 1 mixed, 1 audio Genres: 7 contemporary, 4 graphic novels, 1 mystery/thriller Age Target: 7 young adult, 3 adult, 2 middle grade Check out my 2020 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge 0 read this month | 35/40 read total Prompts: On a subject you know nothing about, main character in their 20s Monthly Key Word Challenge None this month Calendar of Crime Challenge Month letter in the title Romanceopoly 0 read this month […]