Category: Wrap-Ups

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  […]

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 […]