Category: Wrap-Ups

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | November 2022

Posted December 8, 2022 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 0 Comments
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | November 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 really weird November. I started to get kind of ruthless about DNFing books rather than sticking it out if I wasn’t enjoying myself. I quit two books this past month! I have limited reading time and if I’m not ever in the mood to pick the book up and finish it, why bother avoiding reading? I’d rather WANT to read!      7 books in November 5 read  •  0 rereads  •  2 DNF   Pages read: 2392 •   Average rating: 3.9 stars Sources: 3 review, 2 BOTM, 1 purchased, 1 borrowed Formats: 2 egalley, 1 ebook, 1 paperback Genres: 4 contemporary, 2 mystery/thriller, 1 historical fiction Age Target: 7 adult Check out my 2022 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge 3 read this month | 32/40 read total Takes place during your fave season (fall through winter), misleading title (not actually a rewind like time travel), name of a board game in the title (“No Exit” Calendar of Crime Challenge    Word beginning with month’s letter (N), November topic (family relationships) Breakdown: 2 purchased  […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | October 2022

Posted November 16, 2022 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 0 Comments
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | October 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’m so behind on all the things! This is being posted halfway through November (should’ve just waited and done a combo with November…) and I’m back to being behind on my challenge. Woof. I did manage to read a bit on my honeymoon but really didn’t finish anything in the second half of the month.      4 books read in October 4 new books  •  0 rereads  •  0 DNF      Pages read: 1391 •   Average rating: 4.5 stars Sources: 2 review, 2 owned Formats: 2 egalley, 1 ebook, 1 paperback Genres: 3 mystery/thriller, 1 graphic novel Age Target: 3 adult, 1 young adult Check out my 2022 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge 1 read this month | 28/40 read total    Featuring a band Calendar of Crime Challenge     Month-related item on cover (falling leaves), word beginning with month’s letter (“O”) Breakdown: 1 purchased  | 0 library books | 1 free/gifted | 0 for review All review copies were provided for free in exchange for an honest review. For Review From Macmillan: Off the Map by […]

Bookmark Lit Bulletin | September 2022

Posted October 12, 2022 / Bookmark Lit Bulletin, Features, Wrap-Ups / 0 Comments
Bookmark Lit Bulletin | September 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 getting on track in August and let everything go off the rails in September. I read four books – it was a busy month between my birthday and various celebrations and taking off for our delayed honeymoon. I actually finished two books and started a third during our trip, but the latter two happened in October instead. I wanted to finish THE HOOKUP PLAN before we left but I just didn’t get to it. I have a few months to get my shit together and hopefully I’ll have a few strong months with holiday books!      4 books read in September 4 new books  •  0 rereads  •  0 DNF Pages read: 1520 •   Average rating: 4.38 stars Sources: 2 review, 2 owned Formats: 2 egalley, 1 mixed, 1 hardcover Genres: 3 contemporary, 1 mystery/thriller Age Target: 2 adult, 2 young adult Check out my 2022 challenge sign-up post for more details, goals, etc.! Popsugar Reading Challenge 1 read this month | 27/40 read total Found family Calendar of Crime Challenge  Birthday wild card Breakdown: 1 purchased  […]

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 […]