2019 Holiday Book Gifting Guide

The holidays are upon us, people! Can you believe the year has gone by so quickly? December will surely fly by, and you don’t want to find yourself gift-less at twilight on Christmas Eve. Fear not; I am here to help you with all of your book-related gifting needs! Find here the perfect gift for your social activist cousin, your amateur chef mother, your Insta-famous BFF, and everyone in between.

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Quarterly Roundup: July-Sep ’19

The days of sweltering heat are largely behind us, friends! I can see the sweaters and crisp mornings ahead, and I am SO excited. This quarter was a good one for me, filled with lots of new releases and some fantastic back-list titles. My reading slowed down a little, which is okay! I have no data to back this up, but I have a feeling that the cooler months are going to be the most productive for me, reading-wise. I had a great Q3 and I’m so excited to jump into the coziness of Q4!

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Quarterly Roundup: Apr-Jun ’19

We did it, y’all – we’re officially through the first half of the year! I’ve now had my Bookstagram account (@bookmarkedbya) for six whole months, and it has utterly skyrocketed my reading productivity and the quality of the books that I’m reading. Another thing that’s changed during this quarter – I started receiving advanced reader copies of books from publishers, so I’ve spent a lot more time on new releases than in the past. I’m loving it all, the old and the new, and can’t wait to see what Q3 brings!

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Quarterly Roundup: Jan-Mar ’19

I’m officially kicking off this recurring series – Quarterly Roundup! -, within which I’ll share some interesting stats, as well as all of my reads for the previous quarter, organized from my favorite to least favorite! I read a lot and have no allusions that you read every one of my blog posts (but you totally should), so let’s just make it easy for everyone to help you find the best books out there!

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2018 Year in Review

Happy 2019, my friends! 2018 was the year that I fell back in love with reading – and read, I did – approximately 22 books this past year. I know this isn’t an astronomical number, but I’m proud of it because a) it beats the ~4 books I’ve averaged for the past several years and b) all but one were read in the second half of the year. While many of the books I read in 2018 are reviewed on this blog, I wanted to give you an at-a-glance . I’ve organized them from my favorite to least favorite.

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Welcome to Bookmarked. I’m so glad you’re here. I hope that my musings on the books that I read can help inspire you to pick up a book yourself & help you find your next book.

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Who are you?

I’m Abby, a 24-year-old technical writer living in Houston, TX with my boyfriend, Matt, and our rescue dog, Murphy. I graduated from the University of Michigan (go blue!) in 2016 with a degree in Communications and a minor in Digital Studies.

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