September Wrap Up


I read a total of 9 books this month, 7 physical books and 2 e-books. Only 2 of these books were ARC’s as I finally got caught up on those last month, although my ARC pile seems to get bigger every week. A big thanks to all the great publishers and authors who have sent me copies of books to review! And I actually sort of followed my TBR for September by reading 3 out of the 5 books I decided on. I am determined to try stick to the the TBR I decide on for October but hey at least I read half of the TBR list. Does anyone else have this problem? Where you pick out the books to read for that month and then you end up reading completely different books? I think I get distracted or excited. Or sometimes I get in the mood for just one genre for a few weeks. Alright, on to the actual wrap up.

The books in the top section I either own or borrowed from the library and the bottom section are ARCs or review copies sent to me from publishers or authors!


A Torch Against The Night (An Ember In The Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir  5/5 stars

The Young Elites by Marie Lu  4/5 stars

The Rose Society (The Young Elites #2) by Marie Lu  4/5 stars

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman  4/5 stars

Effortless Healing: 9 Simple Ways to Sidestep Illness, Shed Excess Weight, and Help Your Body Fix Itself by Joseph Mercola  2/5 stars


Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas #1) by Zoraida Cordova  4/5 stars

The Light Fantastic by Sarah Combs  3/5 stars

The Candidate (Newsmakers #2) by Lis Wiehl  3/5 stars

Separated  by Shane Peacock  4/5 stars


This month I have to say that A Torch Against The Night was my favorite book, but I also absolutely love The Young Elites series and I wish I had read it sooner! But now I am kind of glad I didn’t because I only have to wait 2 more weeks for the release of the 3rd book, The Midnight Star to be released. And if you have read the series, I imagine this is also a highly anticipated release for you, as it is for me, after the way The Rose Society ended. In regards to ARCs, I really enjoyed Labyrinth Lost and it appears that most of the YA book community has also really loved it. The Light Fantastic was also a great book; the 3 star rating was because the writing style was just kind of difficult for me to follow, however, overall it was a well written and interesting book. I have many great books on my TBR for October, several with my reading groups on Instagram and Goodreads. If you haven’t joined any reading groups, I encourage you to on Goodreads. I love reading and discussing books with other people, especially since the only person in my family/friends who really reads is my husband and he only reads non-fiction, so although he listens to me rave about all my favorite books, he won’t read any of them. What were your favorite books this month? I always love recommendations! Happy reading!


2 thoughts on “September Wrap Up

    • smdillard says:

      Well I am glad to know I am not the only one! I also get overwhelmed by all the choices and sometimes I even get distracted by new books. I did read 2 from my TBR list from September so that is a slight improvement!


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