September 2018 Wrap-Up

Well, guys, school was definitely back in full swing for me this month. I had a million things to do and not a lot of time to any of it. As a result, reading—or at least not-school-related reading—kind of fell by the wayside. In my TBR for this month, I said I wanted to read 4 different books, and I ended up only reading two, neither of which were on that TBR.

I did start reading two other books, but since I didn’t actually finish them, I will not be including those two books in this post. They will probably appear in my TBR post tomorrow, though. Let’s just get into the two books I read this month.

The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith

I read this book during the readathon that I participated in this month—the TBR Jar Readathon! I have a whole bunch of blog posts from earlier in the month where I talked about the books I was reading and gave you some more detailed information, so if you want to check those out, you can go here to see all of them.

It follows a teenage girl named Eden through her four years of high school as she struggles to come to terms with who she is and what she wants to be. And, most importantly, it follows her as she struggles to come to terms with the fact that her brother’s best friend raped her halfway through her freshman year. Obviously, there is a major content warning for rape and sexual assault in this book, but there are also some suicidal thoughts and just… a lot of dark stuff. It was very difficult for me to read this book at times.

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy edited by Ameriie

This is the only other book I completed in the month of September, and I also read it during the readathon that I mentioned.

It’s a collection of 13 short stories and short articles by 13 different authors and booktubers, all of which revolve around the idea of villainy. They explore the idea of what it means to be a villain, and in many cases, give some interesting twists on classic villains that we already know. Several of the stories in this collection were fairytale retellings, which I personally loved.


Well, that’s all the books I read this month, so that’s all that I have for you guys today. I should hopefully be back tomorrow with my TBR for October. Hopefully next month will go better than this one did, but I’m not getting my hopes up.

Thanks for reading! I’ll see you tomorrow!


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