Apparently, even with drawn out vacation time, I still ended up falling behind on my reading goals for the month of September.  My requested two weeks of days off from work ended up being spent more towards other In Real Life activities than my desired Bookish activities.  Not that that's necessarily a bad thing, but I had even gone and made a "Vacation Time Reading List" that had two paperbacks and three e-books on it, hoping to at least knock off a few items from my TBR.


Instead, I went and enjoyed a nice vacation and only really finished two books during that time.  Go figure.  Nonetheless, I at least still made pretty good progress on my reading goals, I guess.


Cross my fingers for better time-management this coming month, no?



Books Read



The Thirteenth Princess by Diane Zahler

Her Perfect Mate by Paige Tyler 

Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Sacred Evil by Heather Graham


Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams

Forged in Steele by Maya Banks 

The Evil Inside by Heather Graham 

The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen


Murder List by Julie Garwood 

Her Lone Wolf by Paige Tyler 

The Nightmare Dilemma by Mindee Arnett


Books Dropped/Put On Hold


Currently Reading



Reviews & Notable Posts

  • Reviews

The Thirteenth Princess by Diane Zahler

Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Forged in Steele by Maya Banks

Sacred Evil by Heather Graham

The Evil Inside by Heather Graham

Murder List by Julie Garwood

The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett 

The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen


  • Other Posts

2015 Reading Assignment Challenge -- August Report

The Raven Cycle Disney Princesses by Maggie Stiefvater

Dropped: Dating Can Be Deadly

Squee for Book Releases!! -- September and October 2015 -- and other news

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon reblog -- via Moonlight Reader

Starting: Six of Crows



Reading Wrap-Up

11 books total were read in September.  Obviously not my best month so hopefully the next month will be better.  I think I might have spent more time making more lists and planning my TBR schedule than actually reading... 


  • Series I started reading in September:

X-Ops by Paige Tyler

Rizzoli & Isles by Tess Gerritsen


  • Series I completed in September:



  • Series I have made progress on in September:

Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Krewe of Hunters by Heather Graham

KGI by Maya Banks

Buchanan-Renard-McKenna by Julie Garwood 



My favorite books read in September include Fairest and the two X-Ops books, Her Perfect Mate and Her Lone Wolf.  I hadn't expected Fairest to be so full of FEELS, but it happened and I loved it!  I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Paige Tyler's X-Ops books considering I'd been expecting another guilty pleasure Romantic Suspense with more romance than suspense and more erotica than romance... but I found it highly enjoyable without too much schmaltz. 


I was a bit disappointed in the two Krewe of Hunters books, considering how much I had enjoyed the series' first book, Phantom Evil when I first read it.  I'm still going to pick up the next four Krewe books just to see if they get any better.  I was also disappointed by Ruthless as I'd been really looking forward to it based on the subject matter, the exciting blurb, and the promised intensity of the story line... but it really wasn't as memorable or as awesome as I had hoped.



Coming Up Next (tentative scheduling)

  • Tentative TBR for This Month



  • Tentatively Planned Posts/Reviews

Review: Haven by Kay Hooper

Review: Hostage by Kay Hooper

Review: Haunted by Kay Hooper

Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Review: Shadow Fall by Laura Griffin

Review: Seduction Game by Pamela Clare

Review: Deadly Heat by Richard Castle

Review: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Double Review: Crazy Wild and Crazy Kisses by Tara Janzen

Dewey's 24-hour Read-a-thon pre-post

Dewey's 24-hour Read-a-thon updates

Dewey's 24-hour Read-a-thon wrap up post

Review: The Way Home by Cindy Gerard

Review: Running Blind by Cindy Gerard



Book Haul / TBR Additions

  • Amazon Kindle Deals (free)


  • Amazon Kindle Deals (discounted/low price)


  • Used Book Buys


  • Bought as New


  • Audible Purchases

Audible Credits used:


Whispersync with Kindle book (low price/discounted):


  • Checked Out From the Library 



Reading Challenge Updates

Original 2015 Reading Challenge Post


  • General Reading Challenge

Goodreads Reading Challenge -- GR list/shelf

BookLikes Reading Challenge -- BL list/shelf

My Goal:  150 books

Progress:  132/150 books read



  • Outdo Yourself Challenge

2015 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

Hosted by Book Vixen

My Goal:  Getting My Heart Rate Up: read 1 - 5 more books

(I read 154 books for this challenge in 2014 / My goal will be 155 - 159 books in 2015.)

My Progress:  123/155

See Also: 2015 Outdo Yourself Challenge shelf for list of books



  • Romantic Suspense Challenge

  -- CHALLENGE COMPLETED -- 4/9/2015

2015 Romantic Suspense Reading Challenge

Hosted by Book Vixen

My Goal:  SWAT: read 21+ romantic suspense novels

My Progress: 66/21

See Also: 2015 Romantic Suspense Challenge shelf for list of books



  • Men in Uniform Challenge

  -- CHALLENGE COMPLETED -- 3/17/2015

2015 Men in Uniform Reading Challenge

Hosted by Book Vixen

My Goal:  Chief: read 16+ men in uniform novels

My Progress: 58/16

  -- 16 books read -- COMPLETED -- 3/17/2015

See: 2015 Men in Uniform Challenge shelf for book list

See: 2015 Men in Uniform Challenge post for detailed list



  • 2015 TBR Pile Challenge

Hosted by Roof Beam Reader

My 2015 TBR Pile Challenge Summary Post

My Progress: 9/12

See Also: BookLikes shelf / Goodreads shelf



  • 2015 Reading Assignment Challenge

Hosted by Because Reading & Fantasy Is More Fun

My 2015 Reading Assignment Challenge Summary Post

My Goal:  Reading Level 5:  48 books (4 books/month), 4 Extra Credits, 1 Pass

My Progress: 36/48 (No Extra Credits or Passes used)

See Also: BookLikes shelf / Goodreads shelf



  • Mount TBR Reading Challenge

Hosted by My Reader's Block

My Goal:  Mt. Ararat:  Read 48 books from your TBR pile/s

My Progress:  26/48

See: 2015 Mount TBR Challenge shelf for book list



  • The Series That Never Ends Challenge

Hosted by Delighted Reader

My 2015 The Series That Never Ends Challenge Summary Post

My Goal(s):

1) Surviving the Book Tsunami -- 5-9 books -- COMPLETED 6/1/2015

2) Removing the Thorn From My Side -- 10-15 books

My Progress: 17/15 books

Listed Series Goals Completed:  1/3

See: 2015 Series Never Ends Challenge shelf for book list




Final Thoughts

I've made some bold, tentative plans for this coming month that I may not be able to fulfill, but a gal can hope, right?  I'm ready to dive into the next set of Reading Assignment books and then even made a final decision to allot the rest of my Reading Assignment choices for the rest of the months in 2015.


And then there's the 24 hour Read-a-thon coming soon... although, in light of some more family activities, I'm not certain if I can follow through with my plans to participate like I want to.  But we'll see.


Also looking forward to all the October releases I've been anticipating.  October will be a big spending month for me on top of putting several books on library hold requests.  It's going to be an exciting month and I really hope I can keep up with all the excitement by catching up with my TBR schedule.



Previous Wrap-Ups

Reading Wrap Up:  2015 So Far (Jan., Feb., Mar.)

Monthly Reading Wrap Up -- Looking Back at April

Monthly Reading Wrap Up -- What Happened in May

Monthly Reading Wrap Up -- So That Was June

Monthly Reading Wrap Up -- Oh Sigh, July

Monthly Reading Wrap Up -- And Now For August