The Negotiator - 304
Danger in the Shadows - 320
The Guardian - 294
The Truth Seeker - 336
The first four books in the O'Malley series were quite enjoyable. I thought the stories were fun and I really enjoyed the characterizations. I thought the O'Malley's while somewhat of superheros in their stories were still allowed to be real people that one could relate to. The flaw that I had with the stories was that the idea of converting everyone to Christianity seemed forced. Overall I would recommend the series, I am looking forward to reading the last three in the series soon.
Beastly - 336
I really liked this story and have been recommending it to everyone lately. It is a modern telling of Beauty and the Beast, but from the Beasts perspective. It is the story of a rich and snobby big-city boy and how he makes fun of a girl that is odd. She turns out to be a witch and turns him into a beast. You know the basics of the story from there, but it was done in a great way. Definitely a book worth reading.
Jacob Have I Loved - 256
This was an interesting book of a set of twin girls and the struggle that one felt for her own identity. I thought the story was okay, but not great.
Catching Fire - 400
The was the sequel to The Hunger Games and I have to say that the author has got "it." The story was exciting! It took turns that were unexpected and was enjoyable. I am really looking forward to the last book next year, I want to see what is in store for all of the characters.
A Wrinkle in Time - 224
This is one of James' favorite books and he feels it is what really turned him onto sci-fi. For years he has tried to get me to read it, but I have had little interest in doing so. Near the end of this month I had run out of money to buy more books and had read almost every book that I own, so I finally settled on reading this one. It took about a week to read it, if that is any indication of how much I enjoyed it (I usually read a book in about a day.) The story was okay, but I was not excited to read it and am not excited to read more in the series.
Total for September: 2470
Total for 2009 thus far: 26268
I made my goal for the year, YAY! Maybe I'll extend it to 30,000 by the end of the year.
I am looking for some more good books, if you have any ideas please share!