Friday, October 2, 2009

September books

The Negotiator - 304
Dee Henderson
Danger in the Shadows - 320
Dee Henderson
The Guardian - 294
Dee Henderson
The Truth Seeker - 336
Dee Henderson

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
Alex Flinn

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
Katherine Paterson

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
Suzanne Collins

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
Madeleine L'Engle

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!


Amberly said...

I have lots of books you are welcome to borrow anytime. I am going to read "Beastly" sounds like a good one!

Are you on, it's like facebook for books. If you are on there, find me and we can be book friends!

Leserlee said...

Sign up for "NextReads" on the IFPL homepage. They suggest books for you, in the genre of your choice. Wrinkle in Time is one of the favs of my older sister. I've never read it though because the cover looked boring. And you gave me no reason to read it. I'm currently doing "The Host" on CD. It's taking awhile because the kids are so loud. But I've read it before, so that's okay.