What I'm Reading Monday

Happy Monday friends! I've been busy being a taxi cab driver these past two weeks shuffling my softball girl all over the South East to play at tournaments.  That means I've gotten in some serious reading! I'm linking up for It's Monday What are You Reading to share what I've managed to finish in the past few weeks.

First I finished The Last American Vampire by Seth Grahame-Smith

This story continues the saga of Henry Sturgis after the death of Abraham Lincoln.  It has some great twists and turns, and I liked the combination of vampire fantasy and history.  It was a fun quick read at the ball park! 

I also finished The Young Elites. by Marie Lu.  I was really looking forward to reading this series because I thought the Legend trilogy was a great teen read, but I wasn't as impressed with this book.  I kept waiting for it to go somewhere, and it didn't quite get there for me.  I'll read the next in the series when it comes out and judge then if I will continue.


Next on my list is The Jazz Player.  This looked like another interesting piece of historical fiction.
Finally, I'm going to get started on a Professional Development book:

I don't use textbooks very much.. so I'm interested to learn a few new tricks of the trade.
It's Monday, What are you reading?


  1. I like the way the cover of The Last American Vampire plays off the iconic picture. You can come see my week here. Happy reading!

  2. Thank you for the recommendations. I would be interested in Ditch that Textbook as well. We hardly ever use our science and social studies text books, and it would be great to have some new ideas.

    Fit to be Fourth

  3. I am really liking the book Learn Like a Pirate by Paul Solarz. Thank you for the suggestions. I put quite a few on my library hold list. :) :)

  4. I also enjoyed Lu's Legend series and had a hard time with The Young Elites, but unlike you, I won't give it another chance. Happy reading this week.

  5. I just finished Under the Egg by Fitzgerald (art mystery-- like DaVinci Code for kids), and my daughter and I read Anastasia by Lowry (hilarious). Thanks for the recs!

  6. Hi there Michele - I have yet to read a Marie Lu novel - but they do look very interesting.


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