It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Journey with a children's/YA version at Teach Mentor Texts.
Necromancing the Stone, the second Necromancer book by Lish McBride. I really like this series for its high level of creativity and humor. It's smart writing and it should find a lot of fans. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who likes Supernatural. I read an ARC from Henry Holt and Company Books for Young Readers.
Next I read Archetype, the first in an adult literary science fiction duet by M.D. Waters. This is so far out from publication that there is no cover and it's not available for presale yet, and that is a shame, because I want to share it now! This is really up-all-night, can't-put-it-down stuff. Keep an eye out for it if you liked The Handmaid's Tale. I read an uncorrected proof from Dutton.
The Story of Mankind by Hendrick Willem van Loon, updated by John Merriman. It's surprisingly engaging and easy-to-read. I've even laughed out loud a few times. There are definitely some outdated comparisons to our own time, but I'm still learning a lot.
This week I'll be finishing The Story of Mankind then moving on to Horde, the third book in the Enclave trilogy by Ann Aguirre.
What are you reading?