Mr. Churchill's Secretary: A Maggie Hope Mystery by Susan Elia MacNeal I highly recommend this series of books. Its nice to have a series of books about a female spy who is actually smart (in physics and math...and life in general) and not getting by on being a spy because she's pretty (even though she is pretty too...)
Alan Bradley has created greatness with 11-year-old Flavia de Luce, a sort of 'Harriet the Cyanide Expert.' Imagine Ramona Quimby in a quaint English town, as told by Shirley Jackson. Whip-smart and sweet as an arsenic popsicle, Flavia sets out to solve the mystery of the dead body in her garden, while trying to deal with fearsome librarians, bothersome older sisters, priceless missing stamps, and detestable custard pie along the way. Viva la Flavia!
Books and Summer go together like piña coladas and little umbrellas, and we're serving up enough hot new reads to fill a suitcase for whatever warm-weather vacation you have on the horizon. Here are 98 books we've included in our monthly book club roundups (plus some additions).