Me Before You (JoJo Moyes)
By page three, Lou had me hooked. She’s a quirky, funny narrator with a great story to tell. By halfway I was skipping meals to keep reading. Every character was well-drawn. Add this to your summer reading list.
Regency Buck (Georgette Heyer)
Judith Tavener, a headstrong young heiress, finds her new guardian to be as implacable as she is. Their antagonism rides the waves of her brother’s folly, fortune-hunting suitors and her own foolishness. This one is fun.
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (Amy Bender)
Bender’s depiction of a family with special talents takes place within a perfectly ordinary house on an ordinary street. The details of the narrator’s world are so clear you think you are sitting in their living room. As the magic in this story developed, I was reminded of two other amazing books: When You Reach Me and The Bee Season.
Sprig Muslin (Georgette Heyer)
Heyer perfectly depicts the self-absorption of a teenager and how it affects everyone around her in a tumble of unintended fallout. The love story here is quiet and sweet.
What’s the Worst that Could Happen? (Donald Westlake)
John Dortmunder’s luck changes for the better, though he can’t see it. Luck appears in many forms in this hilarious caper.
Heist Society (Ally Carter)
I love heists, and this one doesn’t disappoint. Katarina has a full back story, though we only glimpse pieces of it, and while her world is fully crafted I felt sometimes like it peopled only by teenagers.
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