Pictured above and listed below are the books I enjoyed but didn't review:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone--A reread, obviously. This time I listened to the audio which made gave me some new perspectives.
Redemption Key--S. G. Redling's second thriller featuring the wonderfully nerdy Dani Britton, this time in the boondocks of Florida
I Capture the Castle--Crumbling castle, eccentric family, and Cassandra--an optimistic but thoughtful teenager who loves writing, relishes life, and sees herself as a Bronte-Austen girl ripe for adventures--I was utterly charmed.
Wild Strawberries--Lady Emily Leslie is having a summer country house party in Angela Thirkell's second witty, delightful Barsetshire novel. Young love, misunderstandings, French monarchists, uninvited guests, lots of fun.
Desert Run--Tough but damaged PI heroine, some local history, a WWII tie-in, Arizona scenery, a Hollywood producer, a Native American partner--what's not to love? This is Betty Webb's fourth mystery featuring Lena Jones.
And here are the books I reviewed, with review links below:
The Lola Quartet, The Oregon Trail, Monkey Beach, Of Noble Family
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea, The Man Who Was Thursday, Earth Flight, Circling the Sun