Looking for a change of pace for your summer reading? I enjoyed The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. The murder mystery features Flavia, an 11-year-old girl and chemistry whiz. She investigates the murder of a man found poisoned in the garden. She also torments her older sisters. What’s not to like? Set in the summer of 1950, Flavia is a quirky character who succeeds in solving the murder and getting into deep trouble. This is the first book in a 10-book series.