I've never read The Westing Game, but Betsy-Tacy is a longtime favorite. And I loved that Patchett collection! I've been enjoying the Mrs. Pollifax series by Dorothy Gilman and am hoping to dig into The Secret Life of Violet Grant soon.
Just finished The Goldfinch. It was dark, but so good! I've heard good things about Still Alice.
Katie, I always love your recs - will have to check out the Mrs. Pollifax series! Melissa, I just finished that one, too. I feel like it should count as reading at least three books, right?!