Penn State Libraries' Leisure Reading Collection offers top picks for summer

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Who says beach reads have to be your typical romance novel or blockbuster mystery? Plenty of quirky new fiction for the beach, cabin or living room couch is yours for the taking this summer.

The Penn State Leisure Reading list of 2013 summer picks features a hard-boiled Irish cop, a pair of performance artists whose outrageous work often borders on criminal and a movie critic whose life is changed by a literary ghost. Readers who crave suspense and romance will find both in a quiet English country village, a Boston artist's studio and a valley in rural Tennessee that holds an extraordinary secret. If you're heading out of town or just to your backyard hammock, don't forget the sunscreen and a good book from the Leisure Reading collection at

The Leisure Reading Room is located on the first floor of Pattee Library and is stocked with the latest bestsellers, as well as popular works from a variety of disciplines. For more information, contact librarian Dawn Amsberry at or 814-865-5093.

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Last Updated May 30, 2013