Favorite Book Releases of the Summer

CuckoosCallingCoverThe summer has finally come to an end and most of us are settling back into our lives here at Penn State. For some people, summer was spent working, taking classes and partying. For others it was spent laying on the beach all day reading books. If you missed some of the most popular books from this summer, there’s no need to worry! Valley has reviewed three of the most talked about books of the summer so that you can download or buy and enjoy them through the fall.


“The Moon and More”
By Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen brings us Emaline, a young girl just graduated from high school who is attempting to do something we have all have to face; determining our paths in life. Emaline is forced to choose between two worlds. Will she stick with her long time high school boyfriend, family and friends? Or will she go off to an Ivy League school and pursue the exciting new boy from New York who has been after her?

“And the Mountains Echoed”
By Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini, the author of the very famous “A Thousand Splendid Suns” has brought us another deep novel revolving around our relationships with others.

This novel explores relationships within families and how they differ from person to person, situation to situation. Hosseini portrays several ways families can care for, love, hurt and betray each other. This highly emotional story will have you fiending for the next page.

“The Cuckoo’s Calling”
By Robert Galbraith

Robert Galbraith is actually a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, the well-known author of the Harry Potter series. In “The Cuckoo’s Calling”, Rowling introduces a complex and intense mystery based around the sudden death of a young model. The detective on the case, Cormoran Strike is introduced to the world of fame, wealth, and all that comes along with it. The exciting and toxic world that Rowling describes will keep you fully interested and on your toes.

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