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Whether you read on a tablet, Kindle, or still prefer the smell of a freshly cracked paperback, finding your next great book is never easy. You could never read all the new releases each week, so it helps to know what’s worth your time. Every few weeks, we’ll offer up a handful of new titles that we think deserve space on your eReader or on your nightstand.

Sweetland

Michael Crummey

When the government offers residents of a small town a pretty sweet deal to relocate, one man refuses to do so. Sweetland is a novel about place, its importance, and all the things lost when it is. It’s the type of novel that’s really a meditation on something bigger than what is on the pages. Link

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The 7 Secrets of Awakening the Highly Effective Four-Hour Giant, Today

The Gang: Charlie, Mac, Dennis, Sweet Dee and Frank

While we wouldn’t really take any self-help advice from the gang on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, we would gladly allow them to entertain us with some. Written by the characters themselves, the humor will hit home with any fan of the FX show. Link

Hall of Small Mammals: Stories

Thomas Pierce

We’ve been on a short story tear ever since reading Tenth of December by George Saunders. And in that year-plus span, Hall of Small Mammals: Stories is one of our favorite collections. With imagination reminiscent of I Am An Executioner: Love Stories, the book by Thomas Pierce is wildly original and written in a sparse style that pulls you along at a brisk pace. Link

Black River

S. M. Hulse

Black River has a dusty and raw feel like so many great Westerns we’ve seen back in the day. And like in many of those movies, the protagonist wears his pain in the deep, suntanned wrinkles on his face. It’s about a man’s journey from evil and the inner suffering everyone experiences. A hell of a debut. Link

Follow Me To: A Journey around the World Through the Eyes of Two Ordinary Travelers

Murad Osmann and Nataly Zakharova

You’re probably familiar with the travelers behind this book. Their Instagram page filled with shots of Nataly leading Murad through exotic locations became somewhat of a viral hit. Now you can own the coffee table book that chronicles their journey. Link

The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train will be this year’s Gone Girl. Another creepy story about a relationship, this time told through the eyes of a girl who rides the train past their home each day. It’s a haunting thriller that’s worthy of being compared to Gillian Flynn’s novel. Link

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With their cozy sheets, blankets and candles, Brooklinen has more than taken care of all your needs in the bedroom–now they want to tackle the bathroom as well with their Super Plush Towels. After two years of testing textiles, Brooklinen has made towels that are strong, absorbent and luxuriously plush. With both traditional bath towel and larger bath sheet options–along with the requisite hand towels, washcloths and bath mat–you can deck out your entire bathroom in Brooklinen luxury without breaking the bank.