Sisterland, by Curtis Sittenfeld: An exquisite work of rare emotional depth from a writer at the top of her game.

Banana Boat’s SPF 30 Label: This Dermatologist-recommended story about the risks we all take—and their lasting consequences—is sure to keep you coming back for repeated applications.

The Affordable Health Care Act: A classic meditation on love, loss and pre-existing conditions in which a plucky heroine fights to stay on her parent’s coverage.

Tea Leaves: Steel yourself against the caprices of fate and be immersed in a world of herbal majesty.

Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2013: This torrid collection whisks readers from one exotic locale to the next and boasts of action sequences to rival any Bond film. Also available as a 3-D PDF.

Male Enhancement Pills Spam: In this lush evocation of a well-endowed utopia, one man decides to finally fill out his Speedos.

“No Lifeguard on Duty” Sign: Chills abound in a compact murder mystery.

The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Epic in scope but never losing sight of a heartwarming cast of characters, the hotly anticipated DSM-V keeps readers guessing with each disorder heading.

Honey Nut Cheerios Box (Four-Part Series): This colorful, multi-generational saga about a talking bee certainly has got sting.

Your Mother’s Will: Depending on the family, either a revealing memoir about the hard choices a woman is forced to make or a conspiracy thriller jam-packed with simmering grudges and maternal guilt.

Inferno, by Dan Brown: Primarily of scholarly interest, a rather dry tome that dutifully traces the impact of Dante’s masterpiece on Western culture.