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8 Great Books To Read This January

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It’s lit

The new year means new books to read, and while January might be the time when Hollywood dumps its least-loved products upon unwitting audiences, the same is not true for the publishing industry. Rather, there are an abundance of excellent books to read this month—and beyond. And while you can check out our big 2017 book preview here and see for yourself the 50 books we're super-excited are coming out during the first part of the year, here's eight other titles that we can't recommend highly enough and that are either out right now or about to be on a bookshelf near you. Winter has come, and it's brought along with it a bunch of great things to read. So get to it.

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (available now)
This lyrically written gut-punch of a novel is filled with a sense of dread and pure foreboding; it's impossible for the reader not to get swept away by the compelling plot and eerie atmosphere. Fridlund is masterful as she grapples with issues like desire, adolescence, trust, and secrecy. This would be an impressive book no matter what, but that it's Fridland's debut novel is all the more remarkable.   

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