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10 best books of January: the Monitor's picks

What the Monitor's book critics liked best this month.

1. "The Almost Nearly Perfect People," by Michael Booth

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You might call this one “Bill Bryson Goes to Scandinavia.” Journalist Michael Booth has lived in Denmark for 10 years and surveys the region to produce a witty, insightful book posing the question: Are the Nordic societies as perfect as they appear? You can read the Monitor's full review of "The Almost Nearly Perfect People" here.

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