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

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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