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First Posted: 02/ 1/2012 3:56 pm   Updated: 02/ 1/2012 3:56 pm

With the publication of a lyrical novel written by a promising young author, Jeffery Eugenides's long awaited tale of books and boyfriends, Steve Job's biography and Christopher Hitchens' collections, we can't complain about 2011's literary turn-out.

But we're only one month into 2012, and we have to say, we're pretty impressed. There seems to be something for everyone this month, so whether you'd prefer to thumb through a linguistically-oriented meta-narrative, the touching tale of an aspiring Girl Scout or a thoughtful analysis of the FBI's history, check out our recommended reads for January and February:

"Occupying Wall Street," Writers for the 99%
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There are many books about #OWS but none has the pedigree of OR Books' collaborative effort. Created by more than 60 people from the movement, it runs through its beginnings, and provides a fascinating look at how Zucotti Park functioned, the disagreements and difficulties in running the community, and contains first-hand accounts of some of its most dramatic moments. Part souvenir, part how-to guide, this is a remarkable and unique book.

OR Books, $10-$20, Out now
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Filed by Madeleine Crum  |