New Books You Need To Know About

02/01/2012 03:56 pm ET

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:

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