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The Best Reads Of January Are Right Here

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    Let's be honest: January can be a bit of an entertainment crapshoot.

    Most of your favorite shows may be on hiatus. Movies in release this month are typically the ones that studios are subtly trying to bury. (Name one good movie that released in January, ever. We dare you.) And sure, there's always whatever's good on Netflix. But how many reruns of Friends episodes can you really watch in the course of a single weekend without total brain liquefaction?

    Don't chance it. Turn off the tube, or your laptop, and shift your attention to the paper (or digital) pages of the brand spankin' new books out this month. We've got six titles we're especially excited about so far, from debut novelist Lindsey Lee Johnson's riveting high school drama The Most Dangerous Place On Earth to Emily Ruskovich's Idaho, which tracks a couple to their rural home in the titular state and slowly unravels the dark secrets binding them together.

    If January is any indication, 2017 will at the very least prove to be an auspicious year on the literary front. Alright, gang: Let's get this year's reading list started.

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