The Book Nook

Welcome to the Book Nook! This is the weekly thread for Avocados to discuss books we’re currently reading, recommendations, genre, and serious literary criticism.

This week’s recommended discussion: Some books are crammed to the gills with plot, characters, theme, style, etc., and try to do way too much. What are some of you favorite (or least favorite) examples of an overstuffed narrative?

One caveat: because we’re here to use our words, this is a NO GIF/YouTube/social media embed zone (the OTs are full of clutter, and I want to keep that out of this thread).

upcoming topics:
2/7: what makes a good biography or memoir
2/14: 100 Book Nooks! Goals/milestones OR love and romance.
2/21: endings that change how you felt about what came before (for better or worse) h/t snugglewumps
2/28: books too much of their publication time
3/7: Remember treasure hunt books?