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:  When I read Ben H. Winters’ Last Policeman trilogy (I said I’d find ways to talk about it), I checked out other things he’s written.  One book was Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.  I never read any of those mashups when they came out.  Even though Donna Bowman gave this one a glowing review, and even though Winters won my undying love, I don’t think I can read something so identifiable with a fad.  What books do you consider so much of their time that they can’t be separated from it?

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:
3/7:  Remember treasure hunt books?
3/14:  favorite review/critique/blurb