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: I ran out of ideas, so it’s a free skate this week. If you have a discussion idea, sound off below, and I’ll copy it for future weeks. Otherwise, I’ll raid old topics and see if there’s something fruitful in there.

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:
4/4: another free skate (last one for a while, thanks to you awesome folks)
4/11: classics – must-reads and non-essential (h/t sallgood, man)
4/18: tropes you never tire of (h/t sic humor)
4/25: war (h/t lebkuchen)
5/2: epistolary books (h/t lebkuchen)
5/9: international (h/t lebkuchen)
5/16: favorite micro-genre (h/t sic humor)
5/23: didn’t appreciate when younger, but revisited and loved (h/t sic humor)
5/30: STEM books for non-experts (h/t sic humor)
6/6: the devil’s number book
6/13: adaptations that missed the point of the source material (h/t sic humor)
6/20: short stories (h/t sic humor)
6/27: mature content (h/t snugglewumps)
7/4: America the beautiful
7/11: author – name an author, opine about their best and worst (h/t snugglewumps)