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: the classics. What still holds up? What is non-essential to the modern reader (whether or not it’s good)? What rightfully belongs in the canon? What do you want to shoot from a canon?
hat tip to sallgood, man
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).
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
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: mini author spotlights – name an author, opine about their best and worst, themes, etc. (h/t snugglewumps)
7/18: imprimaturs (h/t a quiet storm)
7/25: read in order
8/1: a writer’s fiction vs. non-fiction (h/t a quiet storm)