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: favorite micro genre. What’s your favorite niche subject matter, mashup, or genre that’s laser-focused on your particular interests?  Vampire janitors?  Space shamans?  Pre-Columbian ornithology?  Let’s get micro!
hat tip to sic humor

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:

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: 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)
8/8: right author, wrong book (h/t enuma) (which author’s most popular works are the wrong ones taught or recommended first)
8/15: half-remembered, but never forgotten (h/t Zecko)