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: It’s only 6/6, but what are some of your favorite ”devil” books? Devil in the title, as the subject matter, even The Devil’s Dictionary – loose, tongue in cheek, serious, thematic – anything goes.
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).
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)