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 didn’t want to be an ugly American when I suggested “America the beautiful” last month, so this time I want to talk about books that demonstrate that it’s a beautiful world. Books about nature, architecture, art – anything that evokes the aesthetic beauty of anywhere in the world that isn’t America.

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:
9/5: favorite bookstores or libraries
9/12: funny bone
9/19: does not translate (h/t Thomas the Fifth) – books that are better in the language written in
9/26: and loser isn’t… – book awards
10/3: reading habits