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 have a love/hate relationship with various book awards. I can always find gold in the nominations lists, and I usually get really mad about the winners. I hate seeing the same authors every time they put out a new book, and some of them are definitely being nominated based on the merits of their reputations more than anything else. But, the nominations always remind me to challenge myself with something I might not otherwise read. What are your thoughts on noms, winners, losers, voters, their essentialness, etc.?

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:
10/3: reading habits
10/10: books that made you angry (h/t to lebkuchen)
10/17: books as gifts (h/t to lebkuchen)
10/24: (tbd)
10/31: Halloween reads