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:  Are there any books or series that drive you crazy when others rhapsodize about them?  Can’t understand why anyone would read X drivel?  Share your hot takes.  No harm, no foul.  Petty arguments and gentle ribbing encouraged, just don’t be mean.
hat tip to Bluelightspecial

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:
1/16: narrator with no name (h/t Beasterly)