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: Which authors who are known primarily for novels have short stories that are as good or better and vice versa? I’m thinking specifically of JG Ballard and Graham Greene here.
hat tip to Robert Maitland, Architect

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:
2/13: book my valentine
2/20: books that turned you on to a subject or genre (h/t upvote moneydog)
2/27: books that hurt (h/t Thomas the Fifth)
3/6: books as clues or touchstones in TV or movies
3/13: Scamming Authors and Little Lying Writers (h/t a quiet storm)

This thread posts every Wednesday at 8:15 AM Eastern.