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: What books turned you on to new subjects or genres?
hat tip to upvote moneydog
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:
2/27: books that hurt (h/t Thomas the Fifth)
3/6: books as clues or touchstones in TV or movies
3/13: scamming authors and epic little liars (h/t a quiet storm)

Book Nook posts every Wednesday at 8:15 AM Eastern.