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: How often do you read books that you know will be heartbreaking, or question humanity? Is it worthwhile to do more or less of this type of reading?
hat tip to Thomas the Fifth

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:
3/6: books as clues or touchstones in TV or movies
3/13: scamming authors and epic little liars (h/t a quiet storm)
3/20: books about writers and writing: fiction (h/t upvote moneydog)
3/27: books about writers and writing: non-fiction (h/t upvote moneydog)
4/3: books we had to read; is a voluntary re-read different (h/t G 40F6D8)

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