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: Every few months, I ask about books we see in other media. Books that comment on the plot or character, serve as clues, or are subtle touchstones. I love the intertextual relationship between books and TV and movies. (Why yes, I did watch Russian Doll recently, and was inspired by its use of Emily of New Moon. I feel like it’s a rich topic, and I’m happy to mine it repeatedly.) What are some of your favorite examples of books used in TV and movies?

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:
3/13: 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.