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: Today would have been my grandmother’s birthday. She was a funky, independent lady, and she also loved to read. Mysteries were her jam, and she passed that love on to me. I think her fondness for paperbacks influenced my dad, who was an absolute hound for sci-fi when I was growing up. Are there books that remind you of someone? A family member, a friend, even an enemy or an ex? (Just a reminder, these topics are completely optional, and I don’t mean to probe anything sensitive.)

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:
4/24: resisted recommendations (h/t Hegel Excercises)
5/1: books that make you think of places
5/8: beach/vacation reads (h/t MisterSplendiferous)

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