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: In honor of tomorrow’s holiday, what are some books the evoke the natural beauty of America? How about other countries? This whole world is gorgeous! If nature isn’t your jam, what art, architecture, monuments, etc. call to mind specific places?

Settle into your favorite chair, and let’s celebrate the written word.
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:
7/10: favorite YA series when you were a YA (h/t to MisterSplendiferous)
7/17: reading spirals (h/t to romanes eunt domus)
7/24: subjects in your wheelhouse and what writers get right or wrong
7/31: the meaningfulness of books set where you live (h/t to Thomas the Fifth)

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