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: books that mean more to you because they are set in your hometown (or current home), and provide you with history or context of the place.
hat tip to Thomas the Fifth

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:
8/7: favorite standalone book when you were young
8/14: generation gap
8/21: challenging books
8/28: hide the cover (h/t to CineCraft)

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