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: A few weeks ago, we had a great topic on our favorite series when we were kids. This week, let’s shine a light on our favorite standalone books from middle school and YA years.

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)
9/4: less than the sum of its parts (h/t to Robert Maitland, Architect)
9/11: how structure informs character interpretation and growth

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