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 are less than the sum of their parts. Are there characters or scenes you liked, but not whole books? What about several great building blocks, but somehow the book came up short?
(hat tip to Robert Maitland, Architect)

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. Pictures of books related to a post are fine, though.

upcoming topics:
9/11: how structure informs character interpretation and growth
9/18: bad reading habits (h/t to the good king snugglewumps)
9/25: changing seasons
10/2: popular books you don’t like (h/t to I Hate Water)
10/9: book paraphernalia

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