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: opinions against the tide. Not quite a hot take (but those are welcome), but what are books for you that go against the tide of popular opinion, or your opinion runs against the tide of popular opinion?
hat tip to sic humor

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:
*** 12/10: vote for The Pits, best published in 2019 ***
12/11: best book gifts
12/18: year-end best ofs (best or worst read this year, not necessarily published this year)
12/25: Merry Christmas free skate
1/1: Happy New Year free skate/goals for the new year
1/8: goals for the new year
1/15: mannered prose – what works or fails (h/t to lebkuchen)
1/22: writers who ruin their own series (h/t to upvote moneydog)

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