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 optional discussion topic: favorite publishers and imprints. Do you enjoy the aesthetics of much-loved Penguins (cloth bound or paperbacks)? Are there publishers you’ve found to be reliable sources of good reads? I’m a big fan of the Classics imprint from New York Review Books; even if I’m not interested in every title, I know each of them is worth reading. When I started reading more crime fiction, I discovered that Hachette has published most of my favorites.

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:
3/4: believe the hype
3/11: dual identity / duplicitous or unreliable narrators (h/t to lebkuchen)

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