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: believe the hype. Which books deserve their critical or popular accolades? Are there books that surprised you with how well they lived up to their reputation?

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:
3/11: dual identity / duplicitous or unreliable narrators (h/t to lebkuchen)
3/18: shop local (h/t to MisterSplendiferous)
3/25: organizing your own collection – shelfies welcome
4/1: literary trickery

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