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:  What books or genres have you felt a need to justify your love for?  Even if there’s nothing inherently wrong with a book (there isn’t), some people are awfully judgy and can prompt us to explain why we’re reading what we’re reading.
(hat tip to Jason P)

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:
9/16:  badges of honor
9/23:  banned book week starts September 27
9/30:  treat yourself
10/7:  adaptations redux (always new ones to discuss)
10/14:  swap out books from high school required reading lists
10/21:  trick or treat (h/t MisterSplendiferous)
10/28:  masters of horror (h/t MisterSplendiferous)

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