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:  Are there books that have to be read in a certain order to avoid spoilers?  Not just series, but loosely associated books and intertextuality?  Naming books should be fine, but please mark particular spoilers with the spoiler tag:  <spoiler>words words words</spoiler>
(hat tip to MisterSplendiferous)

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. Images related to a post are fine, though.

upcoming topics:
6/16:  the definition of insanity
6/23:  deal breakers
6/30:  overshadowed
7/7:  captures a truth about your country/city/region
7/14:  unexpected search result

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