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:  in honor of some recent country-specific holidays, what books capture a truth about where you’re from?  It could be your country, state, region, city, or geographic feature (desert, mountains, coast, etc.).  Is the book a celebration?  A criticism?  A subversion? 

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:
7/14:  weird/ unexpected search result
7/21:  world lit (every 80 days)
7/28:  no two people ever read the same book

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