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Bad On Paper

Jun 14, 2023

Sorry to your TBR pile, it's time for another reading preview! We brought a few of our favorite book lovers on the pod to share the upcoming releases they’re excited about! And, of course, we ask THE question: If you could take a fictional character to a chain restaurant, who would you take and where would you take them? 


Olivia’s Recs

The Whispers by Ashley Audrain

Midnight is the Darkest Hour by Ashley Winstead (Out October 3)


Katie of Beach Reads & Bubbly’s Recs (follow Katie at @beachreadsandbubbly)

Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood (Out June 13)

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros (and the second book Iron Flame is out in November 2023!)


Xochitl Gonzalez’s Recs (Follow Xochitl at @xochitltheg)

Where There Was Fire by John Manuel Arias (Out August 29)

Brooklyn Crime Novel by Jonathan Lethem (Out October 3)

Her next book Anita de Monte Laughs Last comes out in March 2024


Tim Ehrenberg’s Recs (Follow Tim at @timtalksbooks

The Rachel Incident by Caroline O'Donoghue (Out June 27)

Speech Team by Tim Murphy (Out August 1)

Tom Lake by Ann Patchett (Out August 1)


Leslie Stephens’s Recs (Follow Leslie at @lesliesteph)

Banyan Moon by Thao Thai (Out June 27)

Nothing Special by Nicole Flattery (Out July 11)

Her book You’re Safe Here comes out in 2024!


Gisselle’s Recs (Follow Gisselle at @gissellereads)

Evil Eye by Etaf Rum (Out September 5)

Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll (Out September 19)


Becca’s Recs

Same Time Next Summer by Annabel Monaghan

Family Lore by Elizabeth Acevedo (Out August 1)



Becca: Nordstrom Open Edit Slides

Olivia: Vineyard Vines Sweatpants 


What we read this week!

Olivia: Swipe Up for More!: Inside the Unfiltered Lives of Influencers by Stephanie McNeal

Becca: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood, Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune; Practice Makes Perfect by Sarah Adams



This Month’s Book Club Pick - Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros (have thoughts about this book you want to share? Call in at 843-405-3157 or email us a voice memo at



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