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Bad On Paper

Dec 13, 2023

For the last episode of 2023, it’s time to talk about the best books we read in this year! Becca and Olivia each share their top 10 books they read, and we play calls from listeners sharing their favorite books from 2023! 


Becca’s Best Books of the Year: 

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

Tom Lake by Ann Patchett

You Again by Kate Goldbeck

Maybe Once, Maybe Twice by Allison Rose Greenberg

Practice Makes Perfect by Sarah Adams

The Rachel Incident by Caroline O’Donahue

Adelaide by Genevieve Wheeler

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

The Celebrants by Steven Rowley


Olivia’s best books of the year

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver 

The Whispers by Ashley Audrain 

The Christmas Orphans Club by Becca Freeman 

Yellowface by RF Kuang 

Tom Lake by Ann Patchett

Talking at Night by Clare Daverley 

Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano

The Quiet Tenant by Clemence Michallon

Banyan Moon by Thao Thai


Listener Best Books of the Year

The Force of Such Beauty by Barbara Bourland 

The Coffee Shop of Curiosities by Heather Webber

Setting the Table by Danny Meyers

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Shark Heart: A Love Story by Emily Habeck

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Darker Shades of Magic Series by V.E. Schwab

Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman 

Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

In Memoriam by Alice Winn 

The Rachel Incident by Caroline O’Donahue

Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches bySangu Mandanna

Left on Tenth: A Second Chance at Life: A Memoir by Delia Ephron

The Wishing Game by Meg Shaffer

Strong Female Character by Fern Brady

The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden



Olivia - Four Christmases

Becca - Axiom Chain Necklace and the Ridge Heart Charm Pendant from Missoma


What we read this week!

Becca - The Art of Scandal by Regina Black

Olivia - Blood Sisters by Vanessa Lillie



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