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Bad On Paper

Oct 18, 2023

This week we’re diving into spooky season with a fellow fall fanatic, Ashley Winstead! We talk about her newest book Midnight Is the Darkest Hour, our enthusiasm for fall, 12-foot skeletons, and we all share some Halloween-season book recs!


Psychological Thriller Book Recs

Olivia - None Of This Is True by Lisa Jewell

Ashley - If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio, Bad Habits by Amy Gentry 


Books Too scary to read with the lights out

Ashley - Delicate Condition by Danielle Valentine

Olivia - Leave The World Behind by Rumaan Alam   


Cozy but Still Autumnal Books

Ashley - The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna, The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling, Go Hex Yourself by Jessica Clare, Payback's a Witch by Lana Harper, Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman, Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

Becca - A Million Junes by Emily Henry, The Cloisters by Katy Hays


Wildcard Fall Reads

Olivia - Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Ashley - Vampires of El Norte by Isabel Cañas, Savage Appetites: True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession by Rachel Monroe

Becca - Witch of Wild Things by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland, Playing the Witch Card by Kj Dell'antonia, A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness 



Becca - Blake Rose’s Album You’ll Get it When You’re Older 

Olivia - New York Times White Chicken Chili


What we read this week!

Becca - The Burnout by Sophie Kinsella


This Month’s Book Club Pick -  The Quiet Tenant by Clemence Michallon (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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