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Bad On Paper

Nov 10, 2021

It’s been a big year of reading, and today we’re talking about our favorite books from 2021! We each picked a top 5 and also had our listeners weigh in on the best books—from thrillers to romance to non-fiction to backlist—they read this year. If you’re in search of book recs, look no further, we have the best of the best for you!


Grace’s Favorites

- The Push by Ashley Audrain (Mystery/Thriller)

- Good Night Beautiful by Aimee Mollloy (Mystery/Thriller)

-Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (Fiction)

-Midnight Library by Matt Haig (Fiction)

-Untamed by Glennon Doyle (Non-Fiction)

-Joyful by Ingrid Fetell Lee (Non-Fiction)

-The Third Door by Alex Banayan (Non-Fiction)

-Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (Non-Fiction)

-The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Backlist)


Becca’s Favorites

-The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Mystery/Thriller)

-People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry (Romance)

-Lizzie & Dante by Mary Bly (Romance)

-Seven Days in June by Tia Williams (Romance)

-The People We Keep by Allison Larkin (Fiction)

-The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand (Backlist)


Listener Reccomendations!

-The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz (Mystery/Thriller)

-Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger (Mystery/Thriller)

-The Wife and The Widow by Christian White (Mystery/Thriller)

-Olympus Texas by Stacey Swann (Fiction)

-Anxious People by Fredrik Backman (Fiction)

-Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans (Fiction)

-Detransition Baby by Torrey Peters (Fiction)

-We Are Not Like Them by Christine Pride (Fiction) 

-Expecting Better by Emily Oster (Non-Fiction)

-Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Non-Fiction)

-Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner (Non-Fiction)

-Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell (Non-Fiction)

-The Wreckage of My Presence by Casey Wilson (Non-Fiction)

-Indistractable by Nir Eyal (Non-Fiction)

-A Most Beautiful Thing by Arshay Cooper (Non-Fiction)

-A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (Backlist)

-Summer of 69 by Elin Hilderbrand (Backlist)


The Morning Show 

A Discovery of Witches 


What we Read this week!

Ghosts by Dolly Alderton

Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl

Always, in December by Emily Stone

If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich


November Book Club Pick:

Ghosts by Dolly Alderton



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