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Bad On Paper

May 17, 2023

Summer is on our mind and we are ready to break out the beach reads! This week we talk about what characteristics make up a perfect beach read, share some books we loved reading at the beach and pool, and play listener voicemails about YOUR favorites! 


Olivia’s favorite beach reads 

Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman

Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller

Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld

Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

The One by John Marrs 

Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier

The Push by Ashley Audrain

Verity by Colleen Hoover

White Ivy by Susie Yang


Becca’s favorite beach reads

Winter in Paradise series by Elin Hilderbrand (honorable mention for The Five Star Weekend)

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

The Idea of You by Robinne Lee

Out East by John Glynn

Musical Chairs by Amy Poppel

Destination Wedding by Diksha Basu

You Made A Fool of Death With Your Beauty by Akaeke Emezi

The Guncle by Steven Rowley

The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent

Every Summer After by Carley Fortune

The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren

Same Time Next Summer by Annabel Monaghan (June 6)


Our listeners favorite beach reads

The Last Book Party by Karen Dukess

Cover Story by Susan Rigetti

The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi

The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand

Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand



Becca: Jeffrey Campbell Linques Sandals

Olivia: Queer Eye on Netflix


What we read this week!

O: The Collected Regrets of Clover by Mikki Bramer out 5/9

B: The Celebrants by Steven Rowley (out 5/30); Will They Or Won’t They by Ava Wilder (out 6/27)


This Month’s Book Club Pick - Happy Place by Emily Henry (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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