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Bad On Paper

Jan 25, 2023

It’s time for our first book club of 2023! This month we’re talking about The Villa by Rachel Hawkins. We’ve heard a lot from our listeners about this book, and we’re so excited to talk about it finally!


We share our thoughts about the two timelines, our theories about the ending, and play amazing listener voicemails with thoughts and theories about the book. We also discuss what sets The Villa apart from a typical thriller, how it plays with the idea of the self-help guru, and how this book was inspired by the circumstances in which Frankenstein was written.  


If you liked The Villa, you might love The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins, Groupies by Sarah Priscus, and Sister Stardust by Jane Green.



Olivia: Puffer vests

Becca: Halfbaked Harvest Creamy White Chicken Chili


What we read this week!

Becca: All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir, Seven Days in June by Tia Williams, (check for content warnings for these two!), and Love & Other Words by Christina Lauren.

Olivia: The House is on Fire by Rachel Beanland


February’s Book Club Pick: Before I Let Go by Kennedy Ryan (check for content warnings before picking it up!)



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