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Bad On Paper

Dec 14, 2022

We’re finishing 2022 on a strong note by talking about our favorite books of 2022! We cover our favorite reads spanning 6 different categories, and play voicemails from YOU about your favorite books!

Favorite Book Club Pick

Olivia: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Becca: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir, You Made a Fool Of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

Listeners: Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult, Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson


Favorite Romance

Olivia: Book Lovers by Emily Henry, Every Summer After by Carley Fortune

Becca: Every Summer After by Carley Fortune

Listeners: Every Summer After by Carley Fortune, Thank you for Listening by Julia Whelan, A Caribbean Heiress in Paris by Adriana Herrera, After Hours on Milagro Street by Angelina M. Lopez


Favorite Mystery, Thriller, or Suspense 

Olivia: Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka

Becca: Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins


Favorite Literary Fiction

Olivia: Fellowship Point by Alice Elliot Dark, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Becca: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin, Marrying the Ketchups by Jennifer Close

Listeners: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin, The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post by Allison Pataki


Favorite Wildcard 

Olivia: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt 

Becca: The Unsinkable Greta James by Jennifer E Smith, The ARC by Tory Henwood Hoen

Listeners: Ace: What Asexuality Reveals about Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex by

Angela Chen, I’m Glad my Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy, The Wreckage of my Presence by Casey Wilson, The Selection by Kiera Cass


Favorite Book of the Year 

Olivia: We All Want Impossible Things by Catherine Newman

Becca: This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub

Listeners: Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, Babel by R.F. Kuang, Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen


More Listener Reccomendations!!!

Human Kind: a Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman, A Promised Land by Barack Obama, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel, Heartless by Elise Silver, Fool Hearts by Emmy Sanders, Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score, Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score, Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley C Ford



Becca: Basking in glow of christmas tree lights

Olivia: For the Love of Pickles Facebook Group


What we read this week!

Olivia: Scandalized by Ivy Owens, These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham Grant, The Villa by Rachel Hawkins, Fellowship Point by Alice Elliot Dark

Becca: The Christmas Wish by Lindsey Kelk



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