This week, Mackenzie and Lily go into controversial territory and unpack five of the most polarizing popular romance and love story-adjacent novels to come out in the past couple of years. Get ready for hot takes on hot takes. Major episode timestamps: Introduction (0:00), Housekeeping (1:23), Introduction to Main Topic (2:17), Discussion of In Five Years by Rebecca Serle (3:54), Discussion of The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo (10:10), Discussions of The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver (24:20), Discussion of The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai (29:42), Discussion of Anxious People by Fredrik Backman (38:31), Honorable Mentions (45:42), What Else We’re Reading (48:34), Conclusion (51:24) You can get full show notes and episode transcriptions on the Bad Bitch Book Club website: http://badbitchbookclub.com/podcast. Give us a five-star rating wherever you get your podcasts, and say hi to us at @F2LPodcast on Twitter and Instagram. You can also join the private F2L Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292095932008569.
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Friends to Lovers is a Bad Bitch Book Club podcast hosted by BBBC founder Mackenzie Newcomb and writer, editor, and bestie Lily Herman. Each week, they use books as a jumping off point to talk about sex, relationships, dating, love, romance, and more. Podcast logo by MKW Creative Co. (https://mkwcreative.co/) and music by Eliza Rose Vera (http://www.elizarosevera.com).
In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver
The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
From Scratch by Tembi Locke
A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda Collins
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