It's our favourite episode of the year – our favourite books, films, TV and audio of the year. Thank you for joining us in 2022 and supporting our wonderful authors.
We've started a Substack for Better Words to give you extra mini recommendations each month outside of our podcast episodes. Come join us!
You can also find us Storygraph: Michelle and Caitlin.
Season 10 (can you BELIEVE?!) will be in your ears in a few months.
We're keeping recommendations brief. If we've featured or discussed the book before, we'll link to the episode.
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Babel by R.F. Kuang*All My Mothers by Joanna Glen* (original rec)The Seven Skins of Esther Wilding by Holly Ringland*
Girl Friends by Holly Bourne Cat Lady by Dawn O'PorterYinka, Where is Your Huzband? by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn* (interview)
Libby Lawrence is Good at Pretending by Jodi McAlister* (interview)The Cult of Romance by Sarah Ayoub* (interview)August and Jones by Pip Harry* (interview)
Unnecessary Drama by Nina Kenwood* (interview)Blood to Poison by Mary Watson* (interview)Sugar by Carly Nugent* (interview)
How to Be Perfect by Mike Schur Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew PerryI'm Glad My Mom Died by Jeanette McCurdy
Why Did You Stay? by Rebecca Humphries (read my Substack review)Redhanded: An Exploration of Criminals, Cannibals, Cults, and What Makes a Killer Tick by Suruthi Bala and Hannah McGuireParsnips, Buttered by Joe Lycett
Caitlin: Tiny Uncertain Miracles by Michelle Johnston
Michelle: The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex
The hype read
Caitlin: Book Lovers by Emily Henry
Michelle: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins-Reid
The book we recommend to each other
Caitlin: I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jeanette McCurdy
Michelle: All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O'Donohue
The new release we want to read
Caitlin: Love & Autism by Kay Kerr
Michelle: The Vintage Shop of Second...