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Your new internet besties give you a weekly dose of books, banter, and folks you should be following. Join 30-something reading enthusiasts and real-life best friends Grace Atwood and Becca Freeman every month for a book club featuring a read they promise you won’t be able to put down. In between, they’re joined by guests for conversations on careers, dating, fashion, and more.

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Your new internet besties give you a weekly dose of books, banter, and folks you should be following. Join 30-something reading enthusiasts and real-life best friends Grace Atwood and Becca Freeman every month for a book club featuring a read they promise you won’t be able to put down. In between, they’re joined by guests for conversations on careers, dating, fashion, and more.

    Destination Wedding Book Club

    Destination Wedding Book Club

    For our November Book Club we read Destination Wedding by Diksha Basu. This book is exactly what we needed as we are both missing travel, meeting new people, and big events like weddings! The story follows Tina Das, a Brooklynite who is traveling to India with her divorced parents and her best friend to attend a cousin’s lavish wedding. Both Tina and her father are looking for love while on their trip, with some pretty mixed results. This book was such a fun read we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

    • 1 hr
    Holiday Gifting with Caroline Moss

    Holiday Gifting with Caroline Moss

    Welcome to our holiday gift guide episode with Caroline Moss. Caroline is the host of “Gee Thanks, Just Bought it,” a podcast about all things shopping. Her podcast explores the fun things she and her guests have found on the internet, bought, and loved. We talk about what we’re eyeing on Black Friday, plus gift ideas for moms, best friends, kids, and the office secret santa. We hope this episode gives you some great gift ideas (we certainly checked a few people off our list while recording!).

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Royal Fashion with Elizabeth Holmes

    Royal Fashion with Elizabeth Holmes

    Elizabeth Holmes, the author of HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style joins us to talk about royal fashion moments and her new book. Elizabeth shares the analytical lens she uses to observe and report on royal style, and the message behind the clothes just as much as their glamour. We dig into the writing process, photo selection, and her favorite royal outfits (and missteps!). She also shares how recent conversations around race and racism have impacted how she covers Meghan and royal style overall.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Just Us: Our favorite movies + TV shows.

    Just Us: Our favorite movies + TV shows.

    For today’s episode, in honor of the cooler temps, we are sharing our favorite TV shows and movies. We have both been watching a lot more TV than movies. We still stick to our fav genres- Becca almost exclusively watches Rom Coms, and Grace likes anything with secret agents or lawyers, and documentaries. Differences aside, we can both agree that we really do love an old person romance… especially when Nancy Meyers is behind it. Hopefully this list will make your winter quarantine a little more entertain

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Bonus: Alexis Daria on writing complicated LatinX families and the evolving romance genre

    Bonus: Alexis Daria on writing complicated LatinX families and the evolving romance genre

    Alexis Daria is a native New Yorker, award winning author, celeb sighting specialist, who wrote our October Book Club pick, You Had Me at Hola. We get the inside scoop on her choice to write about the world of telenovelas and the ways that her own family mirrors the characters in the story. We get a peek into her writing process and how she writes such steamy sex scenes! We also get her favorite open door sex scene book recs, LatinX romance recs, and more.

    • 52 min
    You Had Me at Hola Book Club

    You Had Me at Hola Book Club

    For October’s book club, we read You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria. It's the story of Jasmine Lin Rodriguez, the lead actress of the telenovela “Carmen in Charge.” She plans to swear off men and follow her Leading Lady Plan, but her plan is compromised when she falls for her co-star, Ashton Suarez. They want to keep things private, but the paparazzi makes this impossible, causing a lot of strain on their budding relationship. We loved this book, and hope you did too!

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

Jess Addicks ,

My Quarantine Go-To

First time Reviewer but long time listener. Becca and Grace have been my quarantine pals. I started listening for the book reviews but stayed for the great advice on friendship, career, and beauty. I am a huge fan and recommend to all of my friends.

apeltz19 ,

So relaxing and great reccs

I’ve started listening to BOP the last two months or so and wish I had started years ago! I love listening to Grace and Becca chat, I feel like I’m hanging out with my friends weekly. They give great recommendations, from brands to TV shows to ways to take care of yourself. They also bring on a variety of guests and cover many different topics. Highly recommend giving them a listen!

catherine_m_day ,

My internet besties

I’ve been a follower of Grace’s blog for almost a decade and was so excited when she launched BoP with Becca. I listen every week and feel like I’m hanging out with my two best friends. I always get the best product recommendations and book picks from them. I trust their recommendations implicitly! They also have amazing guests and it’s always a great mix of low and high brow conversations.

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