Book Squad Goals

Looking for a book club but don't have time to squeeze real-life meetings into your schedule? Join Book Squad Goals, a bi-weekly podcast about—you guessed it—books, plus all the garbage pop culture we consume when we’re not reading (that’s what our “othersodes” are for!). While you’re paying attention, check out our website & blog at, where we have weekly posts about books, pop culture, and probably our pets. We love our pets.

BSG #46: Super Into Twins / The Vanishing Half

Join the #BookSquad for a chat about Brit Bennett’s newest novel, “The Vanishing Half.” We discuss memory and time, identity and choice, and performance, as well as our favorite stories about twins. Next, we read some listener feedback on “Magic for Liars” and “We Set the Dark on Fire” and catch up with what’s on the #BookSquadBlog, including a spooky movie series and book and TV reviews. Watch “The Haunting of Bly Manor” on Netflix for our next #Othersode on October 19, and read along for our next #Bookpisode on Paul Tremblay’s “Survivor Song” on November 2. Send your feedback to!

:30 – Icebreaker q and intros!
9:20 – Book intro
11:06 – Time, memory, structure
17:30 – Identity struggles and crises
32:25 – Let’s talk about race
48:10 – Moralizing and where the characters end up
62:30 – Ratings!
1:07:37 – Feedback
1:15:23 – What’s on the blog? What’s up next?

Link to Mean Book Club’s “Couple Next Door” Episode:

Emily on Hugos There Podcast:

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