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 booksquadgoals.com, where we have weekly posts about books, pop culture, and probably our pets. We love our pets.


All Episodes

Othersode #69: We Got a Dollar Once / Persuasion with Tirzah Price

Wink, wink. 😉 Why is the Book Squad winking at you? Because we watched the new “Persuasion” adaptation on Netflix, that’s why! Join us and special guest Tirzah Price for our discussion about the film, including the fourth wall-breaking, the…

BSG #69: A Chilling Portrait of Womanhood / Notes on an Execution

The Book Squad visits death row this week with our discussion about “Notes on an Execution” by Danya Kukafka. We talk about the narrative structure and writing style, morality and choice, and the fascination with serial killers and crime. Next we get…

Othersode #68: Everyone’s Gay! / The Time Traveler’s Wife

Zip back in time with the Book Squad for our discussion of the new HBO series The Time Traveler’s Wife. We talk about the differences between the novel and the show (and that one movie no one liked), the “grooming” criticisms, the pacing, the casting,…

BSG #68: Who is Raven? / Book of Night

Special guest Ellis (and her shadow) joins the Book Squad this week for our discussion of Holly Black’s adult debut, Book of Night. We dig into the novel’s magic system, adult vs. YA fantasy writing, character development, and how we felt about the…

Othersode #67: Sometimes You Only Have So Many Voices Inside You / I Kissed Shara Wheeler

The Squad is joined by special guest, author Susie Dumond, to discuss I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston. We talk about “likable” characters, queer representation in YA books (featuring a special “Ask a Man” appearance by Todd), the book’s…

BSG #67: Not a Beach Read / Sundial

We’re going deep into the Mojave desert this week to talk about Catriona Ward’s new novel Sundial. Join the squad as we discuss the book’s structure, perspective vs. reality, wild plot twists, and unexpected reveals. Then we get into some listener…

Othersode #66: Bernie is Climate Change / Weekend at Bernie’s

Bernie, boys, and babies! The Book Squad husbands join us as we finally discuss the 1989 film masterpiece* “Weekend at Bernie’s.” We talk about the movie’s cult status, how the comedy works and doesn’t work, and why Terry Kiser deserves a shelf full…

BSG #66: I Draw the Line at Teeth / Reprieve

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The Book Squad locks themselves in a full-contact haunted house for the night in their latest episode! Just kidding, but they do discuss Reprieve by James Han Mattson. Reprieve explores themes of race and horror throughout its twisting,…

Othersode #65: This Podcast is Pro Himbo / The Lost City

Come along with us (and special guest Angela!) to the Lost City of D for our discussion of the new film “The Lost City,” starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum. We talk about romance book tropes on screen, our favorite funny moments, the appeal of…

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