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

BSG #92: Iconically Weird Behavior / The Sun Sets in Singapore

Get transported to the other side of the world with the squad (minus Mary) as we discuss The Sun Sets in Singapore, the debut novel by Kehinde Fadipe! We discuss the main characters’ struggles and story arcs, the women’s friendships, the ~drama~, and…

Othersode #91: But What if It Did? / Irish Wish

You probably didn’t think we were going to cover the new Lindsay Lohan Netflix film Irish Wish…but what if we did?? Come along to the Emerald Isle with the squad and special guest Nathan Simmons, co-host of Oh! That’s a Scary Movie podcast, as we…

BSG #91: Giambattista Basile: My Enemy / Thornhedge

Mirror, mirror, on the wall… oh wait, that was our last book. Join the squad on another journey into the land of fairytales and their tropes as we discuss Thornhedge, the latest novella by T. Kingfisher. Special guest Jen educates us on everything…

Othersode #90: Leo’s Lemonade / This Is Me… Now

From the hearts…the minds…the dreams…of the Book Squad…comes a special discussion of the Jennifer Lopez film? visual album? This Is Me…Now. It’s hard to describe our chat because it’s hard to describe this project. But some topics we cover include:…

BSG #90: Thomas Cruise M’pother IV / Rouge

Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty – we’re talking about Rouge by Mona Awad! Special guest Mary Kay McBrayer (author and podcast host) joins us for a deep dive into this surreal world to chat about genre, mother-daughter relationships, the…

Othersode #89: Is She Getting Hotter? / Mean Girls: The Musical

Get in, losers; we’re listening to a podcast the whole way there! Join the Book Squad, aka the Army of Skanks, to discuss the new Mean Girls movie, which IS in fact a musical. We talk about our individual histories with Mean Girls, the music and…

BSG #89: Is J.Lo X? / Biography of X / Interview with Emily Austin

Biography, but make it fiction. Join the Book Squad for a discussion of Biography of X by Catherine Lacey. We talk about the novel’s alternative-America backdrop, the depiction of the South, X’s “art, and what is up with the narrator. After that,…

Othersode #88: Suika Fixed My Marriage / Our Favorite Things of 2023

It’s the most wonderful time of year – time for our (pretty much) annual “Best of the Year” episode! Join us as we chat about our favorite pop culture from 2023. Plus, hear from some of our 2023 guests on their favorite things of the year. Read along…

BSG #88: Googly-eyed Freak / Looking Glass Sound

Help! We’re trapped inside this podcast and we can’t get out! Just kidding, that didn’t happen to us. It happened to our friend. Or did it…? This week, the squad attempts to untangle the complexities of Catriona Ward’s latest novel, Looking Glass…

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