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 #22: Speaking Up On Behalf of Brunch / Little Fires Everywhere

Come with us to the idyllic community of Shaker Heights, Ohio for our discussion of “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. We discuss whether the novel is character- or plot-driven, which characters were most effective, why the book is set in the…

Othersode #21: Swilda Tinton / Suspiria

Join the #BookSquad — er, #BookCoven — for a not-so-scary look at the new “Suspiria,” directed by Luca Guadagnino. We talk about what worked and what didn’t work (but mostly what didn’t work) in this re-imagining of the 1977 film. Is the dancing…

BSG #21: Zucchini Moon / Goodbye Vitamin

Goodbye, Vitamin and Hello, new episode! This week the Squad discusses the plight of Ruth, a 30-year-old woman caring for her father, who has Alzheimer’s disease in Rachel Khong’s debut novel. We discuss the fickleness of human memory, the switch from…

Othersode #20: Daddy Skarsgård / Castle Rock / Interview with Gabrielle Moss

Enter the spoooooky world of Stephen King with The Squad as we discuss the Hulu show
“Castle Rock.” Together, we’ll tackle the tough questions, such as: What does it mean to be “evil”? Does this show have too many balls in the air? Is Bill Skarsgård…

BSG #20: The Vampire Community / Fledgling

It’s October, which means it’s time for a spoooooky bookpisode about vampires… or Ina… whatever. In this episode, the squad chats about Octavia Butler’s novel “Fledgling,” vampire mythology, Anne Rice, current events, politics, unicorn clubs, and…

Othersode #19: Triggered by Wallpaper / Sharp Objects / Interview with Sam Maggs

It’s finally here! This week, our long-awaited “Sharp Objects” discussion is finally ready for your ears. (Don’t tell Mama.) Joined by special guest and honorary squad member Janet, we get deep into spoiler territory as we chat about the beloved HBO…

BSG #19: Jaysus! / The Trespasser

Get out your magnifying glasses because it’s time for a classic detective story as we dive into Tana French’s newest novel, ‘The Trespasser.’ The #BookSquad talks about the mystery genre, the “femme fatale” character type, and subverting expectations…

Othersode #18: Hold On To Your Souls / Grady Hendrix & Jennifer’s Body

Souls are being sold all over the place in this #othersode as the squad discusses ‘Jennifer’s Body’ (2009) and Emily interviews Grady Hendrix, author of the forthcoming book ‘We Sold Our Souls.’ In the 2009 horror-comedy ‘Jennifer’s Body,’ the squad…

BSG #18: Soooorrrrrryyyyyyyyy / The Leftovers

What would you do if people started disappearing for no reason? Would you join a cult? Take a vow of silence? Run around barefoot smoking weed? Act like everything was normal? This week on the podcast, the Book Squad delves into this, Spongebob…

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