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 #13: DNF Something / No One Is Coming to Save Us

Join the #BookSquad in Pinewood, North Carolina for a not-so-Gatsby retelling of ‘The Great Gatsby’ in ‘No One Is Coming to Save Us’ by Stephanie Powell Watts. The squad discusses characterization, pregnancy and motherhood, and the role of memory and…

Othersode #12: Weekend at Area X / Annihilation

Join the squad as we journey deep into Area X for our long-awaited discussion of ANNIHILATION! In this episode, we tackle Alex Garland’s trippy adaptation of the Jeff VanderMeer novel, and we ask all of the important questions: What is this film…

BSG #12 – Zombie Carolina / American War

This week, the squad tackles global warming and animosity between the North and South. Are we talking about the past? Are we talking about the present? Neither! We’re discussing America in the year 2073 as the country is in the middle of its second…

Othersode #11: A High Budget Movie About Average Sex / 50 Shades Freed

On a very sexy edition of #BookSquadGoals, the squad breaks down the new film “Fifty Shades Freed,” the so-called “climax” of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. Join us as we discuss the strange plot, the use of ice cream during sex, pop sensation Rita…

BSG #11: Men Are Canceled / The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Come with us to the glamorous world of old Hollywood as we discuss Taylor Jenkins Reid’s “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.” The Squad talks about the narrative framing of the novel, how race and queer sexuality are treated, juicy Hollywood gossip,…

Minisode #10: Our Favorite 2017 Things / Interview with James Markert

2017 was a trash fire at times, but the Squad found joy amongst the garbage in books, music, movies, comedy and podcasts. We each count down our top three pop culture things from 2017 and tell you why they were seriously awesome in their own special…

BSG #10: Put a tail on it! / The Book of Speculation

Special guest Mary Kay from “Everything Trying to Kill You” joins the squad to discuss Erika Swyler’s novel “The Book of Speculation.” In this episode, we discuss the ins and out of circus literature (which is totally a thing), tarot readings, family…

Minisode #9: Star Wars is Just Like the Lizzie McGuire Movie

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…four women known as the #BookSquad braved crowded theaters on opening weekend to see the new Star Wars movie: The Last Jedi. Listen as we discuss our favorite Star Wars movies, the best characters (Kylo Ren…

BSG #9: I’m More of a Bundy Girl / The Girls

Dive into the gritty, acid-soaked world of Emma Cline’s ‘The Girls’ with the Squad. Get in the Mansony mood by taking the Which Famous Serial Killer Are You? quiz with us. Then we discuss Cline’s writing style and why we love our narrator, Evie, and…

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