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

Minisode #7: Meltedy Spoonpisode / Room

The Book Squad explores the tiny yet oh-so-rich world of “Room” by Emma Donoghue. We talk about our favorite Jack-isms, Ma’s character, and how we feel about the child narration. We also answer a terrible bookclub discussion question and dive into the…

BSG #7: Hello, Infant / All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

Find out what happens when the whole Book Squad finally agrees on a book! (As Kelli says, now we know “what we can all get on board with.”) This week the Squad discusses Bryn Greenwood’s “All the Ugly and Wonderful Things,” and questions their own…

Minisode #6: We All Float / Stephen King’s IT

Join your favorite squad of “losers” on a journey through the sewers of Derry, Maine as we discuss the 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King’s “IT.” How does Bill Skarsgård’s Pennywise compare to Tim Curry’s performance in the 1990 miniseries? Why did…

BSG #6: A Lotta Lotto / Fates & Furies

Can you ever truly know your spouse? The Book Squad tackles relationship conundrums and more as we discuss Lauren Groff’s novel “Fates and Furies.” There’s even a special guest appearance by Ask-A-Man favorite Joe! Plus: We weigh in on BiP/The next…

Minisode #5: Sorting Orphans / Interview with Laurel Snyder

The Book Squad supports Susan in the next step of her Harry Potter journey: her official sorting! Find out what house she gets and what the other Squad members are. Plus, Emily interviews Laurel Snyder, author of ‘Orphan Island.’ They discuss where…

BSG #5: The Book is Always Better: The Girl with All the Gifts

Special guest Adam joins the squad for a discussion of M. R. Carey’s “The Girl with All the Gifts.” We talk zombie tropes, narrative style, and what it means to be human. We also talk about the movie, which we were led to believe would be better than…

Minisode #4: Hate-pisode: The Couple Next Door

The Book Squad finally exorcises our anger over “The Couple Next Door” by Shari Lapena, the book we love to hate, in our first ever hate-pisode. This book has everything: baby kidnapping, shoddy detective work, kinky sex games, and, of course, Zoloft….

BSG #4: A Tale of Group Parenting, Romance, and BBQ / Perfect Little World

BBQ. Child Psychology. Group Parenting. Kevin Wilson’s “Perfect Little World” has just about everything, but the Squad would really like some more reality show-style trash, please. Join the Squad as we discuss the novel’s characters, pacing, and of…

Minisode #3: Guess What? I’m a Woman Thing / The Handmaid’s Tale

The Book Squad dissects the blessed fruit that is Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’ Hear our thoughts on the show’s political timeliness and its feminist wins (and shortcomings). We have lots of feelings about Serena Joy, as well as the fabulous red…

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