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

All Episodes

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…

BSG #3: Horrorstör: JUST ORSK!

This week, the Book Squad explores a haunted IKEA-esque furniture outlet in a discussion of Grady Hendrix’s ‘HORRORSTÖR!’ Warning: spooky sounds to follow.

1:13 – Introductions – What horror movie subgenre is scariest to you?

6:03 – What did we…

Minisode #2: #BookSquadGoals is GROOT

This week, the Book Squad lands on Planet Ego for a conversation about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! Plus, hear our reactions to the first two episodes of the Bachelorette.

0:30 – Introductions & quiz time! Take the quiz along with us here:…

BSG #2: FUTUREMOUSE! / White Teeth

What is FutureMouse? Are our teeth a part of our identity? And who, for the love of god, is KEVIN? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this week’s episode as the squad dives into Zadie Smith’s 2000 novel ‘White Teeth.’

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BSG Minisode #1: Bonjour! BonJOUR! Bonjour (bonjour) BONJOUR!

Join the Book Squad on a journey to provincial France for a discussion of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! On their first-ever minisode, Emily, Kelli, Mary, and Susan cover the recent live action adaptation of the story and how it compares to the 1991…

BSG #1: Here I Am / Here We Are

Books. Pop culture. Doggos and kitties. Four cool ladies trying not to say “like” so much. Join the Book Squad for their first ever episode, a discussion of Jonathan Safran Foer’s 2016 novel ‘Here I Am’.

Introductions – 1:39

Summary of ‘Here I Am’…

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