Book Squad Goals

Book Squad Goals


Latest Episodes

BSG #31: Speaking of Boning / Circe
August 12, 2019

Get exiled with the #BookSquad to the deserted island of Aeaea as we discuss Madeline Miller’s second novel, "Circe." We talk about our favorite myths, whether this novel is feminist, what’s so great about mortals, witchy witchcraft, and more. We also...

Othersode #30: Simba Did It Fully Nude / The Lion King 2019
July 29, 2019

In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the #BookSquad meets todaaaaay! Get your singing voices ready for our discussion of the new "Lion King" remake. Special guest Said joins us to talk about the visual effects, standout (and not-so-standout)...

BSG #30: Evvie Drake Starts Over (with special guest Liberty Hardy!)
July 16, 2019

Things get romantic this week on #BookSquadGoals as we discuss "Evvie Drake Starts Over," the debut novel by Linda Holmes. Special guest Liberty Hardy joins us to talk about pop culture in books, the romance genre, themes of grief and guilt, and of...

Othersode #29: Kelli Is Single / Black Mirror Season 5
July 01, 2019

If this podcast was a "Black Mirror" episode, the #BookSquad would take over your brain and control your motor functions and force you to subscribe to our podcast...alas, this is just a regular BSG episode, but it’s about "Black Mirror" - Season 5. We...

BSG #29: Emma Fay Voice / The Mars Room
June 17, 2019

Grab an orange jumpsuit and cuff your ankles together because the #BookSquad is heading to prison this week for our discussion of Rachel Kushner’s novel The Mars Room. We talk about characterization, how this relates to other prison-based media, and...

Othersode #28: I want it, I got it / Travelsode
June 03, 2019

This week, instead of traveling to the fictional locale of a novel, we’re going to New Orleans IN REAL LIFE. That’s right, the #BookSquad got together for real and spent a weekend trying food and drink, looking for lost cars, taking high-quality model...

BSG #28: This American Book / An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
May 20, 2019

Where were you when the Carls appeared? Join the #Squad for a discussion of Hank Green’s debut novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. We talk about the book’s unique angle on its themes, voice and characterization, and what the heck new adult lit is....

Othersode #27: Putdownable: A Hatepisode / A Stranger in the House
May 06, 2019

Grab a drink because you’re gonna need it. It’s time for our second #Hatepisode, featuring "A Stranger in the House" by Shari Lapena. We discuss the bonkers plot, the cardboard characters, and the oh-my-goodness-it’s-so-bad writing. Then we dig into...

BSG #27: We Need To Talk About Gretel / Gingerbread
April 22, 2019

Things get magically weird this week as the #BookSquad discusses ‘Gingerbread’ by Helen Oyeyemi. We discuss childhood and nostalgia, friendship and family relationships, and what the heck is actually happening plot-wise. Plus, we talk about some of...

Othersode #26: Sometimes Dad Is Better / Pet Sematary
April 09, 2019

Get unburied with the #BookSquad (and special guest Charlie, Emily’s dad!) as we come back from the dead to talk about the new 2019 film adaptation of Stephen King’s “Pet Sematary.” We discuss grief, death and the big changes between the book (and...