Book Squad Goals

Book Squad Goals


Latest Episodes

BSG #33: Lower than Doritos and Salsa / Nine Perfect Strangers with Tirzah Price
October 07, 2019

Are you ready to change your life? Join the #BookSquad and special guest Tirzah Price (BookRiot) at Tranquillum House for our discussion of 'Nine Perfect Strangers' by Liane Moriarty. We talk about character development, body image, the “wellness”...

Othersode #32: We Have Always Lived in the Castle with Lisa Kröger and Melanie Anderson!
September 23, 2019

It’s time to get spooky with the #BookSquad and special guests Lisa Kröger and Melanie Anderson, authors of "Monster, She Wrote" (just out from Quirk!!) and hosts of the Know Fear Cast! Join us as we discuss the Shirley Jackson classic "We Have Always...

BSG #32: Back in the Habit / The Memory Police
September 10, 2019

Grab your earbuds before they disappear and listen to our discussion of The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa. We talk about the setting, character development, memory and loss, and why this novel feels so timely even though it was originally published in...

Othersode #31: Laurence Fishburne is an E-mail / Where'd You Go Bernadette & Interview w/Kate Davies
August 26, 2019

Go missing with the #BookSquad as we discuss the new movie Where’d You Go Bernadette?, based on the novel by Maria Semple. We talk about how the epistolary form translates on screen, the depiction of a few female characters, and the thing everyone is...

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...