Book Squad Goals
About This Show
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.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
BSG #18: Soooorrrrrryyyyyyyyy / The Leftovers
What would you do if people started disappearing for no reason? Would you join a cult? Take a vow of silence? Run around barefoot smoking weed? Act like everything was normal? This week on the podcast, the Book Squad delves into this, Spongebob Squarepants, and more as we discuss the novel “The Leftovers” by Tom Perrotta. Plus, we finally get answers on how Michael was able to eat his flatbread and we apologize A LOT. Sorry.
Don’t forget to check out http://booksquadgoals.com for info on our upcoming books and to read all of our cool blog posts. On our next episode: We discuss “Jennifer’s Body” (now streaming, so watch it or rewatch it to prepare), and Emily interviews Grady Hendrix about his latest novel “We Sold Our Souls.” Please rate & review us on Apple Podcasts, and send any and all feedback, questions, and pet pictures to email@example.com
0:41 - Which of our pets would get raptured?
5:45 - The Leftovers: WHOOSH a summary
7:41 - Disclaimer: Kelli works for The Man
8:37 - The Garveys and grief
13:45 - Why did everyone disappear?
17:17 - What people turn to in moments of desperation
19:15 - The Guilty Remnant
22:30 - Which cult is the worst?
23:52 - Which characters do we identify with?
31:20 - Christmas
35:00 - Spongebob Squarepants
43:22 - Emily’s Theory
47:00 - It’s easier to move past things when you’re angry
54:06 - What of the ending?
1:08:40 - The TV show
1:14:11 - Our ratings
1:17:14 - Some other Tom Perrotta books
1:18:40 - Send us feedback on these books, guys
1:20:02 - What’s on da blerrrg
1:26:33 - Michael explains his flatbread
1:28:20 - Our next episode: Not about Sharp Objects SORRY
Our next book is "The Trespasser" by Tana French!Read more »