Cam and Ru Start a Book Club

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By: Cam Elliott

Hello from Cam and Ru! We're a son and mom duo that happen to be very different people but both love reading. In this monthly podcast book club, we'll discuss a book's characters, themes, and authors, while also discussing how these stories relate to our own lives. Please read along with us!

Aravind Adiga - Amnesty
#5
07/26/2021

This month, we’re discussing undocumented immigration, cultural assimilation, and murder + justice. Join us as we discuss Aravind Adiga’s highly anticipated ‘Amnesty’!


Elly Griffiths - The Postscript Murders
#4
06/15/2021

We’re back with a lighter themed episode showcasing fun things like murder, suspicion, amateur detectiving, and of course – coffee! Join us as we discuss Elly Griffiths’ ‘The Postscript Murders’!


Emma Donoghue - The Pull of the Stars
#3
05/23/2021

Third time's the charm, and we're diving into Emma Donoghue's 'The Pull of the Stars', a fictional story that takes place in an infected maternity ward during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Ireland, spanning 3 fast-paced days. Themes include living during a pandemic, science vs. superstition, sexual education, feminism/women's rights, religion, and more!


Christopher McDougall - Running with Sherman
#2
05/02/2021

We're back to talk about Christopher McDougall's 'Running with Sherman', an exciting – and sometimes hilarious – tale about a neglected donkey turned burro racer, with additional themes like animal therapy, feminism, ageism, depression, and more. Book synopsis: a heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America, and, in the process, discovering the life-changing power of the human-animal connection.


Naima Coster - What's Mine and Yours
#1
03/16/2021

In our very first episode, we discuss Naima Coster's 'What's Mine and Yours', delving into themes of racism, LGBTQIA rights, women's rights, motherhood, and so much more! Book synopsis: When a county initiative in NC draws students from a mostly Black high school across town to a nearly all-white high school, a community rises in outrage.