Cam and Ru Start a Book Club

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! 

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E07 - Alice Hoffman - Practical Magic

    S01 E07 - Alice Hoffman - Practical Magic

    Happy Halloween from Cam and Ru! To celebrate our favorite holiday, we're discussing a surprise book – Alice Hoffman's 'Practical Magic'. Themes include: spooky hauntings, sisterhood and familial relationships, and more!

    41:58
  • S01 E06 - Terry McMillan - It's Not All Downhill from Here

    S01 E06 - Terry McMillan - It's Not All Downhill from Here

    This month, Cam and Ru discuss ageism, sibling rivalries, LGBTQIA+, and the sometimes challenging relationships between parents and children. Join us as we discuss Terry McMillan's much-talked-about ‘It's Not All Downhill from Her...

    41:10
  • S01 E05 - Aravind Adiga - Amnesty

    S01 E05 - Aravind Adiga - Amnesty

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

    46:06
  • S01 E04 - Elly Griffiths - The Postscript Murders

    S01 E04 - Elly Griffiths - The Postscript Murders

    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’!

    01:12:05
  • S01 E03 - Emma Donoghue - The Pull of the Stars

    S01 E03 - Emma Donoghue - The Pull of the Stars

    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. The...

    01:12:07