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Chub Rub Book Club

Chub Rub Book Club

By Jenny & Shelby
Reviewing books, celebrating bodies. Join Jenny & Shelby for a deep dive into a new book every episode!
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely
This episode covers A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. We talk about books from our childhood, disability, ~extrabiblical~ sources (don't worry, Jenny explains it), noble sacrifice, non-romantic love, and the joy of fairytale retellings. Okay, there's another frozen reference - don't hate. CW: attempted suicide, kidnapping, abuse, and PTSD
August 01, 2021
All the Stars and Teeth
This episode covers All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace. We talk about book-to-movie/TV dreams and nightmares, what Horcruxes have to do with pirates, the death penalty, Shelby's alter-ego, re-growing limbs, the USA's "Founding Fathers", and how mermaids are the coolest. CW: violence, rape, slavery
August 01, 2021
Children of Blood and Bone
This episode covers Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. We talk about race, allyship, systemic oppression, sibling & friend relationships, and power (both the magical and the societal kind). CW: extreme violence against people of color  *Disclaimer! This episode was recorded in early 2020 and much has happened in this country and this world since then. Our conversation might be a little dated, but this book is more important than ever. Though we are imperfect and still learning, we (Jenny and Shelby) stand in solidarity with Black Indigenous people of color and are committed to antiracism. If you would like to do the same, you can start with a donation to any of the following organizations: The Loveland Foundation: Campaign Zero: The Bail Project: Know Your Rights Camp: Communities United Against Police Brutality: National Bail Out:
July 31, 2021
The Lunar Chronicles
This episode covers every book in the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. We talk about #COVID, discrimination and experimentation in medicine, personhood (and how it can include robots), mental illness, and body dysmorphia. CW: mental illness, rape, body dysmorphia, racism, & ableism
August 22, 2020
Blanca & Roja
In our first book chat, we start with fairytales and end with zombies & Jesus. It may or may not make sense, but it promises some good quality body talk! CW: PTSD, mental illness, colorism. Transcript and show notes coming soon to the website!
July 31, 2020
Get to know your hosts! We discuss our favorite reads, how this podcast came to be, and what the heck we mean by “chub rub”. CW: fatphobia; JK Rowling’s bigotry. Transcription & show notes can be found at
July 15, 2020