Launched in April 2020, the MarSocSci Book Club is an opportunity for members to come together through the reading of an ocean themed book (of course!) and a monthly informal chat.
Initially formed in response to the separation and lack of gathering and networking opportunities of 2020 (and beyond!), each month, the MarSocSci Book Club members read a book selected at random (from a really long list!) and then come together to discuss it online through our social media platforms and also through a monthly chat. These monthly catch ups are safe, open and inclusive places – everyone is welcome – you don’t even have to finish (or even start!) the book to join us.
You can check out all of our MarSocSci Book Club reads below, and join in with us by emailing [email protected] or using the #MarSocSciBookClub on our social media platforms.
“This is a book that makes you think. Primarily, it makes you think about homelessness. About the people who become homeless, the circumstances leading to their homelessness, ways of coping with it, our reactions when we come face-to-face with homeless people, stereotypes, and above all, how we might cope when confronted with this ourselves”
“If there’s one brief way to describe “The Outrun”, I think you could call it a very human story. There is so much constant change and uncertainty, a strong quest for understanding and knowledge and beautiful restorative moments spent in nature and with the sea. The main magic of this book for me lies in Amy’s incredible courage and vulnerability to share her story freely and without the need to smoothen all the edges. It’s an often rough account of life’s unpredictability, the struggles of mental health and addiction and infinite loops exploring the questions of ‘Where do I belong’ and ‘How do I find things that serve me and make me happy?’”