Today’s post is about one of my favorite things – books! I’m going to break it down into a few different categories:
Running Books I Have Read:
Running With The Kenyans is one of my favorite running books. Adharanand Finn moves himself and his family to Kenya and gives you an inside look at training, racing and living in Kenya. While this might not give you much insight into your own running, it is a very entertaining book and I highly recommend it.
This is, without a doubt, one of my favorite running books. For me, it wasn’t really about minimalist running or the Tarahumara. It was just about running – and this book made me want to run. If you have not read it yet, it is a must!
This book was just okay for me. I think it’s a fine book, but to be honest, I think the Pre story may be somewhat played out.
I didn’t love this book. Paula, who is someone that I look up to a tremendous amount as an athlete, comes off a bit narcissistic – I think that is the curse of the autobiography!
Chrissie has the same issue as Paula – I think she comes off as a bit narcissistic, which I doubt she is based on her television and public appearances. The curse of the autobiography strikes again!
I think I may be guilty of sacrilege, but I hated this book. It just struck me as kind of corny. I actually found myself skimming and occasionally skipping pages, which I never do! I realize that this is a running classic, but it wasn’t for me.
I thought this was a pretty fun book. It wasn’t my favorite but it was definitely entertaining. I wanted to keep reading, while at the same time it made me want to go out for a run.
I’m currently in the middle of this one so it’s too early to give an in-depth comment. I’ll just say that Kilian seems to be a very introspective guy, and I’ll leave it at that for now.
Running Books I Have Not Read:
I’m a Scott Jurek fan and I’m very interested to read more about his diet. Also, if I can motivate myself, I’d like to try some of the recipes in the book. This is definitely on my to-read list.
This one is probably next on my to-read list. I’m a huge fan of irunfar, and Bryon Powell, the author, is the “Runner-In-Chief” of the site. I’ve flipped through this one at the bookstore and it looks like it is loaded with good info, including numerous training plans. Check it out if you’re interested in running an ultra!
I’m interested in this book because Lopez Lomong went to high school about fifteen minutes from here and he has an amazing story.
Non-Running Books That I Would Like To Read:
I’m a huge fan of Tatiana de Rosnay! Sarah’s Key is one of my all-time favorite books and I have yet to read something of Tatiana’s that I do not like. I can’t wait to start her new book!
I don’t really know anything about this author but this sounds like a very good book. It’s not at the top of my list, but hopefully I’ll have a chance to give it a go.
I enjoyed Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and this is the sequel. I’m looking forward to it!
What is your favorite running book?
What is your favorite non-running book?
What are you reading right now?