I often have ADD when it comes to reading, so I am almost always reading more than one book at once. I am constantly talking myself out of buying more books to read, convincing myself I need to finish the one (or 10) I’ve started before I can buy a new one. Realistically, I should probably own stock in Barnes and Noble or Amazon (someone please buy me a Kindle!).
Anyway, here are some great books I am in the process of reading…and I am always looking for new ones if you have any to suggest! Also, I have a variety of types of books that I am reading, depending on my mood. Hence the categories below.
Summer is the best time to curl up with a book at the pool or on the porch, or after your workout of course! (all book images from Amazon.com)
A great read about sustainability of food and land resources. If you like local food, farmer’s markets, and eating a well balanced diet, this is a very cool read.
If you have never read a Chelsea Handler book or seen her show, go out now and do so. This. Is. Hilarious. Like ‘pee your pants’ hilarious, and a quick read.
This gal was originally homeless, and through hard work, dedication, and a love for learning, she found herself applying and being accepted to Harvard University. I think she was on Oprah at some point if I remember correctly… Very interesting and empowering story about working with the hand you are dealt in life.
Interested in barefoot running, or just how to rid yourself of running injuries in general? A must read. I listened to the physical therapist who treated McDougall speak at the last ACSM National Converence in Denver, and I was so enlightened! Lots of concrete, well-researched evidence on the benefits of proper biofeedback during running.
All are great so far. I also highly recommend any of Michael Pollan’s books, especially The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. I “read” this on Audiobook during my crazy commutes and this has become one of my favorite books. An incredible, eye opening read!
That’s it! I have so many more great books I can recommend, especially geared toward nutrition, exercise, and proper recovery. Anyone interested in a fitness/health themed book post? Let me know.