Hi all! Happy Tuesday, are you finally feeling over thanksgiving slump? I’m missing my family and friends in MN, but Christmas will be here before we know it. Today, I wanted to share some more reads with you! In case you missed it, I shared my book club reads about a month ago.
- Born to Run- Christopher McDougall- I read this book in college when I was starting my marathon career. It’s a great book about the Tahumara tribe in Mexico who runs faster and further than anyone in the world. The journalism is awesome and I love how the book reads.
- Courage to Soar- Simone Biles- I went to a lunch in September that Simone Biles spoke at. Her story as a foster child to being adopted by her grandparents is a great story on adversity. After hearing her speak, I instantly got her book online. It was really cool to hear her story, and read more about someone I look up to. It’s a quick read!
- Why Not Me and Is everybody hanging out without me — Mindy Kaling– I’ve always liked Mindy Kaling as an author and writer. I stumbled upon her audio books because they were easy to get from the library. I listened to them when I was traveling for work. They were both quick light-hearted reads.
- When to Rob A Bank … and 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants- Steven D Leavitt and Stephen J Dubner -to be honest I’m not sure if this qualifies at non fiction, but we are going with it. This book takes the Freakonomics blog and organizes it into a readable book. I’ve always loved Freakonomics books and the podcasts, so I really enjoyed this book. It made me think a lot.
- Modern Romance- Aziz Ansari- This is a book by Aziz which explores how dating has changed in the modern world with apps, the internet, travel, and movement in people’s lives. This book had a lot more science than I expected, but it also had witty Aziz jokes that I appreciated. It made me laugh while teaching me a lot.
- A Tale for the Time Being- I found this book from the UW Go Big Read archives. This summary tells it best– “A Tale for the Time Being is a powerful story about the ways in which reading and writing connect two people who will never meet. Spanning the planet from Tokyo’s Electric Town to Desolation Sound, British Columbia, and connected by the great Pacific gyres, A Tale for the Time Being tells the story of a diary, washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox, and the profound effect it has on the woman who discovers it.” There is a lot of exploration and discussion about suicide and how it is viewed in different cultures. It took me a bit to get into this book, but I really liked it at the end.
- Side note, I guess since my book club reads had a lot of fiction in there, I chose non-fiction or biographies for my other reading.
Thanks Amanda for letting me Link up today