I'm in the middle of Chris McDougall's Natural Born Heroes, next is When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, and I'm enjoying the recipes in Eat Slow, Run Fast. So great not to be training for an Ironman!
I'm in LOVE with this thread, thanks for starting, Greg, and all of you are reading such great books! I'm finishing up The Power of When as well, and having Michael Breus on Endurance Planet early 2017 :) I also really enjoy reading books that have nothing to do with my work. Recent ones have included "Salt to the Sea" (great WWII novel and easy read), Jewel's biography "Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story," and my old ALL-TIME favorite "Cather in the Rye" cause it had been too long... Other than that, it's the usual research studies and stuff related to health, sport and performance including a lot on sports nutrition lately. I need a new book for pleasure....
About to START: Chris McDougall Natural Born Heroes, Scott Jurek Eat & Run, Run or Die Kilian Jornet. FINISHED recently: The Power of When Michael Breus (loved it), The Adrenal Reset Diet Alan Christianson. Have not read straight through but use as guides: Becoming a Supple Leopard Kelly Starrett, Beyond Training Ben Greenfield. I agree there are so many I could list. Great thread idea. Keep it going.
Also a big fan of Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson. Quality sleep is so important.
I recently finished Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand - I have not seen the movie, but the book is incredibly well-researched and written. I put off reading it for a while because I knew the POW stuff would bother me a lot, but I'm so glad I finally read it and got to know more about this great American and Olympic runner. It's a wonderful story - well-worth the read. I also just read Matt Fitzgerald's book How Bad do You Want It - and it's fantastic!
Also curious what fiction you guys are reading...I find reading fiction really helps me turn off my brain, especially at night. In the past few months I've read Swing Time by Zadie Smith; People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks; the Goldfinch by Donna Tartt; Springsteen's autobio (which I wish were 1,000 pages longer because BRUUUUCE); the Hamilton bio from Ron Chernow because I fell in love with the cast recording and wanted to be an informed fair weather fan... Addiitonally, I'm teaching myself Italian and so a lot of my reading has been related to that as well. I am basically resigned to the fact that I am one day going to be buried alive by books. I have so many stacks piling up in my apartment and so far the books are winning.
Wow, I really need to step up my reading game. Do comic books count? Lately I've been reading All-New All-Different Avengers and Spider-Man/Deadpool. Yes, I know I'm a child and a super nerd. ;) I have just started Carl Paoli's Free+Style and so far it's brilliant. He has a very unique way of looking at movement.
Oh, and this is a real delight too: https://www.amazon.com/26-2-Miles-Boston-Journey-Marathon/dp/0762796359/ref=pd_sbs_14_img_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=JSD3N3RWS5S8AWVVNSJP
Halfway through the audio book of What Doesn't Kill Us and really enjoying it. It's in the same genre as Born to Run or Natural Born Heroes: guy takes on fringe physical task and in doing so researches history of thing. You kind of know where it's going from a story standpoint, but lots of cool stuff about the cold and its effects on the body.
I'm always reading 7-10 books at a time (I know! I'm totally nerotic, I just get too excited about all topics) but my current favorites are The Secret Life of Fat (amazing!) Born to Walk, and for a light bedtime story My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry (funny, lovely, tear jerker)
How's the secret life of fat? I just bought my parents The Big Fat Surprise.
https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Life-Fat-Science-Understood/dp/0393244830 A look at the impact of fat on health and its purpose in the body beyond energy storage...its really interesting! Gary Taub's new book "The Case Agianst Sugar" may also interst you
I'm reading several amazing books at the moment (book ADD in full swing): Ego is the Enemy (brilliant), Deep Nutrition (author cate shanahan is coming on EP this year - woop!), The Champion Mindset (joanna zeiger's new book that she sent me; she'll also be on EP soon), and re-reading Wherever You Go There You Are. I was tossing around the idea of doing an actual book club with you guys where we all read the same book then do a google hangout to discuss. Thoughts?
Totally into it!
As long as I can get it an audible so I can listen while running. :-)
Up for it too!
Hey are you guys still planning a book club :D?
I am so on board with this - has anyone ready Spark; the new science of exercise and the brain?