Top 5 Tuesday: 5 Running books I need to read in 2017

Hello, everyone 🙂 Congratulations to those runners that ran the Star Wars: the Light Side half marathon over the weekend! Yesterday, I had the day off like I’m sure many of you fellow Americans had for Martin Luther King Day. I spent my day going to a local used bookstore and reading. Many of you may not know, as much as I am a runner, I am just as much an avid reader. Many different genres interest me such as fiction, history, biography, sports, teen, and fantasy. I got to thinking this week’s Top 5 Tuesday topic should be running books to read this year.

Top 5 Tuesday: 5 Running Books I need to read in 2017

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1. Once a Runner by John Parker

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2. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

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3. Confessions of an Unlikely Runner by Dana Ayers

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4. My Year of running dangerously by Tom Foremen

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5. Fast Girl: A life spent running from madness by Suzy Favor Hamilton

The first three books on the list, I already own but haven’t gotten around to reading yet. The last two books on the list, I can get at the library or buy at a bookstore. I really want to read more books about running written by women this year. I know my list doesn’t reflect that, but it’s because I don’t know. Lol.

If you have any books on running to recommend, please feel free to comment below! I am interested in fiction and non-fiction.

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  1. If you haven’t read “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir” by Haruki Murakami you might want to check it out and also “Chi Running” by Danny Dreyer. You should be able get both at the library. I read the first two books and really liked Born to Run. I had trouble getting into Once a Runner and wanted to like it more than I did, but I just couldn’t really love it as much as some runners do.

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  2. Marie says:

    I’m reading Born to Run right now. It is so inspiring. I’m adding Confessions of an Unlikely Runner and Once a Runner to my to-read list. Thanks for the suggestions!

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