My favorite reads this month: Not Another Fitness Book, Relentless, and The Kite Runner.
Not Another Fitness Book reads exactly as the title says: fitness and health are much more than the exercises you select and what you eat; it’s also what you think and what you live through.
Relentless is right up there with David Goggins mindset. It was a great kick in the ass, but also a bit over-the-top IMO. I don’t need to always be ‘taking souls’ to live my best life. Maybe that works for some, but it sounds exhausting to me. I also really enjoyed it because it’s far right of Dare to Lead by Brene Brown (my favorite book last month). Relentless and Can’t Hurt Me are two great starts for the new year, then follow them up with Dare to Lead as soon as you’re done.
This review for The Kite Runner says it all: “Because its themes of friendship, betrayal, guilt, redemption and the uneasy love between fathers and sons are universal, and not specifically Afghan, the book has been able to reach across cultural, racial, religious and gender gaps to resonate with readers of varying backgrounds.” – Khaled Hosseini, 2005
- Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals by Robert M. Pirsig
- Awake at Work: 35 Practical Buddhist Principles for Discovering Clarity and Balance in the Midst of Work’s Chaos by Michael Carroll
- The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen RubinThe Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie, Antony Ferguson, et al.
- Not Another Fitness Book: A Memoir. A Manual. A Message for 49 Million Baby Boomers by Steven Head CSCS
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- AWOL on the Appalachian Trail by David Miller and Christopher Lane
- A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold and Mike Chamberlain
- Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer and Philip Franklin
- Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik
- Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim S. Grover
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo and Emily Woo Zeller
Happy to answer questions about any of the above books! Just because I read them doesn’t mean I enjoyed them, or that you’ll enjoy them. – Brendon