Friday, January 03, 2014

Book Lust/List for 2014

This post extends my biblolusting into 2014 from last year. Thanks to a bunch of gifts, prizes, etc, I have whittled down that list from 2013 and added a few from my reading around in 2013. Here is the updated list for 2014. I shall keep updating this from time to time.
Actually Bill Rodgers' book wasn't available in Kindle form or else I would have knocked it off with my latest purchases.

Books I want to own 
Running and Being - George Sheehan
Train Hard Win Easy by Toby Tanser
The Meaning of Tingo by Adam Jacot de Boinot
The Wonder of Whiffling by Adam Jacot de Boinot
The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley
Thirty phone booths from Boston - Don Kardong

Books I am happy to read (maybe I will buy them if I like them as much!)

Radioactive (a graphic novel about Marie Curie)
National Geographic’s Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom
Masters of Mystery: The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini
The Night life of Trees
I am feeling lucky by Doug Edwards
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
Self made olympian - Ron Daws
Marathon - Clarence de Mar
Corbitt - John Chodes
The Fast Men - Tom McNab 
The Olympian - Brian Glanville
Anything for a t-shirt  - Ron Rubin
First marathons - Gail Kislevitz
Running on Empty - Marshall Ulrich
Mohsin Hamid's How To Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia,
Jim Crace's Harvest
Taiye Selasi's Ghana Must Go
Robert Macfarlane's Holloway
Skies Belong To Us by Brendan Koerner 
Silence (Endo)
OceanEndLane by Neil Gaiman
Lean Analytics by Alistair Croll & others
River Town by Peter Hessler 
Ghost Wars by Steve Coll
Tenth of December by George Saunders
The Secret Race by Tyler Hamilton
Red Plenty by Francis Spufford
Perfect Rigor by Masha Gessen
The Broken Road, Between the Woods and the Water, A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Command and Control by Eric Schlosser

The Professor & Other Writings by Terry Castle
Addiction by Design by Natasha Dow Schull
The Undercover Economist Strikes back by Tim Harford
Gulp by Mary Roach
Ingenious by Jason Fagone
Guy De Lisle's Shenzen
Guy De Lisle's Jerusalem*
Hark! a vagrant by Kate Beaton
Calories and corsets: a history of dieting by Louise Foxcroft
14 minutes by Alberto Salazar (with John Brant)
Pretty Girl in Crimson Rose (8): A Memoir of Love, Exile, and Crosswords by Sandy Balfour
Best Efforts - Kenny Moore

On Looking by Alexandra Horowitz
Marathon Man: My 26.2-Mile Journey from Unknown Grad Student to the Top of the Running World by Bill Rodgers, Matthew Shepatin
The runner's guide to the meaning of life - Amby Burfoot
The Age of Insight by Eric Kandel
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
The Runner's body by Ross Tucker and Jonathan Dugas

Updated on 4th Jul 2015

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