Saturday, September 21, 2013

Seven of the best books for runners

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog, Lauren Passell tagged seven books that belong on every runner’s bookshelf, including:
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami

Runners, readers, and writers alike will enjoy Murakami’s slender book detailing his devotion to the sport. (If you’re a runner, reader, and writer and you haven’t read this, what are you waiting for?!) The book offers a peek into the training, traveling, dedication, and persistence it took to help Murakami’s complete over twenty-five marathons and a sixty-two-mile supermarathon. His running memoir will certainly inspire you to run and write, and it’s enlightening to hear Murakami draw philosophical parallels between the two. For both running and writing, this book instills a sense of respect and appreciation for what it takes to accomplish something.
Read about another book on the list.

Also see: Ten inspiring books about running.

--Marshal Zeringue