A few days ago, one of my readers asked, “What should I read now?” I appreciated the question because next to running, traveling and puppy dogs, I love reading best! Below is a list of books friends have sent since I turned the question around and put it out to my Facebook community. I have some avid readers in my life, for sure.

Bill (my sweetie) said, “I love Marshall Ulrich‘s new book, Running on Empty. It was insightful and interesting, and I loved reading about the relationship between Marshall and his wife.” We met Marshall when we were at the Boston Marathon Expo and found him pretty delightful. I can’t wait to get the book wrenched out of Bill’s hands so I can read it, too.

 Brandon, who is a fabulous runner and a veracious reader in many genres gave these suggestions:A Race Like No Other by Liz Robbins is about the New York Marathon and Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide by Hal Higdon is his book on training plans and other things surrounding Marathons. I’m also reading The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens which is a book much like Harry Potter (which I am a huge fan of) about three “orphans,” and Procession of the Dead by Darren Shan (master of horror). This is Shan’s first book in the adult genre section about gangs and murder in a city…. It is going to be good! The Emporer of Nihon-Ja by John Flanagan is the final book in the Ranger’s Apprentice Series, about Rangers, or master bowmen. Quite a good series! Finally I’m about to start, Ocean of Blood 2 by Darren Shan, the second book in his prequel series, The Saga of Larten Crepsley (prequels to The Saga of Darren Shan).”

Jeffrey of the blog ShotgunProse wrote: “After watching both versions of True Grit, I am reading the original novel to see which followed the book closer.”

My pal, Cathy Belben says, “I’m reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin–really inspiring if you’re looking for ways to make life changes; I’m also reading Appetites: Why Women Want by Caroline Knapp, about women dealing with the complicated business of “wanting” and its conflict with the idea that women are “supposed” to be in control of urge. Amazing writing…Knapp was truly gifted.” I’ll add my two cents and say that one of my favorite books is by Caroline Knapp. It’s called Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs

Feel free to comment on your current favorite reads.

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