10 books for the cyclist / runner / yogi in your life


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I was very much inspired by this recent post on London Cyclist to make my own list of ten books I’d recommend this holiday season. They’re not just limited to cycling books since I love a good running book or yoga book just as much. So here are ten books I’ve read and loved and that I think would make a great gift for that special cyclist/runner/yogi (or simply just active person) in your life…

(In no particular order)

1. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

2. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

3. Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne

4. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

5. Yoga Mom, Bhudda Baby: The Yoga Workout for New Moms by Jyothi Larson

6. Better Each Day: 365 Expert Tips for a Healthier, Happier You by Jessica Cassity

7. How We Live Our Yoga, Teachers and Practitioners on How Yoga Enriches, Surprises, and Heals Us by Valerie Jeremijenko (ed)

8. Miles From Nowhere: A Round The World Bicycle Adventure by Barbara Savage

9. Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling by BikeSnobNYC

10. In Praise of Athletic Beauty by Hans Ullrich Gumbrecht

If you’re curious as to what other books grace my bookshelves, check out my virtual library over on Pinterest, which I update whenever I read something worth sharing and remembering. What are you reading these days? Have any great books to add to this holiday gift list? Please share in the comments below!

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8 Responses to 10 books for the cyclist / runner / yogi in your life

  1. Dave says:

    That virtual library is a great use for pinterest – I think I’m going to make one myself! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  2. Jennifer in Scotland says:

    Oh it’s great when you recommend stuff. I’ve already benefitted from your recommendations of the Moth podcast (wonderful, thanks), ‘Schlaflos in München’ and ‘Radical Homemakers’. I’m off now to check out your Pinterest list: )

  3. So many books, so little time! Thanks for the recommendations!

  4. Laura says:

    Thank you for this list and the one in Pinterest! They have given me good ideas for holiday gifts.

  5. Michael says:

    Despite being a fan of both Byrne and bicycles, I couldn’t get into Bicycle Diaries. I read It’s All About The Bike by Robert Penn a little while ago and found it quite enjoyable.

  6. Great list! I have just added a few books to my ever-growing to-read pile. :)

    And to add to yours: Poser: My life in 32 yoga poses. It’s about motherhood and yoga and life in general, and is quite good!

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  7. Rob Dean says:

    I also loved French Revolutions by Tim Moore, I’d recommend adding this to the list

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