Book Review: All the books from 2018 (part 2)

This is a continuation of the previous blog about the books I read in 2018.

Here we go!

Running with the Buffaloes
Kimberly recommended this one and it’s been on my reading list for quite a while.  I never thought I would enjoy a book about a men’s collegiate cross-country team.  I did, after all, play field hockey goalie through hight school and college to avoid running as much as possible. But, I now love running and this is about Adam Goucher, Kara’s husband, so I thought I’d give it a try.  It’s all about Adam and his Colorado Buffaloes cross-country team on their trek to the 1999 NCAA championships. You can quickly Google and figure out what’s going to happen (guilty) but that’s not nearly as entertaining as reading this book.

The Cadaver King and the County Dentist
I have no idea why this book even made it onto my list.  Perhaps it’s because I enjoyed Just Mercy a few years ago.  Written by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington, it’s an eye-opening story about the injustices in the Deep South.  It was too slow though and I almost stopped reading several times.

Dare to Lead
More Brene Brown, but this time in the context of leadership.  It’s about having the courage to lead authentically, admit when you’re uncertain, ask questions, and be your authentic self. 

The Coddling of the American Mind
Great read from Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt about how we are not helping our children learn to overcome adversity.  We are harming them by protecting them from everything, including things that might offend them.

Girl Wash Your Face
Funny, light read by Rachel Hollis about how to deal with the messiness in your life and live with passion, grace, and hustle to achieve your full potential. 

Traction
Yep, another work related book.  I read this one, by Justin Mares and Gabriel Weinberg, because I work for a start-up and want to help my company gain traction in the marketplace.  This book had some good ideas. 

Of Mess and Moxie
I picked this up before a business trip because it was available at the library.  This was my first book of Jen Hatmaker’s that I had read but I love her sense of humor and perspective on life, religion, and the least of us.  There isn’t much depth in the book, but it sure was entertaining. 

Run for Your Life: How to Run, Walk, and Move Without Pain or Injury and Achieve a Sense of Well-Being and Joy
There was so much goodness in this book, I wrote a blog post about it. I also mentioned that author, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, has a running store in WV that I want to visit, but I recently found out he has a running camp in Harpers Ferry and now that’s my goal. 

My Life On the Run
I read Bart Yasso’s book for the second time because it was Happy Running’s book choice in December.   I loved reading about Bart’s adventures, how he became the mayor of running, and his stories of overcoming adversity. 

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