I love reading, especially when books are about one of my main passions – fitness and wellbeing. My kindle and bookshelves are packed full of books on this subject from Zanna Van Dijk’s Strong to Fearne Cotton’s Happy. This summer I’ve got a number of books lined up that I’m really looking forward to reading.
I’ve decided to share my summer reading list to provide some inspiration if you are keen to read more about fitness and wellbeing this summer.
Calm by Fearne Cotton
I loved Fearne Cotton’s previous book Happy, I found it easy to read and informative, so I’m really looking forward to giving her follow up book, Calm, a read. Although I’m generally a calm person, I love books within the self-help category as I believe part of living a healthy lifestyle is growing mentally and aiming to always improve myself.
Your Pace or Mine? by Lisa Jackson
Any book that has running as a theme will get my attention and Lisa Jackson’s book Your Pace or Mine? about her running journey looks like it’s going to be a light hearted but great read on running. I’m hoping her fun outlook on running will help me to relax more about my own running, especially when it comes to races, so I’m not always putting myself under pressure to get PBs.
Quiet by Susan Cain
As someone who is definitely on the introverted end of the spectrum I’ve wanted to give Quiet, a book that revolutionised how introverts were viewed, a read for a long time now. I’m really interested on what Susan Cain has to say about how introverts can fit into a world that seems geared more towards extroverts.
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a long and happy life by Hector Garcia
I love learning about how other cultures aim to live happy lives and find that it can really enrich our own lives, so I’m really interested in what advice is inside Garcia’s book Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a long and happy life. Besides who doesn’t want a long and happy life!
How to Run by Paula Radcliffe
There is no better way to start training for my third marathon than reading a book about running by the fastest female marathon runner. I’ve always had so much respect and admiration for what Paula Radcliffe has achieved in her career so I’m really looking forward to reading her book How to Run.
I hope this list has inspired you. What books would you recommend that I add to my reading list?