Whether you’re looking for a book on the plane or a bedtime read, this page-turning list provides a much needed mental escape and limitless motivation. The only decision left to make is which one to read first!
1. Becoming by Michelle Obama
From her childhood in Chicago through her struggles in the White House, Michelle Obama offers a rare and intimate look at her life in the New York Times bestselling memoir, Becoming. While we admire her work advocating for women, healthier lifestyles and inclusivity, it’s her fearlessness and candor in this tell-all that has us cheering. An exemplary model for Achieving Gr8ness, Michelle Obama will inspire one and all.
2. Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow: Quick-Fix Recipes for Hangry Athletes by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky
Olympic runner Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky team up again to teach athletes of all ages that healthy food can be both indulgent and incredibly nourishing. In their second book, the New York Times bestseller Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow: Quick-Fix Recipes for Hangry Athletes, the duo whips up 30-minutes-or-less recipes for on-the-go snacks and post-run recovery. We personally love the Superhero Muffins or the Natural Sport’s Drink -- and think you will, too!
3. Wild at Home: How to Style and Care for Beautiful Plants by Hilton Carter
It’s well known that plants reduce airborne pollutants and dust, but fine artist and author Hilton Carter shows that incorporating them in your home decor can be easy -- even for those of us not blessed with a green thumb. Transforming his New York apartment into a covetable urban jungle of over 200 well-curated plants, Hilton shares tips in Wild at Home: How to Style and Care for Beautiful Plants for a healthier, greener home.
4. Strong: A Runner's Guide to Boosting Confidence and Becoming the Best by Kara Goucher
Kara Goucher’s Strong: A Runner's Guide to Boosting Confidence and Becoming the Best shares secrets to conquering self-doubt and improving athletic performance. It’s impossible not to dream big and pursue your goals after reading the two-time Olympian and American record holder’s personal stories, insights from fellow female runners and over 25 guided activities. You’ll be ready to take on any challenge after this book!
5. The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small by Kath Stathers
An eclectic collection of cultural experiences, culinary delights and natural wonders, The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small will inspire wanderlust in any reader. With each picturesque page, this book inspires with life-affirming adventures for all ages. From the well traveled path to the hidden gems, this is a travel book encourages you to stop dreaming and start planning.
6. Power Plates by Gena Hamshaw
Featuring 100 vegan recipes, Power Plates allows you to create well-balanced meals to fuel you all day long. Blogger, nutritionist, and author Gena Hamshaw ensures that each and every recipe contains healthy fats, complex carbohydrates and protein. If you’re seeking new kitchen inspiration -- this is just the book for you! We can’t wait to see how you incorporate your favorite gr8nola flavors in these delicious meals.