As regular readers of this blog you know I am a voracious reader. This year so far (The year is not done yet) I have read 123 books. If I am not on plane traveling or coaching I am usually reading. This is a habit instilled in me by my mother with weekly trips to the library when I was just starting to read. My interests are quite eclectic as you can see by my list. They appear in rank order but after the first three they are pretty much equal.
This year my top book is a book on training. It is a real game changer in my opinion. My friend and professional colleague Frans Bosch wrote it. Frans has never been afraid to challenge conventional wisdom. You may not agree 100% with his concepts but this book will wake you up and make you think. Over the next few months I plan on writing more about the application of the ideas and concepts he presents in his book as well as interviewing some of those coaches who have applied the methodology.
Book of the Year
|Strength Training and Coordination: An Integrative Approach
by Frans Bosch
The next eight are:
- Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II by Richard Reeves
- Racing the Rain: A Novel by John L. Parker
- Pep Confidential: The Inside Story of Pep Guardiola?s First Season at Bayern Munich by Marti Peranau
- Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work by Matthew B. Crawford
- In Defense of a Liberal Education by Fareed Zakaria
- The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction by Matthew B. Crawford
- The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos by Leonard Mlodinov
- Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon by Ed Caesar