BiddingForGood Book Club: Summer Reading
As we close in on what I think is the best holiday of the year (Happy Independence Day everyone!), it’s time to firm up plans for summer vacations and get to those books you have been meaning to get to since February. If you haven’t picked out your summer reading list yet, I have a few recommendations. Each book is paired up with related items up for grabs on BiddingForGood.
Born To Run – Christopher McDougall
The summertime is meant for being outdoors and what better way to spend some time in the sun than on a good run, which is exactly what this book will make you want to do after the first chapter. Chris McDougall’s best-seller from a few years back is a must read for athletes and casual sports fans alike. It’s a compelling look at how some of us are just born a little differently…..but in an amazing way.
BID NOW: Sports Basement $100 Gift Card (CA)
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
It’s time to revisit high school English class! Bronte’s only novel is an amazing read, whether it's your first or 30th time reading through it. The male lead, Heathcliff, was the original wild child of literature and you will be able to see which leading men over the past 150 years have been modeled after him. The love story between Heathlcliff and leading lady, Catherine, has been rehashed in many ways since this was first published, but few compare to the original.
BID NOW: Trip For 2 to London
RAFA – Rafael Nadal and John Carlin
Published in late 2011, this book is a great read for the biography lover in your house. The life story of the greatest tennis player (arguably) of the last 30 years, Nadel chronicles his upbringing and his driving force to be the best both on and off the court. At a little under 250 pages this is a quick three-drink read on the beach.
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Starbucked – Taylor Clark
If you like coffee and have a passing interest in how Starbucks became STARBUCKS, then you will love Clark’s detailed look at history of the company and of its most important partner, the coffee bean. Diving deep into how the company came to life after a trip to Italy by founder Howard Schultz, this book explains what worked and what didn’t in those early years and how Schultz’s relentless drive put the company on top of the coffee world…twice.
BID NOW: Starbucks $50 Gift Card