A book to make the miles fly by…
February 13, 2011 3:50 PM Subscribe
I have recently discovered the joys of reading my Kindle while running on the treadmill. I'm looking for well-written, super-engrossing books to put on my Kindle to make the miles fly by…
posted by Bella Sebastian to sports, hobbies, & recreation (29 answers total) 60 users marked this as a favorite
I much prefer running outdoors, but sometimes circumstances dictate a treadmill run. Over the years I've gotten very good at running while reading trashy gossip mags (so I am quite good at the ole run-and-read, no need to worry or warn me about the safety aspect.) Recently I've discovered that when I enlarge the text size on the Kindle, reading books while running is not only possible, but really fun.
So, I need some awesome book suggestions! I'd like fiction books that are page-turners, books that are so addicting they'll make me want to go to the gym and be disappointed when my run is over. Ideally, these books will strike a balance between being well-written and being easy for a panting, tired person to understand. I love capital-L Literature but I'm not looking for anything too difficult or abstract for this task. Conversely, although I like the occasional "airplane book" I would prefer something a bit more well-written than your typical James Patterson mystery, for instance. Genre is less important than the "I-can't-put-it-down-oh-please-just-a-few-more-pages" feeling I'm after.
The books that have worked best for me so far are The Hunger Games series. They were easy to read and understand but really captured my attention and made even long runs seem short. I'm currently reading The Book Thief but, while interesting, it's not quite as distracting as I might have hoped. Suggestions? Let me hear 'em!