Beach volleyball reading list

The Beach Volleyball Off-Season Reading List


It is, for most people not crazy enough to extend the beach volleyball season to China and then to Israel and then, possibly, to Mexico or Doha in mid-November, finally off-season. Time to rest. Get off the legs. Allow injuries to heal and aches and pains to ease.

Time to finally, finally, finally, slow down.

And there is no better way than to slow down with a good book or 20. Last week, I put out a call on Instagram for book recommendations from beach volleyball players — or anybody who just enjoys a good book — and I wanted to share that list, which you can find below, since reading is one of the most individual yet communal activities one can do.

Enjoy, and send us a line about what you’re reading and what books you’d recommend as well.

  • The Winner, by David Baldacci.
  • Obstacle is the way, by Ryan Holiday
  • The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield
  • Cowboy Mafia, by John Paul Jones
  • A gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles
  • Papillon, by Henri Charrière
  • 12 Ordinary Men, by John MacArthur
  • One thing you can’t do in heaven, by Mark Cahill
  • Growing up, by Robby Gallaty
  • A man called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
  • The captain class, by Sam Walker
  • Good omens, by Neil Gaiman
  • The hate you give, by Angie Thomas
  • The money book for the young, fabulous and broke, Suze Orman
  • Winners take all: The elite charade of changing the world, by Anand Giridharadas
  • Factfulness, by Hans Rosling
  • The tattooist of Auschwitz, by Heather Morris
  • Illusions: Adventures of a reluctant messiah, by Richard Bach
  • Wild at heart, by John Eldredge
  • Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follet
  • The botany of desire, by Michael Pollen
  • Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts
  • Relentless, by Tim Grover
  • The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
  • The Poet, by Michael Connelly
  • Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
  • Daring Greatly, by Brene Brown