From Frank DelBalso
Title: Born To Run:A hidden tribe, superathletes and the greatest race the world has never seen
Author: Chris McDougall
If you have been getting injured running with a heal strike, then this book is for you. Learn how why a forefoot strike is much better for you and why most sneakers are a waste of money. Learn about tribes in Mexico and Africa that can run down deer and antelope. They chase them for miles till the deer cant run anymore. Learn the secrets of the world’s best ultra runners.
From Rajendra Kissoonlall
Author: John Grisham
A slight disappointment for a John Grisham novel. I was looking for a deeper plot, more twists and intrigue. Nevertheless, a decent book
From Gina Scaglione
Title: Pee Wee Football to the Pros: A Mother’s Perspective
Author: Lucinda Fowler
This is a book written by the mother of Melvin T. Fowler Jr., a former NFL player who graduated from High School West. My family and I had the privelage of meeting the entire Fowler family at the Dix Hills branch of the library in the winter. We received a copy of this book and had it autographed my Melvin. He was very sweet and had a wonderfully positive message for everyone in attendance that night. The book itself describes a very sweet young man who was supported by obsessively caring parents. While, honestly, obviously not the work of a professional author, I truly enjoyed this positive, inspiring story immensely.
From Dawn Moore
Title: The Final Detail
Author: Harlen Coben
The 6th installment of the Myron Bolitar series, a Sports agent with a flair for Detective work along with his pals Win and Esperanza. The books do follow a similar format as the prior books however they can stand alone and this like the others is a page turner that had an ending you never see coming.
From Dawn Moore
Title: One False Move
Author: Harlan Coben
The 5th in the Myron Bolitar series, the focus is around a female basketball player with all the secrets and deception that you once again think you can figure out and then realize that you are totally off until the last pages. The ending was totally different than the first four books and I am still thinking about it and how it came together. This one gave me a total book hangover. 5 stars.
From Dawn Moore
Title: Back Spin
Author: Harlan Coben
The 4th installment of the Myron Bolitar crime series. This sports agent/detective with his friend Win and partner Esperanza are in the middle of another sports related whodunit. Myron is a smart alec I love him. The book flows and keeps you in suspense until the final pages as always. I will read this whole series.
From Margaret Mezzacapo
author: Ryan, Joan
Little Girls in Pretty Boxes
This interesting read is an expose of how young girls are made to conform to the societal expectations for elite gymnasts and figure skaters, some of which seems tantamount to child abuse.
From Tony Chan
author: Grisham, John
Playing for Pizza
After losing the playoff game for the Cleveland Browns against the Denver Broncos by throwing interceptions with 11 minutes left in the game, the
wash-up back-up quarterback, Rick Dockery, left for Italy to play for the Parma Panthers in the Italian Football league. Most of the book is about how Rick adapted to the Italian culture and winning or losing football games. Eventually, he led the Parma Panthers to win their first Italian Superbowl. The other major part of the book is about his relationship with a college co-ed, Livvy, where he would travel with her to sightsee around Italy.
From Elaine Conner
author: Jackowski, Edward
Fit to a tee : the ultimate endurance, strength & flexibility system for golfers of every ability
Need to get in shape for golf? Want to improve your game? By following the simple and clearly illustrated instructions in this book you can make significant gains in distance and help to lower your golf score. The book has a DVD included in which the author instructs a male and a female, both golf pros, through the exercises to strengthen each of the muscle groups. The video makes it clear how the exercises should be performed correctly and which muscle groups the exercise will help. I found this a great inspiration for getting into shape and continuing to exercise for flexibility, weight loss, and endurance. A final chapter also gives healthy eating tips for golfers.
From Teen Book Reviewer
author: D’Arcy, Sean
Freestyle soccer tricks : tricks, flick-ups, catches
This is a very unique book. Sean D’Arcy is a professional soccer freestyler who travels the world doing demonstrations of his various soccer tricks. In this book, D’Acry progresses from teaching how to simply juggle to demonstrating both simple tricks for the beginner and more intricate tricks for a more advanced juggler. He shows step-by-step how to complete some of the soccer freestyle tricks that are done by the experts. I even got into it myself and learned a few moves. Among my favorites were “The Brazilian,” and “The Scoop.” I would recommend this book to anyone that is interested in learning some cool moves with a soccer ball. The reader does not have to be a soccer player, because these are just freestyle tricks that the author outlines step-by- step that anyone can do. This book is both interesting and fun, and at the end you can show off your new moves to your friends!