In honor of Read Across America, a few of our coaches and the staff at ARI Recruiting compiled a list of favorite reads to share with our followers. Get out to your local independent bookstore or library and pick some up for your own shelves or ‘to-read’ stacks.

Sports Favorites
Belichick The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time
by Ian O’Connor (Matthew Reed, Interim Offensive Coordinator, Macalaster College Football)

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
by Daniel James Brown (Sinead O’Sullivan, Director of Customer Success, ARI Recruiting)

Jesse: The Man Who Outran Hitler
by Jesse Owens (Ben Pickrell, VP of Sales & Customer Success, ARI Recruiting)

Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices & Priorities of a Winning Life
by Tony Dungy (KiJuan Ware, Interim Head Coach, Macalester College Football)

Running for My Life: One Lost Boy’s Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games
by Lopez Lomong (Erin Cassell, VP of Product & Engineering, ARI Recruiting

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
by Phil Knight (Luke Lechner, Co-Founder, ARI Recruiting)

Soccer Against the Enemy: How the World’s Most Popular Sport Starts and Fuels Revolutions and Keeps Dictators in Power
by Simon Kuper (Casey Grogan, Director of Communications & Customer Success, ARI Recruiting)

What Drives Winning
by Brett Ledbetter (Amy Hough, Head Coach, Elizabethtown College Women’s Soccer)

Overall Favorites
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates (O’Sullivan)

Call Your Daughter Home
by Deb Spera (Cassell)

Casino Royale
by Ian Fleming (Grogan)

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
by Daniel Coyle (Hough)

The Dynasty
by Jeff Benedict (Reed)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
by J.K. Rowling (Lechner)

On the Beach
by Nevil Shute (Pickrell)

Power of WHO
by Bob Beaudine (Ware)

Where the Red Fern Grows
by Wilson Rawls (Freezy Smalls, Co-Defensive Coordinator, Southwestern Assemblies of God University Football)

What We’re Reading Now
Boy’s Life
by Robert McCammon (Cassell)

It’s Better to be Feared: The New England Patriots Dynasty and the Pursuit of Greatness
by Seth Wickersham (Reed)

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
by Ocean Vuong (O’Sullivan)

The President’s Devotional: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama
by Joshua DuBois (Ware)

Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable
by Tim Grover, with Shari Wenk (Hough)

Scale Your Everest: How to Be a Resilient Entrepreneur
by Erik Severinghaus (Lechner)

The Squared Circle: Life, Death and Professional Wrestling
by David Shoemaker (Grogan)

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