Welcome to a glimpse of my running book collection. Here’s my list of the Best Running Books: Fiction. I’ll be updating this listing as more become available and as I add my spoiler free reviews. As of right now, they are not listed in any particular order, just the order they are on my shelf. As I re-read and write reviews for these books, I’ll be sure to order them and create a list of essentials.

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1 Once a Runner: A Novel John L. Parker, Jr. Full Review
2 Life at These Speeds: A Novel Jeremy Jackson -
3 Slinger Sanchez Running Gun Bruce Glikin -
4 The Long Run of Myles Mayberry Alfred Alcorn -
  Again to Carthage John L. Parker, Jr. N/A -
  The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner (Contemporary Fiction, Plume) Alan Sillitoe N/A -
  Flanagan’s Run Tom McNab N/A -
  Goldengirl Peter Lear N/A -
  Racing the Past Sis Deans N/A -
  Fox Running R.R. Knudson N/A -
  The Runner’s Literary Companion: Great Stories and Poems About Running Edited by Garth Battista N/A -
  The games / by Hugh Atkinson ; (Bantam book) Hugh Atkinson N/A -
  The Champion Maker Kevin Joseph N/A -
  The Gift – A Runner’s Story Paul Maurer N/A -
  Distant Runner Bruce Glikin N/A -
  Following the Flame Greg Lautenslager N/A -
  Breaking Stride (One Flight Fiction) (One Flight Fiction) Stephen Paske N/A -
  Uncommon Heart Anne Audain N/A -
  Pain Dan Middleman N/A -


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