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Good Day Reads: Biographies and memoirs

Books featured on Good Day Reads Sept. 21, 2016 (WLUK photo)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Mary Krauss of the Brown County Central Library selected these books for this week's "Good Day Reads" segment on biographies and memoirs:

1. Going Somewhere By Brian Benson: This entertaining travel memoir follows a Wisconsinite through 60 days biking from Wisconsin to the Pacific Northwest. Through adventures and laugh-out-loud antics, Benson keeps the reader entertained. Benson doesn’t shy away from informing the reader about some personal occurrences but he doesn’t linger for those who may not want to become so personal with his history. This is a must read for those who enjoy connecting with the outdoors, for bikers, or for those who enjoyed the books Wild by Cheryl Strayed or Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery.

2. The Boy Who Runs: The Odyssey of Julius Achon By John Brant: Julius Achon is from a village in Uganda and became one of the best middle-distance runners in recent history. A tragedy prevented him from attending the Olympic games in Athens and ultimately decided to devote his life to improving the quality of life of those in Uganda. This inspiring story will encourage and motivate readers to do more for their community.

3. The Drummond Girls by Mardi Jo Link: A road trip has turned into an annual getaway (20 years in a row!) for eight women in Traverse City, Mich. Recollections from this yearly event will have readers roaring with laughter at their antics and aching with sadness at the losses life throws at them. Readers will feel a nostalgic pull after finishing and will want to start planning their own getaway.

All are available from Brown County Library. Available formats vary with the title (Large Print, Book on CD, downloadable e-Book, downloadable audiobook).


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