Subject: Biography

Shut Up Legs! My Wild Ride On and Off the Bike by Jens Voigt

Beloved German cyclist Jens Voigt isn’t a superstar in the traditional sense of the word. Although he won three stages of the Tour De France–and wore the yellow jersey twice–Voigt never claimed an overall victory. He became a star because he embodies qualities that go beyond winning and losing: sacrifice, selflessness, reliability, and devotion. European and American crowds were drawn to his aggressive riding style, outgoing nature, and refreshing realness.


Genre: Autobiography, Staff Picks
Subjects: Autobiography, Biography, Cyclists, Sport and Recreation

The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner

The true story of one girl’s coming-of-age in a polygamist family. Ruth Wariner was the thirty-ninth of her father’s forty-two children. Growing up on a farm in rural Mexico, where authorities turn a blind eye to the practices of her community, Ruth lives in a ramshackle house without indoor plumbing or electricity.


Genre: Autobiography, Staff Picks
Subjects: Biography, Mexico, Mormons, Polygamy