July 14 2017

Summer 2017 Reading List

Reading List

Summertime is here and in full swing. If you're in need of a good summer read to curl up with, Octagon Literary Agent Jennifer Keene has you covered with her annual Summer Reading List. 

Comprised of seven brilliant titles agents across the #OctagonFamily have negotiated for talent clients—ranging from Xploration Outer Space host Emily Calandrelli's children's series to NHL All-Star Game MVP John Scott's inspirational memoir—you're bound to find a read you'll love.

Happy reading!

 

Ada Lace, on the Case (An Ada Lace Adventure)

Emily Calandrelli  //  Octagon Personalities

From Emily Calandrelli—host of Xploration Outer Space, correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World, and graduate of MIT—comes the first title in a brand-new chapter book series about an eight-year-old girl with a knack for science, math, and solving mysteries with technology. This title will be released on August 29, 2017 and is now available for pre-order.

The second book in the series—Ada Lace Sees Red (An Ada Lace Adventure)—will also be released on August 29 and is now available for pre-order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COURAGE TO SOAR: A BODY IN MOTION, A LIFE IN BALANCE

Simone Biles  //  Octagon Olympics & Action Sports

Olympic medalist (and sweetheart) Simone Biles shares her story of how faith and family helped her overcome challenging beginnings to become an international gymnastics superstar.

 

A GUY LIKE ME - FIGHTING TO MAKE THE CUT

John Scott  //  Octagon Hockey

An inspirational memoir about John's NHL experiences, highlighted by his unlikely trip to the 2016 NHL All-Star Game where he was named MVP.

 

THE FLIP SIDE

Shawn Johnson 

A Young Adult Novel by Olympic Gold Medal-winning gymnast and Dancing with the Stars champ Shawn Johnson. Appropriate for ages 11+, now available in paperback.

 

Lou: Fifty Years of Kicking Dirt, Playing Hard, and Winning Big in the Sweet Spot of Baseball

Lou Piniella

In this candid, revealing, and entertaining memoir, the beloved New York Yankee legend looks back over his nearly fifty-year career as a player and a manager, sharing insights and stories about some of his most memorable moments and some of the biggest names in Major League Baseball.

 

IMPROVISE

Fred Cook

Golin CEO shares tales of his unlikely path to the corner office. A fast read that is especially good for recent grads and career-changers.

 

My Shot: Balancing It All and Standing Tall

Elena Delle Donne  //  Octagon Basketball

Elena Delle Donne, 2015 WNBA MVP and 2016 Olympic gold medalist, shares her inspirational story of being a young basketball prodigy who gave up an impressive basketball scholarship for family and self-discovery. This title will be released on March 6, 2018 and is now available for pre-order.

 

Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything

Aly Raisman  //  Octagon Olympics & Action Sports

Aly Raisman first stepped onto a gymnastics mat as a toddler in a "mommy & me" gymnastics class. No one could have predicted then that sixteen years later, she'd be standing on an Olympic podium, having achieved her dreams. This title will be released on November 4, 2017 and is now available for pre-order.


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