December 21 2016

Holiday Reading List

Thought Leadership, Reading List

Need a good read this holiday break? Octagon Literary Agent Jennifer Keene has you covered with eight brilliant reads from Octagon clients—ranging from the must-read biography from Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles to NHL All-Star Game MVP John Scott's inspirational memoir.

Happy reading and Happy Holidays.


A Guy Like Me - Fighting to Make the Cut

John Scott

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. Available for pre-order now.


Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance

Simone Biles

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.


Beneath the Surface: My Story

Michael Phelps

The World's greatest Olympian Michael Phelps discusses the challenges he has faced from overcoming ADHD, his parents' divorce, the glare of the spotlight and more, en route to becoming the most decorated Olympian of all time.


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+.


Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead and Win

Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Leadership and management principles illustrated through gripping stories of combat, heroism, loss and victory.



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.


Home Field Advantage

Justin Tuck

Recently retired NFL star Justin Tuck's illustrated children's picture book about growing up in a home full of sisters.


Long Shot: Never Too Small to Dream Big

Chris Paul

NBA All-Star Chris Paul wasn't always a big deal. In fact, he used to be the tagalong little brother. He ignored the comments that he was too little because he had big dreams. And, he loved the game.