TCO Summer Reading List

The Clip Out’s Summer Reading List

As the days grow longer and temperatures rise, there’s nothing quite like finding your perfect summer escape within the pages of a good book. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, nestled in a cozy nook at home, or soaking in the sun on a beach towel, the right book can transport you to entirely new worlds. The Clip Out invites you to our compilation of instructor books and a catch-up of our Book Club books, offering a mix of fiction and nonfiction recommendations that promise to intrigue, inspire, and ignite discussions. Here’s where you’ll find a list of our reads (and recaps, for some book club favorites!).

Speak, by Tunde Oyeneyin: Tunde outlines the five essential elements needed for a purposeful life: Surrender, Power, Empathy, Authenticity, and Knowledge. Reflecting on her journey from a self-conscious youth in Houston to becoming a Peloton instructor, Tunde shares insights into accepting her physical strength and prioritizing wellness. Through her makeup career and transition to fitness, she emphasizes the importance of surrendering to one’s true calling and embracing inner power. Helper bee Tina reviewed “Speak” for The Clip Out, letting us know that it delves into Tunde’s experiences with loss, resilience, and triumph, offering inspiration for navigating dark times and reaching personal goals. “Speak” serves as a guide for finding one’s voice and living authentically.

Sweating Together, by David J. Miller, Ph.D. An unparalleled and exhilarating front row seat to the explosive growth of Peloton, transforming from a fledgling startup to a titan in the intersection of tech, fitness, and consumer lifestyle- it captures the essence of Peloton, not just as a company, but as a cultural phenomenon that has redefined the way millions of people worldwide exercise and connect with one another, all from the comfort of their homes. Read a recap of our meeting with David here!

XOXO Cody, by Cody Rigsby: Learn about Cody’s journey from a small-town boy with big dreams to becoming a celebrated Peloton instructor and LGBTQ+ advocate, and share his candid insights into his upbringing, struggles with body image, and the challenges he faced while pursuing his passion for dance and fitness. Through humor and authenticity, he inspires readers to embrace their true selves, pursue their passions unapologetically, and find strength and resilience in the face of adversity.  Read Tina’s review here!

Don’t Forget to Write, by Sara Goodman Confino: More than a tale of summer escapades, this book is a moving portrayal of personal growth, self-discovery, and the timeless bond between generations. The narrative is both poignant and lighthearted, reminding readers of the liberating power of finding one’s own way and the unforgettable adventures that await when we dare to follow our hearts. Sara joined us for a book club meeting- read about it here.

Live Learn Love Well, by Emma Lovewell: If you secretly think of Emma as your bff, this one’s for you. One of our favorite bike instructors offers readers an intimate glimpse into her life, sharing stories about family, career, and personal growth. Through thematic chapters rather than a chronological narrative, Lovewell reflects on lessons learned from her experiences, presenting a humble yet strong woman who has found her voice despite obstacles. From her upbringing on Martha’s Vineyard to her career journey leading her to Peloton, Lovewell candidly discusses both triumphs and struggles, including her parent’s divorce and the loss of a boyfriend. She emphasizes the importance of wellness, meditation, and embracing one’s authentic self, encouraging readers to celebrate who they are in the present moment and find hope even in challenging times.Tina tells us all about this one here.

Evvie Drake Starts Over, by Linda Holmes: When Evvie, a recent widow struggling to move on, rents out a room to a former Major League pitcher with his own issues, they form an unlikely friendship that helps them both heal and rediscover joy in life. Through their journey, the novel delves into the complexities of starting over and the importance of finding solace in unexpected places. Read about the TCO meeting discussion here.

Book Lovers, by Emily Henry: A heartwarming story about Nora Stephens, who owns a charming bookstore in a small town. Facing financial struggles, Nora reluctantly agrees to a deal proposed by the owner of the neighboring property, who happens to be her ex-fiancé, Dash. As they work together to revitalize both businesses, old feelings resurface, leading to a journey of self-discovery, forgiveness, and the magic of love found within the pages of books.

Turning Inward, by Ross Rayburn: Need more ways to fall asleep to the soothing voice of Ross Rayburn? Get this one on audiobook. Emphasizing the importance of introspection and self-awareness through accessible teachings and practical exercises, Ross encourages readers to deepen their understanding of themselves, cultivate inner peace, and navigate life’s challenges with mindfulness. Drawing from both Eastern philosophy and modern psychology, the book offers insights and techniques to help individuals embark on a transformative journey toward greater well-being and fulfillment. TCO was honored to have Ross join us at the meeting– and you can read Tina’s review here!

Maid, by Stephanie Land: A poignant memoir detailing Land’s experiences working as a maid while struggling to make ends meet as a single mother. Through vivid and honest storytelling, Land sheds light on the realities of poverty, domestic labor, and the challenges faced by low-income families in America. As she cleans houses for wealthy clients, Land confronts issues of class inequality, systemic barriers, and the stigmatization of poverty. Despite the hardships, Land’s determination and resilience shine through, offering a powerful testament to the human spirit and the pursuit of a better life.

5 Second Rule, by Mel Robbins: Learn a simple yet powerful technique to overcome hesitation, self-doubt, and procrastination in order to achieve personal and professional goals. By counting down from five and taking action before the mind can sabotage progress, Robbins teaches readers how to break out of negative thought patterns and step into a more empowered mindset. Through real-life examples and practical strategies, the book encourages readers to embrace change, take risks, and unlock their full potential by harnessing the transformative power of the “5 Second Rule.” Our book club meeting is recapped here.

Truly, there’s nothing quite like stumbling upon the perfect book, especially during the summer. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, heading for the beach, hitting the road for a road trip, or just sitting in your backyard soaking up the sun, getting lost in a good book is just pure bliss, and any one of the books from the TCO Summer Reading List will give you the page-turner you crave. Happy reading!

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