Shokz Summer Reading (Audiobooks Edition)
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Shokz Summer Reading (Audiobooks Edition)

For book lovers, it’s hard to imagine a time when summer reading was more of a homework assignment and less of an escape from reality with the turn of a page. Now that school is officially out, we’re bringing a new meaning to the summer reading list with the help of AfterShokz wireless headphones. Audiobooks have changed the reading landscape, and it makes perfect sense why they’ve become so popular. 


Hands-free reading is here to stay, and we’ve got the best audiobooks to listen to right now to prove it. Charge up your Shokz and settle in with these top summer reading audiobook recommendations all found on Audible



Audiobooks For Runners & Athletes 


Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

In this book, author and ultrarunner Christopher McDougall embarks on a mission to answer one question: Why does my foot hurt? During his epic quest for answers, McDougall searches for a tribe of the world’s greatest distance runners to learn their secrets and to uncover the human mechanics of running itself. Listen to this inspiring story to engage your mind and your body all while realizing that the secret to happiness is found right at your feet. 


26 Marathons by Meb Keflezighi 

Our very own AfterShokz Professional Athlete and Olympic runner Meb Keflezighi makes our list of must-read/must-listen audiobooks for runners and athletes of all disciplines. Listeners can expect to glean countless nuggets of wisdom from Meb gained throughout his life experiences, family interactions, faith journey, and more. Download the audiobook onto your Xtrainerz waterproof headphones and stay inspired while you clock some road running mileage or during a swim workout. 


A Beautiful Work in Progress by Mirna Valerio

In this cheeky and body-positive book, athlete and author Mirna Valerio helps break the misconception that runners should all share a typical “look.”  Narrated by Valerio herself, listeners can expect this audiobook to encourage more adventures, courage, and confidence with every stride. Practice mindful moments with your AfterShokz Air headphones when you listen to this audiobook before a workout. 


Audiobooks For Inspiration


Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

In this intimate and candid memoir, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the true and inspirational story of the company’s evolution from a humble start-up to one of the most recognized and profitable brands in the world. Get an exclusive look at the “man behind the swoosh” and glean powerful tips for starting your own business, leading a team of employees, or becoming a leader in your own right.  


Becoming by Michelle Obama

Former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, invites readers into her most private life memories and experiences, from growing up in Chicago to watching her husband take the sacred Oath of Office. This autobiography chronicles Obama’s many accomplishments while also sharing a side of the FLOTUS many have never seen before. Dive into this book for an uplifting, personal, and honest conversation with one of the most iconic and compelling women in recent world history. 


Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Speaker, activist, and best-selling author Glennon Doyle gets even more personal in her most revealing memoir to date. Designed to help all women find themselves through amplifying their inner voice, this book is the liberating pep talk you’ve always needed to hear. Trust us, there’s a reason why this heart-warming and encouraging book snagged #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and why everyone’s best-friend-in-their-head Reese Witherspoon picked it for her personal book club group! 



Audiobooks For Education


We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

Author and activist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie makes the persuasive case for feminism in this gripping best-seller. Adapted from the viral TED Talk of the same name, this personal essay provides listeners with a unique definition of feminism for the 21st century, rooted in both inclusion and awareness that reflects current social issues and the progress that has been made in sexual politics. Regardless of your gender identity or partisan background, this rallying cry for feminism and ultimately gender equity is certain to convert even the most skeptical. 


White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

For white allies, not knowing how to begin the anti-racism fight is a formidable challenge. Author and antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo helps to unpack the phenomenon of white fragility and why racism is so difficult for white people to discuss. Cue up your Aeropex wireless headphones and dive into this in-depth exploration of how white fragility develops, and learn steps on how to dismantle the phenomenon and engage more constructively in the fight against racial inequality and injustice. 


Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

In this provocative and insightful book, renowned historian Dr. Yuval Noah Harari takes listeners through a chronicling of human existence spanning 70,000 years and countless evolutionary milestones. Whether you come from a science or history background, or you just like learning something new, this exploratory narrative is guaranteed to spark both debates and innovative ideas. 



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