Celebrity Picks: Carli Lloyd's Favorite Reads of 2016

Carli-Lloyd-225Carli Lloyd's hat-trick that drove the United States to victory in the 2015 Women's World Cup - a feat spanning 16 minutes and capped by a stunning shot from midfield - has been called the greatest performance in a World Cup final, any World Cup final. It was the high point (so far, anyway) of a long and often frustrating climb to the top, a career marked by setbacks and the raw determination to overcome them, and a refusal to ever give up. Her new memoir, When Nobody Was Watching, chronicles every step along the way, offering details of her journey as well as insight, inspiration, and an abundance of grit.

For a greater sense on what motivates her, see Carli's favorite books of the year below. Look here for more celebrity favorites, and earn more about the Amazon Books Editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year.


Carli Lloyd's favorite reads of 2016

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The Food Babe Way by Vani Hari
I love finding new and healthier ways to live my life. Not only does this help with my performance on the field but I want to continue to live healthy as well as raising my future kids to be healthy. This book offers so many tips to break free from the hidden toxins, as well as shopping lists, meal plans and recipes!
 

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Life is Not an Accident by Jay Williams
I can relate to sports and Jay, being on top of the world and suddenly being faced with an obstacle. A freakish motorcycle accident cost him his career but what I liked about this honest memoir was he showed strength and character to build a life beyond basketball. I had the pleasure of doing an appearance with him and he is a stand-up guy.
 

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Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
This book really takes you through Knight's journey in such detail that it felt like you were actually there. I have been a Nike athlete since 2006 and have a new-found respect and understanding of what it took to bring Nike to us. I enjoyed hearing the honest story from the co-founder himself who had a dream and went after it.
 

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