Carli 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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