NFL’s Oprah, Andrew Luck starting a book club
Andrew Luck is hoping to spread his love of reading to his fans, doing so with a new book club in which he recommends some of his favorite reads and then discusses them with fans through social media.
Luck told ESPN’s Darren Rovell that he is frequently recommending books to teammates and decided to open it up to fans. The Andrew Luck Book Club has two tiers of recommendations with the “rookies” level offering writing for younger fans while the “veterans” level has more adult fare.
Hey everyone, this is Andrew Luck. You might know me as the quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts but I'm also an avid reader. I am starting the Andrew Luck Book Club to build a team through reading, with the help of social networks using #ALBookClub. Watch this video to find out how to participate.
The first children’s recommendation is Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli, while Luck suggests his older fans tackle Boys in the Boat, which his grandmother got him as a Christmas gift, according to ESPN.
“It's just an incredible snapshot of life during the Great Depression and the integrity of sport with the Games obviously in Nazi Germany."
Luck plans to talk with fans about the books through the hashtag #ALBookClub via social media, as well as through the book club’s website