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Sports Fiction Reading

By Anne Brangwin, Book Clubs Manager, and Betsey Stahler, Collection Development Manager

I confess, I am one of those people who feels excitement when football season approaches. I got it from my mother. So this year I feel a bit bereft about college football. And then I think about missing the Olympics, Wimbledon, The Tour de France and more...

So, in the spirit of commiserating together, pick up some of these great books — all fiction— about all sorts of sports. All of these books are available digitally from our Overdrive and Hoopla online services.

Football

Home Field by Hannah Gerson

The Bleachers by John Grisham

A Short Move by Katherine Hill 

Fumbled by Alexa Martin

Baseball

The Entitled by Frank Deford

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach 

Running

Girl, Runner by Carrie Snyder 

Running the Rift by Naomi Beneron 

Swimming/Water

Aquamarine by Carol Anshaw (Swimming)

Swimming Home by Mary Rose-MacColl (Swimming)

The River by Peter Heller (Canoeing)

Hockey/Skating

Beartown by Fredrik Backman(Hockey)

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Berry (Field Hockey)

The Hopeful by Tracy O’Neill (Figure Skating)

Misc. Sports

Selection Day by Aravind Adiga (Cricket) Audio

The Fencing Master by Arturo Perez-Reverte (Fencing)

The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan (Horse Racing) Audio

Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash (Wrestling)

The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keiija Parssinen (Basketball)

Kids and Teens

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (Basketball)

Patina by Jason Reynolds (Track)

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson (Roller Derby)

Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow (Boxing)

Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes (Tennis)

Mexican Whiteboy by Matt De La Pena (Baseball)

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher (Swimming)

The Underdogs by Mike Lupica

Force Out by Tim Green

Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman (Surfing)


 

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