Great Books for Sports Fans

Whether you're craving a great book about your favorite athlete, want to pass on a little sports history to the younger generation, or just have someone who won't crack a book if it's not somehow related to sports, this list is for you. Fiction and non-fiction, adult and kids books listed.


The Year's Best Sports Writing 2023 By Richard Deitsch, Glenn Stout (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Richard Deitsch, Glenn Stout (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9781637274453
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Published: Triumph Books - October 3rd, 2023

A must-read collection featuring the best in sports journalism

Richard Deitsch, a media reporter at The Athletic and a former Sports Illustrated writer, has curated an essential anthology showcasing incredible feats and diverse perspectives across the world of sports.

Selected from a wide range of newspapers, magazines, and digital publications during the prev

Why We Love Baseball: A History in 50 Moments By Joe Posnanski Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593472675
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Published: Dutton - September 5th, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES bestseller
Winner of the CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year

#1 New York Times bestselling author Joe Posnanski is back with a masterful ode to the game: a countdown of 50 of the most memorable moments in baseball’s history, to make you fall in love with the sport all over again.


Messi vs. Ronaldo: One Rivalry, Two GOATs, and the Era That Remade the World's Game By Jonathan Clegg, Joshua Robinson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063157187
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Published: Mariner Books - November 14th, 2023

Essential World Cup Reading | Featured in The New York Times’ “What to Read During the World Cup”

Ultimate Skiing & Snowboarding By Flip Byrnes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781741178777
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Published: Hardie Grant - September 26th, 2023

Ultimate Skiing & Boarding is your inspirational and practical guide to the top 35 ski destinations around the world, with insider tips for even the most seasoned skier or snowboarder.

Long Run to Glory: The Story of the Greatest Marathon in Olympic History and the Women Who Made It Happen By Stephen Lane Cover Image
ISBN: 9781493073023
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Published: Lyons Press - September 5th, 2023

On the morning of August 5, 1984, four of the greatest marathoners of all time lined up for one of the most important and long-awaited races in history. By then, they had dominated their competition for at least five years, upending a century's worth of preconceived notions of what marathoners could do.

The Art of Cycling: Philosophy, Meaning, and a Life on Two Wheels By James Hibbard Cover Image
ISBN: 9781639364237
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Published: Pegasus Books - May 2nd, 2023

A meditative love letter to the sport of cycling which explores how the cultivation of a tangible skill can shed new light on age-old questions of selfhood, meaning, and purpose.

The Greatest Rowing Stories Ever Told: Over Forty Unforgettable Stories By Göran R. Buckhorn (Editor) Cover Image
By Göran R. Buckhorn (Editor)
ISBN: 9781493072170
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Published: Lyons Press - October 1st, 2023

The Greatest Rowing Stories Ever Told collects articles and excerpts of classic rowing stories, from the inception of the sport on English waters in the eighteenth century, through the scandalous era of professionalism (and gambling) of the nineteenth century, to the popular amateur sport of today.

A History of Basketball in Fifteen Sneakers By Russ Bengtson, Bobbito Garcia (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Russ Bengtson, Bobbito Garcia (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781523510283
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 10th, 2023

A celebration of the iconic shoes and superstars who have defined the sport for decades, A History of Basketball in Fifteen Sneakers tells the story of hoops as only shoes can.

The ultimate book for both hoops fans and sneaker obsessives, A History of Basketball in Fifteen Sneakers is an exciting and fascinating look at the sport written with authority an

Dinged: A Game Changer Companion Novel By Tommy Greenwald Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419755156
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Published: Amulet Books - September 6th, 2022

In Tommy Greenwald’s Dinged, the companion novel to the acclaimed hit Game Changer, a star football player watches his father deteriorate from injuries he suffered playing the very same sport.
Caleb Springer is the up-and-coming star freshman quarterback on the high school football team, which isn’t a surprise considering his dad, Sammy Springer,

Free Throws, Friendship, and Other Things We Fouled Up By Jenn Bishop Cover Image
ISBN: 9781797215617
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 24th, 2023

"A beautifully crafted tale of friendship, family, and forgiveness, with characters so vivid and real you can’t help but root for them, on and off the court." —Matt Tavares, New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Hoops 

Competitive basketball takes center court in this fast-paced novel about two girls finding the truth about t

Lion on the Inside: How One Girl Changed Basketball (CitizenKid) By Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, Judith Henderson, Katherine Ahmed (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781525310034
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Published: Kids Can Press - September 5th, 2023

A Muslim American girl at the top of her game makes a difficult choice in this powerful and beautifully told true story about breaking barriers.

Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir was born to play basketball. At three, she has her own hoop. By seventeen, she’s the star player on her school’s varsity team.

Boundless (Scholastic Focus) By Chaunté Lowe Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338741520
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Published: Scholastic Focus - March 7th, 2023

World champion high jumper Chaunté Lowe pens the captivating story of her journey from an impoverished childhood full of big dreams and devastating hurdles, to becoming a bronze medal-winning US Olympian.

Scholastic Focus is the premier home of thoroughly researched, beautifully written, and thoughtfully designed works of narrative nonfiction aimed at middle-grade and young adult readers.

Stronger Than She Thinks By Nancy Kerrigan, Ryan G. Van Cleave (With), Arief Putra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nancy Kerrigan, Ryan G. Van Cleave (With), Arief Putra (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781638192077
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Published: Bushel & Peck Books - November 21st, 2023

In her first book for children, two-time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan shares scenes from her childhood as she learns how to work hard, to believe in herself, and to land her first axel jump.

"A spirited autobiographical story"--Publishers Weekly

"Straightforward inspiration for very young audiences."--School Library Journal

Soccer Legends 2024 By David Ballheimer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781839352577
Published: Mortimer Children's - November 14th, 2023

Messi may have won the World Cup in 2022 but is he reallly a better striker than Mbapp ? Which midfielder creates more chances for his side - City's De Bruyne or Barca's Pedri? Who's the best penalty saver - Alisson or Neuer? While every fan has their opinion, back yours up with the latest stats featured in Soccer Legends 2024 and show them who's the best soccer pundit