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Breaking Badger (Honey Badger Chronicles, #4)
Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms
The Dating Playbook (The Boyfriend Project, #2)
All In: An Autobiography
Role Model (Game Changers, #5)
Like Other Girls
We Are Family
The Cheat Sheet
Fast Pitch
Gen Pop (Souls Chapel Revenants MC, #6)
Dangerous Play
Winning With Him (Men of Summer #2)
Anything But Fine
The Legacy (Off-Campus, #5)
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me
The Wrong Game
Only One Kiss (Only One, #1)
Isn't It Bromantic? (Bromance Book Club, #4)
The Bromance Book Club (Bromance Book Club, #1)
Always Only You (Bergman Brothers, #2)
When Stars Collide (Chicago Stars, #9)
The Varsity Dad Dilemma
The Grumpy Player Next Door (Copper Valley Fireballs, #3)
She Drives Me Crazy
Wait for It
Forbidden (Ward Sisters #4)
Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
The Natural by Bernard MalamudShoeless Joe by W.P. KinsellaThe Art of Fielding by Chad HarbachIf I Never Get Back by Darryl BrockThe Celebrant by Eric Rolfe Greenberg
Best Baseball Novels of All Time
116 books — 164 voters
The Rookie by Scott SiglerFriday Night Lights by H.G. BissingerThe Blind Side by Michael   LewisQuiet Strength by Tony DungyNever Die Easy by Walter Payton
Best (American) Football Books
207 books — 160 voters

The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. TolkienBlack Hawk Down by Mark BowdenEnder's Game by Orson Scott CardThe Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsLost Love's Return by Alfred Nicols
Books to Motivate Young Men to Read
328 books — 237 voters
My Fight / Your Fight by Ronda RouseyThe Frailty Myth by Colette DowlingBloomer Girls by Debra A. ShattuckDust Bowl Girls by Lydia ReederHer Own Hero by Wendy L.  Rouse
Non-Fiction About Women in Sports
265 books — 57 voters

The Deal by Elle KennedyKulti by Mariana ZapataThe Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana ZapataThe Mistake by Elle KennedyThe Score by Elle Kennedy
Romance with Sports or Athletes
538 books — 524 voters
Fever Pitch by Nick HornbyInverting the Pyramid by Jonathan  WilsonSoccernomics by Simon KuperThe Damned Utd by David PeaceBrilliant Orange by David Winner
Best Football (Soccer) Books
409 books — 354 voters

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
The Freshman Year (Scoring the Goal, #1)
The Deal (Off-Campus, #1)
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
The Mistake (Off-Campus, #2)
The Blind Side
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Pucked (Pucked, #1)
The Score (Off-Campus, #3)
Him (Him, #1)
Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream
The Hook Up (Game On, #1)
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