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Booklist’s Best Sports Books of 2016

Booklist recently unveiled their Top 10 Sports reading lists of 2016*, including these six Macmillan titles:
Top 10 Sports Nonfiction (full list)

HOPE: A School, a Team, a Dream by Bill Reynolds
In spending a season following the Hope High School basketball team in Providence, Rhode Island, Reynolds not only digs deeply into the lives of the players and their coach but also offers a candid look at the problems of inner-city schools.

PITCH BY PITCH by Bob Gibson and Lonnie Wheeler
Outspoken Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson recounts every pitch of the landmark first game of the 1968 World Series, when he struck out a record 17 hitters. A wonderful slice of baseball history.

Top 10 Sports Fiction (full list)

BUCKY F*CKING DENT by David Duchovny
Actor Duchovny’s debut novel is a charming, fable-like tale, set in 1978, about a peanut vendor at Yankee Stadium and his dying father, a passionate Red Sox fan. An appealing mix of baseball, humor, and lovable losers. readmoreremove

March Madness!

We've barely recovered from a fantastic PLA 2014, but we've got our green on for St. Patrick's Day, and our pencils are ready to fill in our NCAA Tournament brackets! Talia and Anne will be rooting for the UNC Tar Heels and the Arizona Wildcats, respectively, but there's one thing they both agree on:
These two UNC grads who host the “Tar Heel Bred, Tar Heel Dead” podcast tell you why no team in sports is as uniquely hated as those smug, entitled, floor-slapping, fist-pumping, insufferable Blue Devils. 


And here are a few more titles for your March Madness fans:

WHEN MARCH WENT MAD by Seth Davis
Davis's book charts the rise of the championship as we know it today through the epic rivalry between two exceptional players: Earvin “Magic” Johnson and his Michigan State Spartans and Larry Bird's Indiana State Sycamores.

THE PERFECT GAME: How Villanova’s Shocking 1985 Upset of Mighty Georgetown Changed the Landscape of College Hoops Forever by Frank Fitzpatrick
Critically acclaimed veteran sportswriter Frank Fitzpatrick takes readers courtside for one of the greatest upsets in college basketball history, the 1985 Villanova/Georgetown national championship showdown.

LUTE! The Seasons of My Life by Lute Olson and David Fisher
Olson’s career told in fifty seasons, from working as a high school coach up to the top of the basketball world, winning national and world championship games and eventually being enshrined in the basketball Hall of Fame. (Fun fact: Anne met Lute in college!)

WOODEN: A Coach's Life by Seth Davis
A provocative and revelatory new biography of the legendary UCLA coach John Wooden that draws on archival research and more than two hundred interviews with players, opponents, coaches, and even Wooden himself. readmoreremove

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