A new year means new year resolutions and challenges. One reading challenge that I love to do is Book Riot’s 2017 Read Harder challenge. Instead of having people focus on a specific number of books, Read Harder challenges people to read different genres or authors that they may overlook.
I have to admit that I am not an avid sports fan. Luckily, there are many well-written books about sports that I still find interesting because of their intriguing characters or plot points. Since the summer reading theme for this year is “Go for the Gold” and the summer Olympics are only a couple of months away, here is a timely list of 10 picture books that are good picks for sports lovers and non-lovers alike.
Most of us grew up playing or watching some form of baseball. While the exact origins of the game are not known, the Baseball Hall of Fame web site offers various theories, and is a trove of information about all aspects of one of America's most beloved games. After Ted Williams' Science of Hitting, and biographies of players and teams, is there anything else to read? Here are some novels in which baseball figures prominently:
Soccer has taken center stage nationally, as the U.S. Women's National Soccer team secured victory at the 2015 World Cup in Canada. While the country celebrated the achievement of the Women's team, allegations of corruption within soccer's governing body, FIFA, left a dark cloud over the sport.