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Summer Reading For Athletes

This year’s summer reading program is full of fun and food, games and prizes – but what about the books?  Not to worry, we still have scads of those, too!  Summer in the City just wouldn’t be complete without great reads to jog your mind on these lazy days.



The Art of Fielding by Chad HarbachArt of Fielding book cover

College baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended.


Myron Bolitar series by Harlan Coben Long Lost Book Cover

In novels that crackle with wit and suspense, Harlan Coben has created one of the most fascinating heroes in suspense fiction–a hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent.


What I Talk About When I Talk about Running by Haruki MurakamiWhat I Talk About When I Talk About Running book cover

In 1982, Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami began running to keep fit. Now, after dozens of long distance races, he reflects on the sport that changed his life.


Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, and a Dream by H.G. Bissinger Friday Night Lights book cover

Pulitzer Prize-winner H.G. Bissinger returns us to the enduring account of the Permian Panthers, the winningest high school football team in Texas history.  Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose!


Among the Thugs by Bill BufordAmong the Thugs book cover

They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin’ Sammy. They like lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs, and themselves. Bill Buford records both the savageries and sinister allure of Football Thug subculture.

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