The Best Sports Books for Non-Sports Fans

You don't need a fantasy football team in order to enjoy these, we promise.

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Not everyone is a huge sports fan (cough, me, cough). But if you take the fan-demonium out of the equation, athletics can be an incredible metaphor for the trials and tribulations we face in life. Here are 14 sports books that offer such excellent storytelling about hard work, disappointment, redemption and victory that you won’t mind all the athletic stuff.


Do any sports-related books top your list of favorite reads? Tell us in the comments!


Bookshelf curated by Alexandra Gekas. 

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About Alexandra Gekas

Alexandra Gekas

ALEXANDRA GEKAS is a New York City-based editor, writer and book worm. In college, her dad told her to major in whatever she was passionate about, so she picked English literature, which led her to her career in journalism. So, really has the library to thank for it all.