Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Sports Page : 2012 Edition

Reader Up!
Sports books take up their fair share of slots on bestseller lists, both short and long. Here are but a few sports titles in our collection that found their way into the spotlight in 2012.

Fenway 1912 : the Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season, and Fenway's Remarkable First Season by Glenn Stout
Essential reading for any Red Sox fan.

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
A baseball star at a small college launches a routine throw that goes disastrously off course and inadvertently changes the lives of five people. The author's debut novel.

When the Garden Was Eden : Clyde, the Captain, Dollar Bill, and the Glory Days of the Old Knicks by Harvey Araton
A recounting of the 1970's Knicks and how they made their way to two NBA championships.

American Triumvirate : Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the Modern Age of Golf by James Dodson
A celebration of three legendary champions on the centennial of their births in 1912.

Chasing Dean : Surfing America's Hurricane States by Tom Anderson
Re-released in 2012, a quirky read about science and surfing. Pair this one with fiction book, The Dawn Patrol by Don Winslow or Susan Casey's non-fiction book, The Wave.

Girl Hunter : Revolutionizing the Way We Eat, One Hunt at a Time by Georgia Pellegrini
The second book from a popular foodie blogger.

Eat and Run : My Unlikely Journey to Ultra-Marathon Greatness by Scott Jurek
The ultra-runner author opens up about his life and career as an elite athlete.

The Secret Race : Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France by Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle
Exciting, quick moving, shocking and winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year.

The Good Son : the Life of Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini by Mark Kriegel
The story of fathers and fighters. Even if you don't watch boxing, this one's a great read.

Sweetness: the Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton by Jeff Pearlman
The challenging and not all glittery story of a Chicago Bears superstar.