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Seeing Serena

At times, Mazorati’s critical tone takes away from the reading experience. Readers might get a fuller picture of Williams’s career by accompanying this book with the HBO series Being Serena, which is told in her own voice.


There’s no other current book that captures the challenges women face in sports media, and DiCaro does this masterfully. Bringing a feminist lens to the world of sports, this book sets itself apart with its reporting and relevancy.

Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Understanding

While there have been other books written about fandom, this is a quick read that even casual fans of sports may enjoy.

Own the Arena: Getting Ahead, Making a Difference, and Succeeding as the Only One

Recommended for tennis fans and readers interested in women in leadership positions in sports.

Friday Night Lives: Photos from the Town, the Team, and After

An impactful collection on the enduring popularity of Friday Night Lights, that will appeal to fans of the book, movie, or TV series.

Bravey: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas

Pappas is a talented writer and brilliant storyteller and her story is one worth telling. Highly recommended for all readers, especially high school and collegiate running coaches as well as those interested in learning more about distance running.

One Life

Essential for all readers. Rapinoe shares much wisdom throughout, and her words are a call for action to continue to fight societal inequalities.

Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back: Dilemmas of the Modern Fan

This is the book that sports fans didn’t know they needed. Highly recommended for any reader who has felt conflicted about being a sports fan.

Sooner: The Making of a Football Coach—Lincoln Riley’s Rise from West Texas to the University of Oklahoma

As one of the only books about Lincoln Riley, this is a must-have for football collections.

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