Sports and Recreation Best Sellers | The Most Sought-After Titles by Public Libraries

The sports and recreation books most in-demand with readers cover basketball, hiking, baseball, golf, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPORTS BESTSELLERS JULY 2022

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1

Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks. [HC] Chris Herring. Atria. 2022. ISBN 9781982132118. $28.99.

2

Fat Girls Hiking: An Inclusive Guide to Getting Outdoors at Any Size or Ability. [P] Summer Michaud-Skog. Timber Press. 2022. ISBN 9781643260396. $19.95.

3

The Baseball 100. [HC] Joe Posnanski. Avid Reader: S. & S. 2021. ISBN 9781982180584. $40.

4

So Help Me Golf: Why We Love the Game. [HC] Rick Reilly. Hachette. 2022. ISBN 9780306924934. $29.

5

Unguarded. [HC] Scottie Pippen & Michael Arkush. Atria. 2021. ISBN 9781982165192. $28.

6

Whispers of the Gods: Tales from Baseball’s Golden Age, Told by the Men Who Played It. [HC] Peter Golenbock. Rowman & Littlefield. 2022. ISBN 9781538154878. $24.95.

7

Raise a Fist, Take a Knee: Race and the Illusion of Progress in Modern Sports. [HC] John Feinstein. Little, Brown. 2021. ISBN 9780316540933. $30.

8

Playmakers: How the NFL Really Works (And Doesn't). [HC] Mike Florio. PublicAffairs. 2022. ISBN 9781541700185. $29.

9

Tiger & Phil: Golf's Most Fascinating Rivalry. [HC] Bob Harig. St. Martin’s. 2022. ISBN 9781250274465. $29.99.

10

Run Like a Pro (Even If You're Slow): Elite Tools and Tips for Runners at Every Level. [P] Matt Fitzgerald & Ben Rosario. Berkley. 2022. ISBN 9780593201916. $17.

11

Wish It Lasted Forever: Life with the Larry Bird Celtics. [HC] Dan Shaughnessy. Scribner. 2021. ISBN 9781982169978. $28.

12

It's Better to Be Feared: The New England Patriots Dynasty and the Pursuit of Greatness. [HC] Seth Wickersham. Liveright. 2021. ISBN 9781631498237. $30.

13

The Soccer Book: The Teams, the Rules, the Leagues, the Tactics. [P] DK. 2022. ISBN 9780744020540. $19.99.

14

Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between. [P] Eric Nusbaum. PublicAffairs. 2021. ISBN 9781541742222. $17.99.

15

Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the National Women's Football League. [HC] Frankie de la Cretaz & Lyndsey D’Arcangelo. Bold Type Books. 2021. ISBN 9781645036623. $28.

16

The Forgotten First: Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley, Bill Willis, and the Breaking of the NFL Color Barrier. [HC] Keyshawn Johnson & Bob Glauber. Grand Central. 2021. ISBN 9781538705483. $28.

17

Camping's Top Secrets: A Lexicon of Modern Bushcraft. 5th edition. [P] Cliff Jacobson. Falcon Guides. 2022. ISBN 9781493062942. $24.95.

18

Shooter's Bible: The World’s Bestselling Firearms Reference. 113th edition. [P] Jay Cassell. Skyhorse. 2021. ISBN 9781510767409. $29.99.

19

How She Did It: Stories, Advice, and Secrets to Success from Fifty Legendary Distance Runners. [P] Molly Huddle & Sara Slattery. Rodale Books. 2022. ISBN 9780593234259. $18.99

20

Up and Down: Victories and Struggles in the Course of Life. [HC] Bubba Watson & Don Yaeger, Thomas Nelson. 2021. ISBN 9780785292012. $26.99.

Source: Baker & Taylor, based on public library sales the six months prior to May 20, 2022.

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