Wednesday, August 15, 2012

RTW- Love of the Game

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered.

This Week's Topic is: In honor of the end of the Olympics, share your favorite sports book!

The Olympic Ceremonies have come to a close, but there are some amazing sports books out there to keep the competitive spirit alive---at least until the next Olympics in 2014! List one or more of your favorites.

I just started reading Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally and I'm pretty sure it is going to be the perfect book to get me ready for football season. Skol Vikings!
Catching Jordan

But while I love football my favorite sport is baseball. It reminds me of growing up and spending time with my grandpa and playing catch in the yard. I was raised a Yankees fan but I live in Minneapolis and became a Twins fan ten years ago watching players like Brad Radke, Corey Koskie, David Ortiz (you're welcome Boston)  and  Torii Hunter become AL Central Division Champions. 

Being from Iowa my favorite baseball book is Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella. This is the book that the film Field of Dreams is based on. It's about baseball, fathers, sons, faith and forgiveness.  

Shoeless Joe

What is your favorite sports book?


Nickie said...

I think you're like the third person to recommend 'Catching Jordan', so that is definitely getting moved to the top of my TBR.

I'm a new follower on GFC -- my blog is

Elodie said...

I really enjoyed CATCHING JORDAN :D and am looking forward to Miranda's next book!

Barbara Watson said...

My husband is a high school football coach, and the premise of Catching Jordan really intrigues me. But I don't read many books with a sports that comes to mind is Bleachers by John Grisham--probably because it focuses on the effect a coach can have on the lives of those he coaches (in this book, not necessarily a positive one, however).

Meredith said...

Loved Catching Jordan! And I can't wait until football season!

Alison Miller said...

I LOVED Catching Jordan - especially because it was all about football! Great choice!

Jennifer Hoffine said...

Interesting...I didn't know a Shoeless Joe book was what they based Field of Dreams on.