Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books That Feature Characters That Play Sports



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.


This week’s topic is Ten Books That Feature Characters ____________. I went with Ten Books That Feature Characters That Play Sports. I’m doing half the post for books I’ve already read, and then half of the post for books I really want to read. If you have any favorite sports romances that I didn’t list, tell me ASAP. I want all the recs.



1. Hundred Oaks series  I read all of these books this year, and really enjoyed them. My favorites were probably Coming Up for Air, Defending Taylor, and Breathe, Annie, Breathe.

2. Off-Campus series  I’ve only read books 1 and 2, but I really enjoyed them. Especially 1, because Garrett. I’m hoping to read books 3 and 4 soon.

3. Roller Girl – This is a MG graphic novel, but I really enjoyed it. It’s about roller derby, and I learned a lot about the sport. Astrid is a great main character, and I highly recommend this one.

4. Calling It series – I had an eARC from Netgalley for book 1, and really enjoyed the story. I have to finish reading the series soon. The small town vibe was nice, and the characters were entertaining.

5. Play by Play series – I’m reading book 1 now, and I bought several more from my local used bookstore (see my Stacking the Shelves post on Saturday to see which ones) to start once I finish it.


6. The Boys of Summer series  I got the first book from the library to hopefully buddy read with Jessica soon. I can’t wait to dive into another baseball sports romance.

7. Game On series – At least book 1, not sure about the others, has some mixed reviews, but I definitely still want to read it and see for myself. I need all the sports romances I can get.

8. The Ivy Years series – This one’s been on my radar for a while. I’ve heard good things about Sarina’s writing, so I want to get around to reading these in the future.

9. Cold Fury Hockey series  As you’ve noticed, there’s a tendency for sports romances to be series. And here’s another one I really want to read. I’m not a big hockey fan (or sports in general), but give it to me to read please.

10. Gridiron series – A couple people I know didn’t really enjoy this one, but I’m all for trying books for myself…unless there’s problematic representation or something. So this is definitely on my TBR.


Have you read any of the books I listed here? If so, what’d you think of them?

24 thoughts to “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books That Feature Characters That Play Sports”

    1. Roller Girl was awesome. I really love baseball ones. I probably love them the most because I played softball for a while…although I’m weirdly into hockey books too.

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