Just in time for NCAA basketball brackets and March Madness, this month Hunter Library’s Leisure Reading Collection will highlight sports-related books from our nonfiction section. Today the focus is on basketball, but if that isn’t your cup of tea, we’ll be looking at other sports-related offerings as the month goes on.
For the basketball fans out there, here are a few titles you might find interesting:
- The Book of Basketball, by Bill Simmons
“The Sports Guy” from ESPN.com offers an in-depth and opinionated look at the NBA – past, present, and future.
- Shooting Stars, by LeBron James and Buzz Bissinger
A memoir from NBA superstar LeBron James, told to Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger.
- To Hate Like This is to be Happy Forever: A Thoroughly Obsessive, Intermittently Uplifting, and Occasionally Unbiased Account of the Duke-North Carolina Basketball Rivalry, by Will Blythe
The title says it all! UNC fan Will Blythe combines history and memoir to give a personalized look at the basketball rivalry between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University.
- Light Blue Reign: How a City Slicker, a Quiet Kansan, and a Mountain Man Built College Basketball’s Longest-Lasting Dynasty, by Art Chansky and Dean Smith
Sportswriter Art Chansky, author of Blue Blood, examines Tar Heel basketball under the three Hall of Fame coaches – Frank McGuire, Dean Smith, and Roy Williams.
- Hard Work: My Life On and Off the Court, by Roy Williams
Memoir from Roy Williams, current coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, former coach at the University of Kansas, and western North Carolina native.
- One Fantastic Ride: The Inside Story of Carolina Basketball’s 2009 Championship Season, by Adam Lucas, Steve Kirschner, and Matt Bowers
A must-read for UNC basketball fans who want to relive the Tar Heels’ 2009 NCAA Championship season.