Top 5 Wednesday: Sports

Welcome to my post! I’ve decided to do Top 5 Wednesday, a weekly blog prompt (goodreads group here!). I don’t know if I’ll continue past April, but I at least want to try it for a month. Let’s get into it!

April 6th: Sports/Athletes

“Today is National Student-Athlete Day, so let’s celebrate athletes in fiction and/or nonfiction! Are there athletic characters you have really enjoyed in books you’ve read? Or maybe you don’t have a favourite, but love seeing some of your favourite sports represented in fiction? Let’s talk about it by sharing our favourite sports and/or athletes!”

I haven’t read too many books with sports in them, so I have a mix of read and to-be-read books in the list. Interestingly, almost all of them are graphic novels!


I read Fence a while ago but it was a very quick and enjoyable read. The characters didn’t feel too developed but my favourite part was by far the fencing and competitions. It was really interesting to learn more about the sport but in a way that didn’t seem too educational.


Furia was a really great YA that I read as an ARC. I wasn’t expecting it to be very heavy but a lot of things were discussed, such as domestic abuse, misogyny and homophobia. It also focused more on relationships and the main character Camila beyond just football.

Check, Please!

Check, Please! has been on my TBR for a long time but I still want to find a copy and read it. It’s all about ice hockey, vlogging and mlm romance! I’ve heard great things.


Spinning sounds so interesting to me because it’s a graphic novel and memoir. It’s also about figure skating, coming out and outgrowing your passion which just sounds amazing.

The Avant-Guards

Finally we have The Avant-Guards, another graphic novel! This time it’s about a basketball team. I’ve also heard it has a found family element and queer rep so I’m sold!

Thanks for reading! Have you read any sports-themed books?


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  1. I read “Fence” and enjoyed it a lot! =) And I read the first two books of the “All for the Game” series by Nora Sakavic. It’s a fictional sport (Exy) but it definitely has a strong sports theme in it. (and lots of other very heavy topics) I think there are actually not a lot of books that seriously deal with the topic of sports. XD Great post!


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