Play Time

Good reads for sports fans.

Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports are Played and Games are Won -by Tobias Moskowitz and L. Jon Wertheim
Recommended by Andrea Smith
More behavioral economics for fans of Moneyball, Freakonomics or simply winning. Meet a coach who plays the percentages. Always. And wins, in spite of what everyone says or thinks.

Open: An Autobiography -by Andre Agassi
Recommended by Andrea Smith
A beautiful, haunting biography from Andre Agassi—one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court.

Dare Me: A Novel -by Megan Abbott
Recommended by Laura Carlson
This Edgar Award-winning mystery author takes noir themes and applies them to an unlikely subject: high school cheerleaders. Addy is a 16-year-old cheerleader who gets caught up in a growing mystery after she becomes entangled in the rivalry between her best friend and the squad’s new coach.

Recommendations from librarians at the Hennepin County Library–Eden Prairie.