What are the best novels about football?

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    #1Fever Pitch

    Fever Pitch

    Fever Pitch is a football sports fiction book written by Nick Hornby. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 1998 by Riverhead Books. This is first published in 1992.


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    Rogelio Vega
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Fever Pitch is a classic football novel at this point. I don't particularly like the writing style that the author uses, but I would still recommend everyone who's into football read this book."
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    #2Keane: The Autobiography

    Keane:  The Autobiography

    Keane: The Autobiography: First Edition is a book written by Roy Keanne and Eamon Dunphy. Keane: The Autobiography: First Edition was published on September 1, 2005 by Penguin Global.


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    Henry Lynch
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Soccer is the worst sport ever created in the history of sports. Even worst than the WNBA. This book is no different. If you want to give your hard earned money to someone who has never been broke in his life and will never be broke in his life by all means pony up and pay the man."
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    #3How Soccer Explains the World

    How Soccer Explains the World

    How Soccer Explains the World:  An Unlikely Theory of Globalization is a study book by Franklin Foer. It was released in July 2005. It became one of Sports Illustrated's Most Influential Sports Books of the Decade.


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    Austin Jimenez
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I was surprised by this book. This was a required read in one of my literary classes and it gave me a new appreciation for this genre. I'm typically not into sports in general, but this book is more just about sports (or soccor/football in this case), it does an excellent job of illustrating how football plays into peoples' lives like no other sport--that's what sold it for me. While I likely still won't read many sports novels in the future, I'm certain I'd be hard pressed to find a better one than this. "
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    #4The Perfect Play (Play-by-Play)

    The Perfect Play (Play-by-Play)

    The Perfect Play is a football romance novel by Jaci Burton. It tells the story of pro-football player Mick Riley as he determinedly pursues Tara Lincoln. It is the first novel in the Play-by-Play series.


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    Claudia Olvera
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "the writing worked just fine because Mick, as a superstar athlete, and Tara, the party planner raising a teen boy, and their romantic conflict read as authentic and believable and, yes, as hot as the cover suggests.Tara is a party planner with a 14 (soon to be 15) year old son. She made a lot of mistakes as a kid and had crappy parents but is trying to give her son the best possible life. She doesn’t date. the catching story readers who fan of foot ball like it "
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    #5All Lined Up (Rusk University)

    All Lined Up (Rusk University)

    All Lined Up is the first book in Cora Carmack's romantic love novel series for young adults, Rusk University. It is about a woman trying to escape the grasp of her father and a man trying to pave a path for himself using football.


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    Janice Mills
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Looking for the best novels about football and given the result of "All Lined Up" would be an acceptable find. The book has 4.5 out of 5 stars and 389 customer reviews. It meets the search criteria and has several good purchase options."
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    #6This Heart of Mine (Chicago Stars)

    This Heart of Mine (Chicago Stars)

    This Heart of Mine is a romance novel by Susan Elizabeth Philipps. It tells the story of Molly Somerville, whose longtime crush on star quarterback Kevin Tucker turns into something more. It is the fifth book in the Chicago Stars series. 


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    Jeffrey Hamilton
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "fits topic with good reviews"
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    #7Catching Jordan (Hundred Oaks)

    Catching Jordan (Hundred Oaks)

    Catching Jordan is a young adult romance novel by Miranda Kenneally that tells the story of football quarterback Jordan Woods and the new transferee Ty Green, who's also a quarterback and eager to prove he's better at it than she is.


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    Gerald Hunter
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "For a romance series, there are a lot of books. An 8 book series about a high school football player romance. I expect lots of drama."
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    #8The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

    The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

    The Wall of Winnipeg and Me is a romantic novel for young adults written by Mariana Zapata. it is about an NFO star defensive end and his closeness to his assistant. The book was included in Amazon's Best Books of 2016 for Romance.


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    Ashley Patel
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Beautiful love story. If you've ever had a romance bloom with a co-worker or aid, you'll be able to relate easily to this book!"
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    #9Reed's Reckoning

    Reed's Reckoning

    Reed's Reckoning is a sensual romantic love story for young adults to adults written by Ahren Sanders. It was originally published in August 2014. It is about a woman and a pro football player trying to figure out their future.


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    David Webb
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "My wife bought me this book by mistake! She thought it was going to be about football strategy or biographies, not a romance novel! I gave it back to her instead and at least she said she loved it. It actually sparked some of our personal romantic life so I can surely say this novel is captivating. Definitely a buy for your wife!"
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    #10Not Another Bad Date

    Not Another Bad Date

    Not Another Bad Date is a romantic, find-true-love, story for teens and adults written by Rachel Gibson. It was first published in 2008. It is about a woman trying not to think too much about how all her relationships fail.


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    Peter Schultz
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Poorly written in my opinion. I've read tons of book in this genre and this is average at the very best. Definitely better book around than this."
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    Soccerland is a fiction book about soccer for middle-grade children. This sportsbook written by Beth Choat was published in 2010. The story is about Flora Dupre's dream to play for an international team.

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    Keith Newman
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Soccerland is a great fiction book for children of middle school about soccer. The main character wants to play for an international team. Children will be able to read about Flora as she follows her dreams. Her path will not be easy, but she is fierce and resilient. "
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    #12The Second Half

    The Second Half

    The Second Half is a book written by Roy Keane and Roddy Doyle. The Second Half was published on December 16, 2014 by W&N. The Second Half's hardcover edition has 304 pages.


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    Brandon Vasquez
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This book is written by an author who has won multiple awards. It seems to be very inspiring. "
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    Headhunters is a non-fiction biography book written by John King. Headhunters was published on May 7, 1998 by Vintage. Headhunters' paperback edition has 320 pages.


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    Héctor Espinoza
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Got the book thinking it was about American football and boy was I disappointed. I don't care about soccer at all. I read it anyway because that's just how I am. If you are a soccer fan you still might be a little disappointed because it's not really about soccer and I found I didn't even really like the characters, at all, so it was a bit difficult to get through. I don't know what would be better since I don't like soccer but you'll probably wish you found something if you pick this up."
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    #14Nobody's Baby But Mine (Chicago Stars)

    Nobody's Baby But Mine (Chicago Stars)

    Nobody's Baby But Mine is a romance novel by Susan Elizabeth Philipps. It tells the story of physics professor Jane Darlington and her plan to have a child with quarterback Cal Bonner. It is the third book in the Chicago Stars series.


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    Frank Lane
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Nobody's Baby But Mine (Chicago Stars) is a fun read novel about football"


Best What are the best novels about football
1Fever PitchBooks 41 Paid
2Keane: The AutobiographyBooks 26 Paid
3How Soccer Explains the WorldBooks 22 Paid
4The Perfect Play (Play-by-Play)Books 10 Paid
5All Lined Up (Rusk University)Books 9 Paid
6This Heart of Mine (Chicago Stars)Books 8 Paid
7Catching Jordan (Hundred Oaks)Books 6 Paid
8The Wall of Winnipeg and MeBooks 4 Paid
9Reed's ReckoningBooks 3 Paid
10Not Another Bad DateBooks 1 Paid

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