So anyone who follows me on twitter knows that books aren't the only thing I'm passionate about. I love love love basketball, particularly University of Kentucky basketball. That might seem odd for a 5ft-nothing girl bookworm who played one season of youth basketball (nobody would pass me the ball because I was short so I stuck to gymnastics), but in Kentucky, UK basketball is a way of life. We live, breathe and bleed blue here. March is our favorite month of the year.
Each year, I read a basketball book during March to celebrate my two combined passions. Sadly, there aren't nearly enough basketball novels out there so I ration my basketball novels in hopes of not running out of March reading material. Seriously, I need more basketball books (or just sports YAs) to be published.
So I'm wondering, does anyone want to join me and read a basketball book this month? I can't get enough basketball during March, between watching all the games and reading a book it's all-basketball-all-the-time for me. If you're not sure where to start with reading a basketball book I highly recommend Ball Don't Lie by Matt de la Pena (review here). Last year I read Game by Walter Dean Meyers (review here). In 2012 I read The Final Four by Paul Volponi (review here) This year I plan to read either Boy21 by Matthew Quick or Rebound by Bob Krech (depending on how quickly I finish current read vs. how quickly library request goes through).
And while we're talking about basketball book recommendations, please let me know if you have any recommendations in the comments! Hell, I don't even care if you're self promoting if it's an actual basketball book. That's how desperate I am. If anyone's interested in joining and doing a basketball read-a-long let me know! I'd love to meet other book bloggers or readers who love sports as much as me. Let's defy stereotypes together!