Waiting on Wednesday: Out of Left Field

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Out of Left Field by Kris Hui Lee

Publication Date: May 1st, 2018

Goodreads Summary
There’s no playing it safe in love or baseball in this sparkling debut, perfect for fans of Morgan Matson and Kasie West.

Marnie has never had a hard time fitting in with the guys. It would take a lot more than their goofy antics to keep her from joining them at the neighborhood sandlot to do what she loves best: play ball.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Feature Athletes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

This week is all about characters. Following my discussion post on why you should read sports contemporary novels, I thought it’d be appropriate to focus this weeks Top Ten Tuesday on books that feature athletes. Most of these books are ones I’ve read but there is one that is on the must read list.

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Review: Whatever Life Throws At You by Julie Cross

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Publication Date: 
October 7th 2014
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre:
Young/New Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Sport – Baseball
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Goodreads Summary
Life loves a good curveball… 

Seventeen-year-old Annie Lucas’s life is completely upended the moment her dad returns to the major leagues as the new pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals. Now she’s living in Missouri (too cold), attending an all-girls school (no boys), and navigating the strange world of professional sports. But Annie has dreams of her own—most of which involve placing first at every track meet…and one starring the Royals’ super-hot rookie pitcher. Continue reading

Review: Play On by Michelle Smith

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Publication Date: 
April 21st 2015 by Spencer Hill
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Sport – Baseball
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Goodreads Summary
In the small town of Lewis Creek, baseball is everything.

Especially for all-star pitcher Austin Braxton, who has a one-way ticket out of town with his scholarship to a top university. All that stands between him and a new start is one final season. But when Austin starts flunking Chemistry, his picture-perfect future is in jeopardy. A failing grade means zero playing time, and zero playing time means no scholarship. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Game On

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Game on (Lewis Creek #2) by Michelle Smith

Publication Date: August 16th 2016

Goodreads Summary
As king of baseball in the small town of Lewis Creek, Eric Perry can have any girl he wants and win every game he plays. But when a fight lands him in jail, he’s only got one more strike before his baseball career is over for good. His only chance for redemption? The girl next door, Bri Johnson.

Bri hasn’t talked to Eric in months—for starters, she’s been too busy dealing with her jerk of an ex-boyfriend, not to mention the fact that Eric’s been preoccupied trying to drink every keg in the country dry. But when he needs a way to stay on the team, she proposes a plan: if he helps her out with community service, he can stay on the team. Continue reading