YA Sports Books: The Ultimate List

YA Sports Books: The Ultimate List

Young Adult (YA/Teen) sports books is one of my favourite genres. The best YA sports books are all on our ultimate list. This list of new and best teen sports books is almost better than a football game! If you are looking for an exciting book to read, there is sure to be one here for you to enjoy. So get ready to be entertained by one of our favourite Young Adult sports novels.

YA sports books

Last Update: August 2023

YA Sports Books

  1. Keep my heart in san Francisco by Amelia Diane Coombs

2. Breath like water by Anna Jarzab

3. The passing playbook by Isaac Fitzsimmons

4. Tumbling by Caela Carter

5. Every reason we shouldn’t  by Sara Fujimura

6. Break the fall by Jennifer Iacopelli

7. Bright burning stars by A.K. Small

8. Cold day in the sun by Sara Biren

9. The game can’t love you back by Karole Cozzo

10. Love on the lifts by Rachel Hawthorne

11. Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider


12. Girl against the universe by Paula Stokes

13. Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez

14. All for one by Lillie Lainoff

15. The Easy part of impossible by Sarah Tomp

16. The Beckoning shadow by Katharyn Blair

17. Fifteen hundred miles from the sun by Jonny Garza Villa

18. The insomniacs by Marit Weisenberg

19. Here to stay by Sara Farizan

Here to Stay is a book that sounds like an incredible and emotional story. If you are looking for a basketball story that deals with a theme of bullying and racism, this book is one to try. For more on this story, check out this interview with Sara Farizan below.

20. Bruised by Sarah skilton 

21. Michigan vs the boys by Carrie S. Allen


22. All the things we never knew by Liara Tamani

23. Up to this pointe by Jennifer Longo

24. In the same boat by Holly Green

25. Bruised by tanya boteju

26. The knockout by sajni patel

27. The Key to You and Me by Jaye Robin Brown

28. Game. Set. Match. by Jennifer Iacopelli

29. Running With Lions by Julian Winters

30. The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow

31. Finding Her Edge by Jennifer Iacopelli

32. As Much as I Ever Could by Brandy Woods Snow

33. Throw Like a Girl by Sarah Henning

34. Breathe and count back from ten by Natalia Sylvester

35. Cafe con lychee by Emery Lee


36. It’s All in How You Fall by Sarah Henning

37. Game On by Laura Silverman

38. All-Star Love by Stephanie Scott

39. She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen

40. Icebreaker by A.L. Graziadei

41. The Other Side of Perfect by Mariko Turk

42. Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

43. Any Way You Slice It by Kristine Carlson Asselin

44. Eyes on Me by Rachel Harris

45. Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

46. The Boyfriend League by Rachel Hawthorne

47. Cleat Cute by Meryl Wilsner

48. Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman

49. Check & Mate by Ali Hazelwood

50. Rez Ball by Byron Graves

51. I Like Me Better by Robby Weber

52. Never Vacation With Your Ex by Emily Wibberley

53. Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu

54. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

55. The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes

YA Sports Books

I just love YA sports books! I hope that you find something on our YA sports books list that gets you pumped for some reading fun. All of these titles and more can be found on our YA Sports Books Goodreads shelf if you are interested in learning more. Happy reading!

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