Reading With The Roost 2010

An ambitious list of stuff we’re going to try and read, starting with Chris:

Road Swing: One Fan’s Journey Into The Soul Of America’s Sports” by Steve Rushin

The Breaks of the Game” by David Halberstam

Leafs AbomiNation: The Dismayed Fan’s Handbook to Why the Leafs Stink and How They Can Rise Again” by Dave Feschuk and Michael Grange

Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life” by Steve Martin

L.A. Confidential” by James Ellroy

Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota” by Chuck Klosterman

How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization” by Franklin Foer

Ryan has a few things left over from last year, as well as a few suggestions he took from the comments:

The Colts’ Baltimore: A City and Its Love Affair in the 1950s” by Michael Olesker

“The Machine: A Hot Team, a Legendary Season, and a Heart-stopping World Series: The Story of the 1975 Cincinnati Reds” by Joe Posnanski

Putting A Roof On Winter: Hockey’s Rise from Sports to Spectacle” by Michael McKinley

Gretzky’s Tears” by Stephen Brunt

What the Dog Saw” by Malcolm Gladwell

Here’s one that came from Rich:

The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity” by Richard Florida

And here are a few things we all will chip in on:

Eating the Dinosaur” by Chuck Klosterman

Free Darko presents… The Macrophenominal Pro Basketball Almanac” by Bethehem Shoals, et. all

The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy” by Bill Simmons

I know Rich has already read the last two, but he said he has a bunch of other books he wants to talk about as well. Either way, let us know if we missed anything we absolutely need to read, and what you want us to talk about first. Happy reading, everyone.