Though sports books are not the most successful category of selling books, there are lots of fans who prefer them and who are interested in the new releases. Let’s have a look at the best-selling books for August 2016, according to the top made by New York Times.
- The Boys in the Boat. Written by Daniel James Brown and published by Penguin, it talks about the American team of rowers who wanted to obtain the gold medal at the Berlin Olympics back in 1936.
- Shoe Dog. Written by Phil Knight and published at Scribner, this book is in fact a memoir of the founder of Nike.
- Spartan Fit! Released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, this one is written by John Durant and Joe De Sena. It treats the subject of thirty days of complete transformation of the mind and the body.
- Run Fast. Eat Slow. Approaching the topic of cooking, the book written by Elyse Kopecky and Shalane Flanagan shows a variety of recipes specially designed for athletes.
- Barbarian Days. Imagined by William Finnegan and published at Penguin, the book is a memoir of a New York writer that deals with his obsession. Indeed a Pulitzer Prize-winning material.
- Unbroken. This is the story of an Olympic runner who struggled to survive as a Japanese prisoner in the WW2. It’s written by Laura Hillenbrand and published at Random House.
- Chalked Up. This one was initially published in 2008, and now it appears at the HarperCollins publishing house. Written by Jennifer Sey, this material shows how she won the US national gymnastics championship in 1986. At the time she was only 17, and she won this trophy with some great sacrifices involving severe injuries, sacrifices by her family and some eating disorders. A very interesting read and one of the best-sellers in August.