One thing we've noticed while surveying the canon of essential sports literature is the accidental overlap of sports books and erotic fiction when it comes to titles. We looked back at sports books over the years and devised the following list of sports books that also sound like erotic novels.
Seven Deadly Sins by David Walsh
As a sports book: 'a journalist's mission to expose the greatest cheat in the history of sport'
As an erotic novel: 'A Story of O-style journey of a young Irish chambermaid in fin de siecle France.
Pocket Rocket by Wayne McCullough
As a sports book: 'the autobiography of the Olympic medalist and former world champion boxer.'
As an erotic novel: 'The story of one man and his gift from God.'
Provided You Don't Kiss Me by Duncan Hamilton
As a sports book: 'one journalist's take on his 20-year stint covering the most fascinating man in football'
As an erotic novel: 'One man's struggle to overcome his intimacy issues.'
A Rough Ride by Paul Kimmage
As a sports book: 'a cyclist's piercingly-open memoir on the experience of riding the Tour de France'
As an erotic novel: 'The tale of a bored couple who decide to spice up their sex lives by attending S&M nights'
Kingdom Come by Eoghan Corry
As a sports book: 'the definitive story of Kerry's legendary team of the '70s and '80s.'
As an erotic novel: 'a ribald tale of a randy king in medieval times and his many affairs.'
Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn
As a sports book: 'a fascinating portrait of the relationship between Brooklyn and the Dodgers before they shipped off to LA.'
As an erotic novel: 'A divorcee heads to Hamptons for the summer and leaves her reservations behind'
Beyond A Boundary by CLR James
As a sports book: 'a portrait of cricket in the colonial West Indies and arguably the greatest sports book ever written'
As an erotic novel: 'He would do anything for love, but would he do that?'