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Ted Lasso Characters as Books

Ted Lasso Characters as Books

Published: December 30, 2021

Sometimes all we need to start a new year off right is a little inspiration. Where better to get inspiration but from AFC Richmond’s sweetheart, Ted Lasso. Lasso infused a failing soccer club with his charm and enthusiasm, and gave us an entire reading list along the way. Which got us to thinking, what book would we be if we were Ted Lasso, or Keeley, or Dr. Sharon? 

Here is our list of Ted Lasso characters as books...*whispers, all of these books can be checked out from your local library branch - click on the title to put a copy on hold.*


Ted Lasso: The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac 


Coach Beard: Are you there, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume


Rebecca Welton: Daring Greatly by Brené Brown 


Roy Kent: Bringing Down the Duke By Evie Dunmore


Keeley Jones: Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You’re Worth by Mika Brzezinski


Leslie Higgins: The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson


Nathan Shelley: Cold Hearted: A Tale of the Wicked Stepmother by Serena Valentino


Sam Obisanya: Just Like You by Nick Hornby


Dani Rojas: ¡Me gusta cómo soy! I Like Myself! By Karen Beaumont


Dr. Sharon Fieldstone: The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy


Mae from The Crown & Anchor pub: The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury by Bill Watterson


What would your book choices be for the cast of Ted Lasso?

While you chew on that, here are a few books mentioned throughout the series:

The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Ender’s Game by Scott Orson Card 

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming