Top Ten Books for Readers Who Like Geeky/Nerdy Things

Posted March 10, 2015 by Debby in Uncategorized

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I had a really freaking hard time thinking of a topic for this week. I had like ten million ideas (i.e. genderbending, traveling, fairy tales, Greek mythology), but though I love ALL of those things, I simply haven’t read enough books to make a top ten for any of them o_o I did have enough for hate-to-love romance ships, but I kind of covered those in my TTT on romantic tropes I love. I feel like a complete failure as a reader. BUT. Okay, so if you are a geek/nerd and you like geeky/nerdy characters/things, I do have enough of those titles to recommend. I hope you enjoy this list that sadly is not my best.

geeks-guide-to-dating-2 Guy-in-Real-Life-by-Steven-Brezenoff We Should Hang Out Sometime

1. The Geek’s Guide to Dating by Eric Smith
Because duh. This is a little different because it’s non-fiction, but it’s loaded with geekery and pop culture references that will make any geek snicker and nod along, “Yes. I get this. This is me.”

2. Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff
This cute little book centers on geeky love between characters who engage in online and table top gaming. Yay gaming! I had a few reservations about this book, but overall it was very entertaining and relatable.

3. We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist
Where my math nerds at? If you like thinking in charts and graphs, you have to pick this one up. It’s a romance/finding-yourself memoir, which reads more like a fictional novel, loaded with nerdy illustrations, and the voice is just super entertaining.

Smart Girls Get What They Want The Boyfriend App Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

4. Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
Smart girls represent! This is one of my favorite fluffy books. The main character and her best friends are among the top students in school, but in this book they try to live life to the fullest outside of their studies (and, you know, find love). Also: the ship is amazing.

5. The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise
App developer, computer whiz main character? YES PLEASE. Not only do I love the technology involved in this book, it’s also just great fun. It’s really bizarre and weird, so it might not work for everyone, but I like fluffy sillies with geeky characters. (Bonus geek love!)

6. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I just read this book last week and I LOVED IT SO MUCH YOU GUYS, I CAN’T EVEN. Drama geeks and grammar nerds will relate to this, like I did, but it’s also just the bestest banterfluff and a great LGBT romance. I can’t wait for my review of this to go live so I can push it on EVERYONE.

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7. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Title is self-explanatory, I suppose, right? If by some chance you have NOT yet read this book and have ever been a member of any fandom, you need this in your life. Period.

8. Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas
Calling all pop culture geeks – if you liked The Breakfast Club, you will totally appreciate the parallels and feel-good-ness of Top Ten Clues. Bonus points for diverse characters and general cuteness.

9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
This is one of my all-time favorite books, so I can’t help but recommend it. It’s good for all book nerds, introverts, and … err… humans. Seriously, just read this book.

10. Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
Not quite as geeky as the rest, but one of the reasons I loved this book so much was because I related in a big way to the main character, who is a little geeky, really smart, and pretty type-A. It’s also just fluff at its finest, so yeah.

What are some more great books for geeks?

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9 responses to “Top Ten Books for Readers Who Like Geeky/Nerdy Things

  1. Hahaha I didn’t realize there were already a lot of geeky characters out there. My ex was a geek, though, so I think reading any of these will give me a trip down memory lane. But I can’t quite resist #1. Hmmm!

  2. I’ve heard quite a bit about Perks of Being a Wallflower but I haven’t picked it up yet. In fact, I haven’t read any of these. Time to expand my horizons…
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I adored Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless – it was a perfect Christmas Eve read 😉 I just had to schedule it that way, haha.

    And I snatched a copy of The Boyfriend App off Book Outlet a few months back – I was concerned I wouldn’t love it after seeing some more reviews, but if it’s geeky, I’m sure it’ll work out all right.

    • I realized this morning though that I forgot the HOLY GRAIL – namely Ready Player One. *headdesk*

      Noooooo!! I am probably reading The Pretty App next week. Though I guess it makes sense that it’s not as geeky since it’s about the … pretty girl from The Boyfriend App. God I don’t remember much do I? I hope I still kind of enjoy it =/

  4. I LOVE nerdy/geeky things but out of all these I’ve only read Fangirl. I feel like I’ve failed as a geek o.O I DO want to read Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Geek’s Guide to Dating, Guy in Real Life and I’ve heard good things about The Boyfriend App and Meant to Be…so I guess that’s something. Awesome picks though^^ Here’s my TTT this week.

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews