I’ve noticed a trend recently with some of the books that I’ve really been enjoying in the past months. A lot of them have been NERD BOOKS. So many of the books I’ve really liked recently have had a nerdy heroine, a dorky guy, or a generally geek-tastic theme!
So why have I enjoyed these books so much? To put it simply, being a nerd is fun! Clearly I can relate (I think we’re all book nerds here…) and maybe not to the full extent of the characters since unlike a few of them, I don’t get as into things like video games and comic books, but even if it’s not the same kind of nerdiness, I still love geeking out with them! The themes are just plain fun!
Another reason is that I love seeing these characters own their inner-nerd. I absolutely love the confidence that the characters either A) have maintained and totally owned because they love who they are or B) are finally able to gain once they eventually do become comfortable with themselves. It’s nice to see them truly happy with the person that they are and not afraid to show it!
Lastly, I love nerdy hot guys. There’s something so sexy about a guy who is cute and smart and clever and I’ve gotta say… The brains matter more than body! I’ve never been into muscles, and sports are great but jocks never really did it for me either. Give me a witty, nerdy guy any day!
So first and foremost, I’m going to share my favorite nerdy books! If you’re looking for a new, fun read, I highly suggest starting with these!
Book: The Summer I Became A Nerd by Leah Rae Miller
Read For: The Selective Collective
Quick Summary: Popular girl Maddie is a huge nerd, but she keeps it a secret from her friends… Until she starts hanging out with cute comic book store boy!
Nerd factors: A comic book store, adorkable guy, LARPing, video games
Review: The Summer I Became A Nerd
Book: Blaze (Or Love in the Time of Supervillains) by Laure Boyle Crompton
Read For: Fun! Swapped with a fellow blogger.
Quick Summary: Blaze (yes, that’s her real name) is way into comics. She finally starts talking to her big crush Mark… But is he what he really appears to be?
Nerd Factors: Comic books, Blaze’s own superhero, Comic Con, little brother
Review: Blaze (Or Love in the Time of Supervillians)
Book: The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding
Read For: Fun! Got an egalley
Quick Summary: After her father’s death, choir nerd Devan goes to live with her famous author mother Reece halfway across the country…. meeting her for the first time.
Nerd Factors: Musicals, choir, show tunes, jazz hands
Review: The Reece Malcolm List
Book: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Read For: A jolly nerdy time! Heard great things about it
Quick Summary: The 80s are kickin’ it in the future and Wade goes off on a virtual quest to find a late technological genius’ fortune hidden inside the virtual world.
Nerd Factors: Virtual reality, 80s pop culture, video games, speculative future, a world where geeks are king!
Review: Ready Player One
With as much fun as I’ve had lately, I can’t count out my favorite TV nerds. These have become some of my favorite shows and not just in the nerd category — Of all time!
CHUCK. I mean, come on. ZACHARY LEVI. I fell in love with him on this show. Chuck is the epitome of the nerdy-hot guy, for sure.
TV Show: Chuck
Quick Summary: After putting on a pair of mysterious sunglasses, Chuck’s brain downloads the CIA’s secrets into his head, immediately making him the nation’s most valuable asset… and liability.
Nerd Factors: “Nerd Herd” (the TV world’s version of Best Buy’s Geek Squad), video games, general nerd culture, spies
TV Show: The Big Bang Theory
Quick Summary: Pretty girl moves in across from a part of physicists. Comedy ensues.
Nerd Factors: They’re all nerds! Science, Star Trek, Star Wars, super heroes
TV Show: Mythbusters
Quick Summary: Two guys try to bust or prove common myths, legends, and superstitions
Nerd Factors: Come on. SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS.
So those are my favorite ways to nerd out! I for one can say I’m proud to be a nerd. A book nerd forever and so much more!
Are you proud to be a nerd? What are your favorite geeky books? TV shows? Movies? Let’s nerd out together!!!