With deft humor and clever pop culture references, “geeky” reads have a huge appeal to many readers. Check out these fun favorites …
Everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too: a book by Jomny Sun
A lost, lonely and confused alien finds friendship, acceptance, and love among the creatures of Earth, and teaches us all how to be a little more human.
Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
With raucous humor and brilliantly orchestrated mayhem, Meddling Kids delivers an exuberant and wickedly entertaining celebration of horror, love, friendship, and many-tentacled, interdimensional demon spawn. A nostalgic and subversive story with sly nods to Scooby-Doo, H. P. Lovecraft and pop culture, this is a strikingly original and dazzling reminder of the fun and adventure we can discover at the heart of our favorite stories, no matter how old we get.
Additional Formats: eAudio
Squirrel Meets World: the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Shannon Hale
Fun, funny, and action-packed, deceptively packaged for kids, but a fantastic read for any Marvel-universe fan. Doreen Green, a peppy 14-year-old with a gorgeous tail (tactfully concealed) and secret squirrel powers, must find a way to cope with high school life, keep her superhero identity a secret, and defeat the diabolical son of Hydra agents, who insists on being her nemesis.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Immersing himself in a mid-21st-century virtual utopia to escape an ugly real world of famine, poverty and disease, Wade Watts joins an increasingly violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world’s super-wealthy creator, who has promised that the winner will be his heir. A film version directed by Stephen Spielberg is due out March, 2018.
Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore
Turns out we get ten thousand lives to answer all of life’s Big Questions and Achieve Wisdom. Milo has just five more lives to “get it right.” If he doesn’t, oblivion awaits. Every journey from cradle to grave offers Milo more pieces of the great cosmic puzzle–if only he can piece them together in time to finally understand what it means to be part of something bigger than infinity. As darkly enchanting as the works of Neil Gaiman and as wisely hilarious as Kurt Vonnegut’s, this is the story of everything that makes life profound, beautiful, absurd, and heartbreaking. Because it’s more than Milo’s story. It’s our story, too.
Originally posted by Toledo Lucas County Public Library blogger Amy H. at http://www.toledolibrary.org/blog/super-fun-geeky-reads.