A Rogue Librarian's Reading List

{March 21, 2011}   Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd

Plot: A collection of stories about geek culture for nerds of every kind.

Whether you’re a D&D geek, a trivia geek, a sci-fi geek, a LARPER, a theater geek… or any other kind of nerd, there is a story for you in this lovely collection, accompanied by hilarious comics by (Canadian!) Bryan Lee O’Malley and Hope Larson. They are written by some of the greatest and geekiest authors on the YA market including though not limited to Holly Black, John Green, David Leviathan, Garth Nix, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare and Scott Westerfeld.

Like any collection of short stories, some are better than others. Kelly Link’s story Secret Identity just seemed to drag on and I finished it mainly out of a sense of completion. But the other stories are good enough to make up for it.

There’s a story about a Jedi and a Klingon hooking up at a convention. Do I really need to sell anyone on this idea?


Once You’re a Jedi, You’re a Jedi All the Way by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci

One of Us by Tracy Lynn

Definitional Chaos by Scott Westerfeld

I Never by Cassandra Clare

The King of Pelinesse by M.T. Anderson

The Wrath of Dawn by Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith

Quiz Bowl Antichrist by David Levithan

The Quiet Knight by Garth Nix

Everyone But You by Lisa Yee

Secret Identity by Kelly Link

Freak the Geek by John Green

The Truth About Dino Girl by Barry Lyga

This is my Audition Monologue by Sara Zarr

The Stars at the Finish Line by Wendy Mass

It’s Just a Jump to the Left by Libba Bray

Challenges: Into the Old World Challenge (17)


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