Get Your Geek On

In celebration of Geek Pride Day, we pulled together reading lists—graphic novels and otherwise—for all breeds of geeks.

Get Your Geek On

Originating in Spain, Dia del Orgullo Friki or Geek Pride Day is observed every year on May 25. An initiative to promote geek culture, the date shares the anniversary of the release of the first Star Wars film, A New Hope, in 1977. It is also Towel Day—celebrated by keeping a towel handy as in The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy—and the Glorious 25th of May for fans of Discworld by Sir Terry Pratchett.

To celebrate Geek Pride Day, we pulled together reading lists—graphic novels and otherwise—for all breeds of geeks. Find what interests you most below, pick up a book, and let your geek flag fly.


Are you a Pop Culture Geek?

Any day would not be complete without at least one reference to Star Trek.

Your ultimate culture reading list:

TekWar, by William Shatner

Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, by Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin

Stuff Every Geek Should Know, by Quirk Books

Everything Bad is Good for You, by Steven Johnson


Are You a Comic Book Geek? Nothing is more serious.

Your essential guide to graphic novels:

big bang theory

The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel (A Game of Thrones Prequel), by George R. R. Martin, Ben Avery, and Mike S. Miller

Nature of the Beast, by Adam Mansbach and Douglas McGowan

The Watchmen, by Alan Moore

The Sandman, by Neil Gaiman


Are You a Technogeek? You spend your time inventing tomorrow.

google glasses

Your high tech reading list:

Little Brother, by Corey Doctorow

Strangled Silence, by Oisin McGann

I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov

The Cuckoo’s Egg, by Clifford Stoll


Are You A Space Geek? Exploring the universe is your ultimate pastime.

Your reading guide to the galaxy:

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

Sprockets: A Little Robot, by Alexander Key

Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card

Contact, by Carl Sagan


Are You an Academic Geek? AKA Nerd, The endgame is knowledge.

This list will take you to nerdvana:

Operation Sherlock (The A.I. Gang Book 1), by Bruce Coville

Dork in Disguise, by Carol Gorman

A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking

Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture, by Stephen Segal


Are You a Book Geek? So many books, so little time.

Your bibliophile basics:

Geektastic, edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci

The Color of Magic, by Terry Pratchett

The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury

An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green

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