Listmania Monday: Geeks, Nerds & Fandoms, oh my!

In 2018, it is no longer an insult to be a nerd or a geek. Nerds have gotten their revenge, geeks are chic, and being fully into fandoms, attending conventions, cosplaying characters, playing D&D, and creating fanfic and fanart is fully in. So today I'm going to share all the YA books that celebrate geeks, nerds, and fan culture!

Note: I am including some books about music fandom.

Adorakable - Sarra Manning
Adorkable - Cookie O'Gorman
All of This is True - Lygia Day Penaflor
All the Feels - Danika Stone
Analee, In Real Life - Janelle Milanes
Art Geeks & Prom Queens - Alyson Noel
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl series - Barry Lyga

Band Geek duology - Josie Bloss
Between Us and the Moon - Rebecca Maizal
Bookish Boyfriends - Tiffany Schmidt
Bookishly Ever After - Isabel Bandeira
The Boomerang Effect - Gordon Jack

Camp Boyfriend - J.K. Rock
Chaotic Good - Whitney Gardner
Close Encounters of the Geek Kind duology - Andy Robb
Comics Will Break Your Heart - Faith Erin Hicks
Cure for the Common Universe - Christian McKay Heidicker

Darius the Great is Not Okay - Adib Khorram
Don't Cosplay with My Heart - Cecil Castellucci
Draw the Line - Laurent Linn

Eliza and her Monsters - Francesca Zappia

#famous - Gagnon
Fan Art - Sarah Tregay
Fan the Fame - Anna Priemaza (2019)
The Fandom - Anna Day
Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell
The Fangirl Life: A Guide to All the Feels and Learning How to Deal - Kathleen Smith
The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy - Sam Maggs
Final Draft - Riley Redgate
Follow Me Back series - A.V. Geiger

Gamer Girl - Mari Mancusi
Geek Charming - Robin Palmer
Geek Girl series - Holly Smale
The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading - Charity Tahmaseb & Darcy Vance
Geek High series - Piper Banks
Geek Magnet - Kieran Scott
Geekerella duology - Ashley Poston (2019)
The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Loves - Sarvenaz Tash
Geektastic - Holly Black & Cecil Castellucci
Gena/Finn - Hannah Moskowitz
Girls Like Me - Lola St. Vil
Going Geek - Charlotte Huang
Grace and the Fever - Zan Romanoff
Guy in Real Life - Steve Brezenoff

Hattie Moore duology - Rae Earl
Hero - Perry Moore
How To series - Cassie Mae

I Am Princess X - Cherie Priest
I Hate Everyone But You - Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin
I Kissed Alice - Anna Birch (2020)
The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak - Brian Katcher
In Real Life - Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang
In Real Life - Lawrence Tabak
Internet Famous - Danika Stone
Into the Wild Nerd Yonder - Julie Halpern

Kat and Meg Conquer the World - Anna Priemaza
Kill the Boy Band - Goldie Moldavsky
King Dork series - Frank Portman

Life in Outer Space - Melissa Keil
Looking For Group - Rory Harrison

Mechanical Hearts series - J.C. Lillis
Meg & Linus - Hannah Nowinski
The Museum of Heartbreak - Meg Leder
My Faire Lady - Laura Wettersten

Nerd series - Leah Rae Miller
The Nerd Girls duology - Alan Sitomer
The Nerdy and the Dirty - B.T. Gottfred
Now a Major Motion Picture - Cori McCarthy

The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You - Lily Anderson

Pilgrims duology - Stephanie Kate Strohm
Playing Defense - Cate Cameron
Popular: Vintage Wisdom for the Modern Geek - Maya Van Wagenen
The Pros of Cons - Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar & Michelle Schusterman
Pwned - Shannon Crane Camp

The Queen Geek Social Club series - Laura Preble
Queens of Geek - Jen Wilde

The Replacement Crush - Lisa Brown Roberts
The Rest of Us Just Live Here - Patrick Ness

Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here - Anna Breslaw
Ship It - Britta Lundin
Shuffle, Repeat - Jen Klein
Signs Point to Yes - Sandy Hall
Smart Girls Get What They Want - Sarah Strohmeyer
Solving for Ex duology - LeighAnn Hopkins
The Square Root of Summer - Harriet Reuter Hapgood
Stranger Than Fanfiction - Chris Colfer

Tash Hearts Tolstoy - Kathryn Ormsbee
The Theory of Everything - Kari Luna

Unconventional - Maggie Harcourt
The Unforgettables - G.L. Thomas

What Happens Now - Jennifer Castle
When Dimple Met Rishi - Sandhya Menon
Who's That Girl - Blair Thornburgh

PS I'm not including Carry On on this list because IT IS NOT ABOUT FANDOM. Fangirl is about fandom. Carry On is a straight up fantasy novel. FIGHT ME.


  1. This is quite an extensive list! I've read and loved Queens of Geek, Geekerella, and WDMR. I'm proud to be a geek and have merch to show off my fandoms.

    1. I always do a TON of research for these lists because I want them to be as extensive as possible. And those three are three of my faves!!

  2. I have some reading to do! Love this list!

    1. Same! I know everyone can name the big ones that released in the past couple years, but I found a LOT more than that. I'm glad to add them all to my TBR!

  3. Love a good list, especially a book list.

    (For your Lee giveaway, IG: _teafunny)

    1. I'm a huge fan of book lists! Hopefully you find a book that you're looking for in one of mine. :)

  4. Thank you so much for compiling such an extensive list! It's really helpful. I will say that I'm not usually a big fan of music books just because I have yet to read a book that's captured the feeling of music and its various fandoms well but maybe I need to check out the ones you've listed here!

    Thanks for sharing,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles