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Best Geek Books: The Ultimate Collection

Here is a list of the best Geek books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Cooks, and Good Food (2015)

 Best Geek Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhy do we cook the way we do? Are you the innovative type, used to expressing your creativity instead of just following recipes? Do you want to learn to be a better cook or curious about the science behind what happens to food as it cooks? More than just a cookbook, Cooking for Geeks applies your curiosity to discovery, inspiration, and invention in the kitchen. Why do we bake some things at 350°F/175°C and others at 375°F/190°C? Why is medium-rare steak so popular? And just how quickly does a pizza cook if we overclock an oven to 1,000 F/540 C? Author and cooking geek Jeff Potter provides the answers to these questions and…
Author(s): Jeff Potter

2. Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share (2010)

 Best Geek Books: The Ultimate CollectionToday’s generation of dads grew up more tech-savvy than ever. Rather than joining the Little League team, many grew up playing computer games, Dungeons and Dragons, and watching Star Wars. Now with kids of their own, these digital-age dads are looking for fresh ways to share their love of science and technology, and help their kids develop a passion for learning and discovery. Enter supergeek, and father of two, Ken Denmead. An engineer and editor of the incredibly popular GeekDad blog on, Ken has created the ultimate, idea-packed guide…
Author(s): Ken Denmead

3. GEEK LOVE. (1989)

 Best Geek Books: The Ultimate CollectionGeek Love by Katherine Dunn. Vintage Books,1989…
Author(s): Katherine Dunn

4. Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food (2010)

 Best Geek Books: The Ultimate CollectionAre you the innovative type, the cook who marches to a different drummer — used to expressing your creativity instead of just following recipes? Are you interested in the science behind what happens to food while it’s cooking? Do you want to learn what makes a recipe work so you can improvise and create your own unique dish? More than just a cookbook, Cooking for Geeks applies your curiosity to discovery, inspiration, and invention in the kitchen. Why is medium-rare steak so popular? Why do we bake some things at 350 F/175 C and others at 375 F/190 C? And how…
Author(s): Jeff Potter

5. A Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony (Revised and Expanded with New Topics) (2019)

 Best Geek Books: The Ultimate CollectionCreated specifically for fans of Japanese “cool culture,” A Geek in Japan is one of the most iconic, hip, and concise cultural guides available. Reinvented for the internet age, it is packed with personal essays and hundreds of photographs and presents all the touchstones of traditional and contemporary culture in an entirely new way. A Geek in Japan decodes the mysteries of the Japanese language, Japanese social values and daily habits, business and technology, the arts, and symbols and practices that are peculiarly Japanese. This revised and expanded edition contains many new pages of materials on all sorts of topics including…
Author(s): Hector Garcia

6. Geeks Who Drink Presents: Duh!: 100 Bar Trivia Questions You Should Know (And the Unexpected Stories Behind the Answers) (2019)

 Best Geek Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe best trivia questions are usually the ones that are right on the tip of your tongue—so obvious that you may not know the answer offhand, but you should. In Duh, America’s foremost masters of pub quiz, Geeks Who Drink, will take trivia lovers on a voyage through 100 of our face-palmiest questions. Along the way, we’ll explore the blind hills and corners that make random knowledge so much fun. In hilarious, informative, bite-size essays, we’ll explore such not-really-mysteries as: -How many stars are on the Texas state…
Author(s): Christopher D. Short

7. Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Scripts Volume 2 (2004)

 Best Geek Books: The Ultimate CollectionThough only airing for 18 episodes, the Dreamworks Television comedy/drama Freaks and Geeks (NBC, 1999-2000) earned extraordinary critical acclaim, and developed a devoted fan base that fought valiantly to keep it on the air. Eventually fan demand (an online petition of over 35,000 names) convinced the studio to release the series on DVD. Created by Paul Feig and executive produced by Judd Apatow (The Larry Sanders Show), Freaks and Geeks followed the Weir siblingsformer math whiz Lindsay (Linda Cardellini of the Scooby-Doo feature films and ER)…
Author(s): Paul Feig, Judd Apatow

8. Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News by Jeff Jarvis (2014-12-24) ()

 Best Geek Books: The Ultimate CollectionPaperback Publisher: CUNY Journalism Press (1710) ASIN: B01NAN47CI Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,997,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Jan 1, 1710

9. Geek-Art: An Anthology: Art, Design, Illustration & Pop Culture (2014)

 Best Geek Books: The Ultimate CollectionEvery age has its artistic inspiration. Medieval artists exalted spiritual subjects. Modernists shifted their attention to humanity and the senses. For a generation of artists and fans today, our heroic subjects are Mario, Pikachu, Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Frodo, and a legion of other iconic figures from the “geek” culture realms of movies, cartoons, video games, and comics. For the first time, Geek-Art collects the work of nearly 100 international illustrators, graphic designers, photographers, and artists whose inspired interpretations of these…
Author(s): Thomas Olivri

10. Breakthrough Thinking: A Guide to Creative Thinking and Idea Generation (2014)

 Best Geek Books: The Ultimate CollectionHarness your creative potential!Make no mistake; creative thinking is a skill. As with any skill, it can be strengthened, honed and mastered. And just like any endeavor, mastery of creativity requires thoughtful study and practice. This book gives you the tools you need to make creative thinking a part of your approach to every aspect of your life.Breakthrough Thinking is a holistic approach to creativity complete with industry examples from successful creative professionals and some of the top creative organizations in business today. Within the pages of this timely and comprehensive guide to idea…
Author(s): Thomas Vogel

11. Queens of Geek (2017)

 Best Geek Books: The Ultimate Collection. Charlie likes to stand out. She’s a vlogger and actress promoting her first movie at SupaCon, and this is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star Reese Ryan. When internet-famous cool-girl actress Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there’s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with her best guy friend Jamie―no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But…
Author(s): Jen Wilde

12. Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence (2002)

 Best Geek Books: The Ultimate CollectionPart of the scheme. 27 books selected by young people and health professionals to provide 13 to 18 year olds with high-quality support, information and advice about common mental health issues and related conditions.Winner of the NASEN & TES Special Educational Needs Children’s Book Award 2003Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like one? Luke Jackson is 13 years old and has Asperger Syndrome. Over the years Luke has learned to laugh at such names but there are other aspects of life which are more difficult. Adolescence and the teenage years are a minefield of emotions,…
Author(s): Luke Jackson

13. American Ephemeris for the 20th Century: 1900 to 2000 at Midnight/5th Revised (2000)

 Best Geek Books: The Ultimate CollectionNo astrologer’s library can be complete without the ephemeris with the latest data from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The American Ephemeris by ACS is the most accurate ephemeris in the world today. In addition to planetary positions for every day in the entire 20th century, it includes a wealth of data – solar and lunar eclipses, aspectarian of Jupiter though Pluto, Chiron, Synetic Vernal Point, Moon phases and more….
Author(s): Neil F. Michelsen

14. Geek’s Guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, 2019 Edition: An Unofficial Guide for Muggles and Wizards (2019)

 Best Geek Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhat happens when Wizards and Muggles come together? You can find out at Universal Orlando with this guide, narrated by Marianna Blackwater, Chief Witch of Muggle Relations at MACUSA. Both Muggles and Wizards will learn the best tips, touring guides and Wizard Trivia! In this 2019 edition, learn the newest information on the attractions and entertainment of Diagon Alley, Hogwarts Express and Hogwarts Castle. Marianna shows Muggles where to find Harry’s favorite sweets, Ron’s favorite brooms and helps Muggles learn to cast spells like Hermione! Muggles be warned, entering the magical world comes with many…
Author(s): Mary deSilva

15. Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho (2001)

 Best Geek Books: The Ultimate CollectionJesse and Eric were geeks: suspicious of authority figures, proud of their status as outsiders, fervent in their belief in the positive power of technology. High school had been an unbearable experience and their small-town Idaho families had been torn apart by hard times. On the fringe of society, they had almost no social lives and little to look forward to. They spent every spare cent on their computers and every spare moment on-line. Nobody ever spoke of them, much less for them.But then they met Jon Katz, a roving journalist who suggested that, in the age of geek impresario Bill Gates, Jesse and Eric…
Author(s): Jon Katz

Best Geek Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some geek books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Mommy Lied to God: Life Lessons in Authentic Storytelling

Author(s): Carlos Maestas
ID: 2566677, Publisher: Geekdom Media, Year: 2020, Size: 5 Mb, Format: epub

The Gamesmaster: My Life in the '80s Geek Culture Trenches

Author(s): Flint Dille
ID: 2607047, Publisher: Rare Bird Books, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy : A Handbook for Girl Geeks

Author(s): Sam Maggsb
ID: 2797766, Publisher: Quirk Books, Year: 2020, Size: 20 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly best-sellers according to USA Today, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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