It’s Mr. Curiosity’s time to add some books to the reading list. He got some great suggestions from a GeekMom summer reading list. The list is organized by age group, with an emphasis on middle grade and up. We got quite a few suggestions from the list, including:
Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale by Ashley Poston. This is a modern retelling of Cinderalla, with a strong side of geekiness.
Norse Mythologyby Neil Gaimen. This was a no brainer. Both kids are loving Rick Riordan’s Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series, so this was a no-brainer. Miss Adventure wants to read this as well, although I might need to read it first to make sure it won’t scare her. It is a modern retelling of the Norse saga.
31 Days of Wonder by Tom Winter. I’m not sure what drew Mr. Curiosity to this book. It sounds like a good relationship story, more in the realistic fiction side of things.
The final book from this list is The Berlin Project by Gregory Benford. This is an alternate history book set during WWII. The basic premise of the book is the atomic bomb was ready for the D-Day invasion, and how would things have changed.
One last book to add from a different source: We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe by Jorge Chan and Daniel Whiteson. I became aware of this book by reading their webcomic, PhDComics. It looked like the book would be in the same vein as xkcd’s book, What If?. The authors discuss all the parts of the universe scientists still don’t have a complete explanation for, and provide our current best hypothesis. Plus there are lots of illustrations and amusing comics to keep you wading through the science.
And those are the new books for Mr. Curiosity, although I’ll probably end up reading several of them as well. Any others that a geeky 14-year old boy would enjoy? Tell me in the comments!
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