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Talk Nerdy with Me – Book List


Okay, so we’ve talked about my book binges and I already shared my list of books with flawed heroes and heroines. This is more of a work in progress, but I also love romances or fiction w/romance that has one or more characters with a high I.Q. I especially like the nerd, geek, genius who finds the right average Joe or Jane to understand them.

Here are some I’ve read this year (I’ve only rated those I’d give five stars):


~  A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare (Heroine is super smart.)

~  Song for Sophia by Moriah Densley ***** (Hero is Savant)

~  When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James ***** (Hero is very “House”-like doctor.)

~   The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl by Gina Lamm (time-travel) (Title covers it.)

~  Lady Sparrow by Barbara Metzger ***** (Hero is a detective because he loves puzzles.)

~  To Sir Phillip with Love by Julia Quinn ***** (Heroine is a bluestocking.)

~   What Happens in London by Julia Quinn ***** (Hero is a codebreaker.)

~  The Sum of all Kisses by Julia Quinn (Hero is fascinated by numbers and counting.)

~   Sweet Enemy by Heather Snow (first in series) ***** (Heroine is a chemist and a bit of an Aspie.)



~    Secret Encounter (By Invitation Only Anthology) by Jillian Burns ***** (Heroine is a brilliant archaeology professor.)

~    Gaming for Keeps by Seleste Delaney ***** (I LOVE THIS BOOK. Hero and heroine are both uber-geeks.)

~   The Ideal Man by Julie Garwood (Heroine is a prodigy surgeon.)



~  In the Shadow of Greed by Nancy C. Weeks (Heroine is a brilliant scientist.)



~  Tempted into Danger (ICE #1) by Melissa Cutler ***** (Heroine is a mathematics genius.)

~  Secret Agent Secretary (ICE #2) by Melissa Cutler ***** (Heroine has a photographic memory.)

~  Night Moves by HelenKay Dimon (Heroine is a genius.)

~  Switched by HelenKay Dimon ***** (Hero is a security specialist and brainiac. This book reminded me of Knight and Day. It might not totally fit the stereotype criteria, but I love it so I’m counting it. Neeners.)

~  The Manhattan Encounter (House of Steele #4) by Addison Fox (Heroine is a geneticist.)

~  Meant for Her by Amy Gamet (some paranormal) (Heroine is a codebreaker and computer genius.)

~  Negotiating Point by Adrienne Giordano (Heroine is the nerdy brain of the operation in a hostage situation. Hero is the hostage negotiator.)

~  Big Bad Wolf by Gennita Low (Hero is a computer specialist but undercover as a roofer.)

~  Tactical Advantage (The Precinct Task Force #3 Rose Red) by Julie Miller ***** (Heroine is a CSI geek.)

~  Person of Interest by Debra Webb (Heroine is a brilliant cosmetic surgeon.)



~  Concrete Evidence (#1 in series) by Rachel Grant ***** (Thriller) (Hero is a computer genius “undercover” as an idiot intern.) (LOVED this series. Some of the most intelligent writing I’ve read.)

~  Black at Heart (Black Cats #3) by Leslie A. Kelly (Thriller) ***** (Heroine is a computer genius.)

~  The Witness by Nora Roberts ***** (Heroine is a prodigy Aspie.)

~  The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion ***** (Hero has Asperger’s. Many F words, but sooo hilarious.)



(None so far. Go figure. I haven’t read as many YA/NA this year.)


If you’ve read books that qualify, give me the heads up and I’ll add them with the notation TBR (To Be Read.) I’ll keep adding to this list as I find them.

4 Responses so far.

  1. Kathryn Hess says:

    I have some YA selections for you to read that seem to fit your criteria.
    “Puddle Jumping” by Amber L. Johnson
    “Reclaining the Sand” by A. Meredith Walters
    “Flat-out Love” by Jessica Park (LOVED THIS BOOK!!)
    “Flat-out Celeste” by Jessica Park

    I’ll let you read the description for these books because I know I couldn’t do them justice. I liked them all, although “Reclaiming the Sand” was emotionally hard to read.

    Hope you enjoy them – when you get the chance to read them – if you want to read them.


    • Oh, I have Flat-out Love. I bought it when it went on sale a month or so ago. I don’t read books that will make me cry…will Reclaiming the Sand make me cry? Thanks for the recommendations! I’ll go scope them out. 😀

  2. Kathryn says:

    It might make you cry because of what happens to the boy with Aspergers, but it has a good ending. I don’t like crying either and I don’t like uncomfortable situations. Having said that, I liked this book.

    • Ohhhh. I might need to read some reviews on that one before I buy it then. With my son having Asperger’s…there are a lot of YA Aspie books I’ve DNFed. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve finished an Aspie YA book I’ve picked up because of their somewhat dark portrayal of life as an Aspie.

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