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Get Your Geek On!


Grab your bullet journals and reading trackers, and keep those highlighters at the ready, because it's time to Get Your Geek On! We have curated picks to get you through the rest of the summer. Start out with some books full of enough facts and stats to make your head explode, then calm down with a graphic novel (or two, or ten...). After that, gain some inspiration from Ted Talk speakers like Brene Brown and Brian Cox, and then finish off your summer by diving into a new series.

Recommended Articles from ThriftBooks' Very Own Geeks

Published by Beth Clark
November 01, 2018

Modern titan, family man, and philanthropist Bill Gates is busy (!), but he STILL makes time to read 50+ books a year, so here are a few that he recommended recently. (We know you're busy too, so you can shop right from our blog!)

Published by Mike Ward
April 04, 2018

As you can imagine, as CEO of a large e-commerce business, I read my fair share of business and leadership books and I thought I'd take a few minutes to check in with our reader community and fill you in on some of the books I've read in that category recently that I liked a lot.

Published by Terry Fleming
May 01, 2019

In praise of National Paranormal Day (May 3), a day set aside to believe all those stories of supernatural stirrings and otherworldly oscillations you hear about throughout the year, allow me to introduce to you the Emperor of Eerie, Charles Fort!

Published by Bianca Smith
January 04, 2018

All you need to make you look smart (not that you’re not already)

Published by Beth Clark
November 29, 2018

You don't have to be an expert in theoretical cosomology or quantum physics to love Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, but if your sense of wonder or insatiable curiosity is fascinated by the science of it, we're about to make your inner nerd very happy.

Published by Bianca Smith
December 11, 2017

Books to give your career a boost from Brian Solis, Michael Porter, and more.

Published by Bianca Smith
October 16, 2017

October 16 is National Dictionary Day - a booklover’s dream day. No, we’re not going to proclaim the differences between Merriam-Webster and Oxford. Did you know that reading increases your vocabulary?

Published by Beth Clark
November 16, 2018

Long before she became the queen of Twitter or the beloved author of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling was (and still is) a voracious reader...a habit she shares with the majority of the world's ultra-successful people. Keep reading for 7 books she loves—the author who inspired her fangirl moment might surprise you. (Hint: they have the same hair color.)

Published by Hugo Munday
November 06, 2015

President John F. Kennedy listed From Russia with Love among his top 10 favorite novels, and after a private screening of Dr. No at the White House he was reputed to have said "I wish I had James Bond on my staff." Bond was the creation of Ian Fleming, former pupil at England's most prestigious private school, member of British Intelligence during World War II, and off-spring of the Fleming family who owned a private bank. After World War II Fleming tried his hand at writing, and sixty years ago the first Bond book, Casino Royale, was born.

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