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22 Quirky, Awkward Books That Prove We’re All Weird

How many times a day do you experience an awkward moment? These narrators are quirky, clumsy, off-beat and most of all, easy to love.
  1. Why Not Me? Book Cover Picture
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    Why Not Me?

    Mindy’s self-deprecating writing is wildly hilarious, and her quirky behavior is highly relatable.

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  2. A Totally Awkward Love Story Book Cover Picture
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    A Totally Awkward Love Story

    This book is described as Broad City meets Judy Blume. The ultimate combination.

  3. Not That Kind of Girl Book Cover Picture
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    Not That Kind of Girl

    Lena Dunham is the queen of awkward, weird, hilarious life conundrums with copious details and nuance.

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  4. Looking for Alaska Book Cover Picture
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    Looking for Alaska

    The adorable and awkward Miles “Pudge” Halter is obsessed with famous last words, and most recently, a captivating girl named Alaska.

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  5. Me Before You Book Cover Picture
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    Me Before You

    Louisa Clark is unique, offbeat, and totally lovable!

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  6. The Girl on the Train Book Cover Picture
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    The Girl on the Train

    Clumsy and unreliable, Rachel is motivated to rise above her reputation and solve a mysterious crime.

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  7. The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club Book Cover Picture
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    The Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club

    If the title didn’t already speak volumes, you had us at horrific high school reunions and hangovers.

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  8. The Princess Diaries, Volume I: The Princess Diaries Book Cover Picture
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    The Princess Diaries, Volume I: The Princess Diaries

    Mia is the people’s princess–a total nerd whose life is interrupted by an all-too-familiar fantasy.

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  9. An Abundance of Katherines Book Cover Picture
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    An Abundance of Katherines

    We won’t shy away from John Green on this list, as a fellow Nerd Fighter himself, he frequently makes unique protagonists star in his stories.

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  10. The Harm in Asking Book Cover Picture
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    The Harm in Asking

    Sara Barron may be clumsy but her comedy is sharp.

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  11. A Field Guide to Awkward Silences Book Cover Picture
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    A Field Guide to Awkward Silences

    Alexandra embraces awkwardness and that has us feeling extremely proud of our weirdness.

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  12. Bridget Jones's Diary Book Cover Picture
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    Bridget Jones’s Diary

    Bridget Jones is smart yet she always seems to get in her own way. She’s a clumsy, helpless, and totally adorable mess.

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  13. This Is Where I Leave You Book Cover Picture
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    This Is Where I Leave You

    Everyone in this book is a strange bird, and that’s what makes them similar to most families.

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  14. Fangirl Book Cover Picture
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    Fangirl

    Anyone who writes fan fiction is a friend of ours.

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  15. Mr Men Clumsy Book Cover Picture
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    Mr Men Clumsy

    We’ll let this cute title and picture book speak, or show, for itself.

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  16. Will Grayson, Will Grayson Book Cover Picture
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    Will Grayson, Will Grayson

    Musicals, high school, and of course, two superstar Young Adult writers.

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  17. I Feel Bad About My Neck Book Cover Picture
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    I Feel Bad About My Neck

    Nora Ephron’s dry humor is relatable brilliance.

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  18. Exes and Ohs Book Cover Picture
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    Exes and Ohs

    We love these dorky, embarrassing stories of waitressing, boys, MTV, and borrowing bacon.

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  19. The Devil Wears Prada Book Cover Picture
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    The Devil Wears Prada

    Aspiring journalist, Andrea Sachs, is the quirky, lovable protagonist we love to watch transform.

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  20. Tricky Twenty-Two Book Cover Picture
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    Tricky Twenty-Two

    Stephanie Plum is everyone’s favorite quirky mystery character.

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  21. All-American Girl Book Cover Picture
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    All-American Girl

    In Princess Diaries fashion, Meg Cabot tackles another high schooler who happens upon the first son.

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  22. Paper Towns Book Cover Picture
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    Paper Towns

    After being pulled into a wild scavenger hunt, cute and nerdy Quentin Jacobsen is taken out of his comfort zone in this wonderful book.

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