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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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Me Before You

    Louisa Clark is unique, offbeat, and totally lovable!

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  6. The Girl on the Train Book Cover Picture

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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


    Anyone who writes fan fiction is a friend of ours.

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  15. Mr Men Clumsy Book Cover Picture

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Tricky Twenty-Two

    Stephanie Plum is everyone’s favorite quirky mystery character.

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  21. All-American Girl Book Cover Picture

    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

    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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