We geeks like to read, and we tend to like reading just about anything. From the history of famous video games to parenting guides to graphic novels to works of fiction, here are some things the nerd in your life might get excited about this holiday season.
DC Universe: Rebirth — The Deluxe Edition ($17.99)
You want to catch up, you do. But then they change the world again. Now's your chance to get in on the ground floor of the latest iterations of some of your favorite superheroes with this collected edition of Wally West's determination to find himself.
The Legend of Wonder Woman — Volume 1: Origins ($29.99)
It's an origin story, retold with sensational art. Learn about our hero and wonder at her beginnings before you venture to the movie. Dccomics.com
The Tetris Effect ($25.99)
Even if you don't know a ton about video games, you probably know about Tetris. It's a puzzle game phenomenon that captivated the world and never let go. But do you know the complicated, fascinating story of how an unknown Soviet programmer created the world's most addictive game -- and that companies went to great lengths to get their hands on it? The Tetris Effect is an interesting read even if you're not a Tetris master.
Tetris: The Games People Play ($19.99)
If tons of words and lots of in-depth history aren't your thing, you can also learn the story of Tetris through this graphic novel by Box Brown. It hits similar beats as The Tetris Effect, but does so alongside engaging art and an easier-to-digest format.
Doctor Who: The American Adventures ($14.99)
Though we've spend half a century with the ever-changing Time Lord, we don't see The Doctor touring the United States of America nearly as much as we see him revisit the United Kingdom over and over again. This collection of short stories takes us to California Gold Rush, The Oregon Trail, a Florida theme park and more.
Geek Parenting: What Joffrey, Jor-El, Maleficent, and the McFlys Teach Us About Raising a Family ($11.18)
Told through essays, this book finds nuggets of wisdom that can be gleaned from some famous parent-child pairs in geek history.
Play All: A Bingwatcher's Notebook ($25)
Former television critic Clive James writes about the impact of some of the brilliant series that became must-see TV, including Breaking Bad and The Sopranos.
Super Mario Adventures ($14.99)
If you read Nintendo Power magazine in the early '90s, you might remember Super Mario Adventures -- a comic series loosely based on Super Mario World. In these comics you'll see Mario meet Yoshi for the first time, Luigi dresses up as Princess Toadstool and Bowser sings a love ballad. It's an interesting bit of history for any Nintendo fan.
Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel ($28.99)
Now that Rogue One has hit theaters and has taken us back to the time immediately before the original Star Wars movie, Catalyst will take you back even further. This book explores some important moments that happen when Jyn Erso is a child -- moments that ultimately lead to the creation of the Death Star.
Assassin's Creed: Heresy ($16)
There is no new Assassin's Creed game out this year, and if the upcoming movie isn't enough to satisfy your appetite for the series, you might be interested in this novel. Its protagonist, Simon, is a modern day Templar who decides to dive deep into the memories of an ancestor who fought alongside Joan of Arc.
Charlie the Choo-Choo ($14.99)
Don't let the cutesy art fool you: While this looks like a normal (if slightly disturbing) children's book, it actually comes straight from the mind of Stephen King. It's not very compelling on its own, but because this book comes from the world of The Dark Tower (soon to be a major motion picture), it will be of high interest to that series' fans.