I often spend a lot of my time recommending books to people. I got to thinking: what books would I recommend to my favorite TV and movies characters? There are so many different characters to choose from, but I knew that I would need to first look at a group of nerds with whom I would love to spend time discussing the finer things of the book shelves. I decided to closely examine the possible reading tastes of the ensemble of The Big Bang Theory. Some of the characters may be pretty obvious in their reading preferences. I mean, how many times have we heard Raj talk about Twilight? So now, with no further delay, here are my recommendations for our nerdy male friends in The Big Bang Theory.
Sheldon – Sheldon is one of the more difficult, yet simplest person to please with books. Obviously if you’ve watched at least one random episode, you will easily notice the love of comic books and graphic novels. Sheldon has an affinity for Batman as he states that he could be Batman given the right amount of financial backing. Given those interests, I would recommend Batman: Year One by Frank Miller and David Muzzuchelli. As for a traditionally-formatted teen novel, I would suggest The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson (2009 Best Books for Young Adults, 2009 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults). In this book, Jenna discovers that after she experiences a traumatic accident, she is only alive due to vast amounts of artificial medical materials. This leaves Jenna debating whether or not she is still human or now some kind of medical creation. Sheldon would be interested in the ethics of science as well as the procedures created for the book. Not to mention, it is mentioned quite frequently that Sheldon is not quite human. I would also throw the modern-day classic, Ender’s Game by 2008 Edwards Award winner Orson Scott Card at Sheldon as well. He would definitely be able to relate to the young genius protagonist. Also, the science fiction elements fit into Sheldon’s established preferred genre. Continue reading What Would They Read?: Recommendations for The Big Bang Theory