Happy Pi Day! Here Are Best Books with Nerdy Characters

Can you recite the full numerical value of pi by heart? That’s okay, neither can we. (Well, no one really can because it’s an irrational number, which means it technically never ends or repeats. So you couldn’t ever actually recite the whole thing.) But we still love a reason to celebrate, and Pi Day!

You could spend the whole day committing pi’s value to memory (short version: 3.14; longer version: 3.141592653589793238 . . .). You could chow down on some delicious pie. You could bake a pie (or multiple pies—oh, wait, how about 3.14 pies?!) and invite some friends or family to feast on your yummy creations. You could, of course, devote the day to the study of mathematics, whether you’re pursuing some extra credit to boost that GPA, catching up on math homework, or studying for the SATs. (This might be the most responsible option, just sayin’.)

But our absolute favorite way to celebrate Pi Day involves reading (obviously). Why not spend March 14 cuddled up with a good book that features at least one character who would totally revel in the nerdiness of a holiday devoted to a mathematical figure such as pi? That’s right, we’re talking about books starring smarty-pants characters!

Need some inspo for your 3.14 reading selection? Check out our round-up of the best YA books for Pi Day starring super-smart, maybe-a-little-bit-nerdy characters below!

 

YA Books for Pi Day

Does My Body Offend You?

Does My Body Offend You?

A timely story of two teenagers who discover the power of friendship, feminism, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter where you come from. A collaboration between two gifted authors writing from alternating perspectives, this compelling novel shines with authenticity, courage, and humor.

Great or Nothing

Great or Nothing

A reimagining of Little Women set in 1942, when the United States is suddenly embroiled in the second World War, this story, told from each March sister’s point of view, is one of grief, love, and self-discovery.

Horror Hotel

Horror Hotel

This addictive YA horror about a group of teen ghost hunters who spend the night in a haunted LA hotel is The Blair Witch Project for the TikTok generation. Enjoy your stay . . .

Love from Scratch

Love from Scratch

This summer, Reese Camden is trading sweet tea and Southern hospitality for cold brew and crisp coastal air. She’s landed her dream marketing internship at Friends of Flavor, a wildly popular cooking channel in Seattle. The only problem? Benny Beneventi, the relentlessly charming, backwards-baseball-cap-wearing culinary intern—and her main competition for the fall job.

The Matchbreaker Summer

The Matchbreaker Summer

A pitch-perfect summer camp rom-com about two teens with nothing in common who come together to help break up a romance and unexpectedly start one of their own . . .

Radha & Jai's Recipe for Romance

Radha & Jai's Recipe for Romance

To All the Boys I Loved Before meets World of Dance in this delectable love story that combines food, dance, and a hint of drama to cook up the perfect romance.

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