Ready Player One // Ernest Cline.
(The picture is not the book’s cover but an [awesome] illustration found on Google images.)
Ready Player One is an exciting sci-fi book that both honors the past (specifically 1980s) and entertains the future (or the near-future with virtual reality technology spiking). If you like 1980s video games or pop culture, you will most likely love this book. I, for one, did not grow up in the 80s nor played many of the “classic” video games, so there were more than a handful of references that were just empty to me. Nevertheless, this is worth the read, especially since there’s a movie version coming out very soon.