Over the course of the summer months, I’ll be going through a reading list that I’ve created for myself. The books I’ve chosen have some sort of a supernatural, sci-fi, general geeky feel to them. Follow the hashtag #GeekySummerReads to hear me talk about the book I’m reading, and join in on the conversation yourself. I’ve just finished the third book in my list, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, and I have to say it: this has been my favorite book of my summer reading list so far. I absolutely adored this book. When I read the last page, I wanted to flip right back to page one and start reading it all over again.
Here is a basic synopsis of the book:
In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.
This book was completely amazing. I was fully pulled in right from page one. OASIS was truly a virtual utopia that had something for everyone, be it school, church, shopping, or gaming. Honestly, I kind of wish OASIS was a real thing, because it sounds AMAZING…
Finish reading over at Girls of Geek 12!