There are sooo many books that I have wanted to read for a long time. Too many and that’s why its called a TBR (To Be Read) pile so that I will make myself get to it. But one I have had on my shelf for a long time is Armada by Ernest Cline. I fell in love with his writing style for Ready Player One and then bought Armada but never got to it so it has been on my shelf ever since.
Synopsis: Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he’s spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure. But hey, there’s nothing wrong with a little escapism, right? After all, Zack tells himself, he knows the difference between fantasy and reality. He knows that here in the real world, aimless teenage gamers with anger issues don’t get chosen to save the universe.
And then he sees the flying saucer.
Even stranger, the alien ship he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada—in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders. No, Zack hasn’t lost his mind. As impossible as it seems, what he’s seeing is all too real. And his skills—as well as those of millions of gamers across the world—are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it.
It’s Zack’s chance, at last, to play the hero. But even through the terror and exhilaration, he can’t help thinking back to all those science-fiction stories he grew up with, and wondering: Doesn’t something about this scenario seem a little…familiar?
This books sounds really good and if you read Ready Player One, you will understand why I want to read this one! Ernest Cline is a great writer and he really embodies the soul of a true gamer in his characters. I’m not sure what else to write here because I haven’t read the book ;P
Let me know what book you have been putting off and should be getting to in the comments!
The books I’ve wanted to read for ages are Harry Turtledove’s alternate world series. Like earth, but key events are different. E.g. the Nazis won WWII. He’s done some meticulous research on historical events and his writings follow through on the “what if” scenarios fairly realistically.
Here’s a handy list of his numerous series. https://www.fictiondb.com/author/harry-turtledove~series-list~24101.htm
Oh I think I would really like the Atlantis ones!
I loved Ready Player One and I have this on my audible wishlist. A book that I want to read but haven’t gotten to is The Night Circus. I heard it was really good.
Oh yes I have heard many good things about that book as well!
I’ve heard mixed reviews about the Divergent series. I’ve wanted to give the series a try for a while now so that I can formulate my own opinion but there always seems to be a more desirable option, like, one of my favorite authors comes out with a new book and I just have to read it or I’m in the mood to reread a beloved book. And the poor Divergent series gets lower and lower on my list of priorities lol. I WILL read it eventually!
I’m one of those people who would advocate for it aha so I approve of this decision to eventually get to it.
My whole owned-TBR shelf are books that I’ve been wanting to read but haven’t?!
Patrick Rothfuss’ books are probably more near the top of that list though. I’ve been hearing so much about those.. And Philip Pullman’s trilogy. Yup, haven’t read that one either.. *I’m going to end here before I’m simply typing out my whole TBR*
Lmao😂😂 The never ending TBR Ms. Munchies!
There is so many but I really want to read Fangirl and still haven’t 😭
I want to read that one too because its the same author that wrote Eleanor and Park!
I haven’t read any of the author’s work unfortunately.😓
Oh it’s good. Well the one I have read was!
Awesome Sauce all of the author’s books are on my TBR!😊