Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Top Ten Books Every Gamer Should Read

Happy Top Ten Tuesday at the Broke and the Bookish!

Disclaimer: I am not a big gamer myself, but my boyfriend is and he agrees with me on most of these (and hasn't read the rest).

1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

For anyone nostalgic for the '80s and early '90s.

2. Armada by Ernest Cline

This is the only one I haven't read, but my boyfriend read and liked it, although he did say it wasn't as good as Ready Player One.

3. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

For fans of shoot 'em up games in space, like XCom.

4. You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

For WoW fans or recovering addicts, also fans of Geek & Sundry and/or Felicia Day.

5. Dune by Frank Herbert

For fans of space or other colonization games, like Space Engineers or Civilization.

6. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

For fans of fantasy games, like Dragon Age and the Elder Scrolls.

7. Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear

Also for fans of Dragon Age and the Elder Scrolls.

8. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

For fans of space and Star Wars games

9. The Belgariad and Malloreon by David Eddings

Also for fans of fantasy and colonization type games.

10. World War Z by Max Brooks

For fans of Day-Z,  Fallout, and The Walking Dead.


Captivated Reader said...

Very good list!! I haven't read any of the books on your list this week. I'll have to check out a few of the titles further through Amazon or GoodReads.

Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/04/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-every-russian.html

Ed Hoornaert said...

Not being a gamer, I was a bit skeptical about finding anything I've read. To my surprise, I found several -- Elizabeth Bear, Left Hand of Darkness, Dune. I should count Dune 20 times, because I've read it at least that often -- and it never disappoints. The sequels, though -- yuck! My TTT.

Space Station Mir said...

@Ed-A lot of games out there match up well with different kinds of books; I hope more people can recognize that! I am a big fan of Dune and I like the sequels as well, though I know they're not for everybody.