Calling all fans of video games, ’80s culture, fantasy books and films like The Matrix and Avatar. You’ll love this debut by screenwriter Ernest Cline (Fanboys). A sort of souped-up futuristic Harry-Potter-esque tale, it follows outsider teen Wade Watts as he tries to win the biggest gaming contest the world has ever seen. Fun, fun, fun! The film rights have already been sold.
Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, $27.