Happy Friday and Happy Backlist Blast! This week’s book has been on my shelf for quite some time (big shocker there), and I have been meaning to get to it, but I seem to get distracted by all my other books (damn publishers for making covers so beautiful). As always, for those who do not know, this is a weekly meme created over on A Couple Reads and Flavia the Bibliophile’s blogs, which is designed to showcase some of the older books you may have on your shelf that you want to read this year. If you are still unsure or confused, here is a little blurb from their sites:
Backlist Blast is a meme that is meant to encourage book bloggers to feature and talk about backlist books (meaning books that were published 6 months ago, or earlier). We all get excited about all of the newest books coming out, but many of us also have a looming TBR of books published 6 months ago or earlier that we still need to read! The main purpose of this meme is to talk about those books, and remember why we wanted to read them in the first place. Another purpose is for readers to find out about awesome backlist books that they might have never heard of before! For more information on the meme, and for optional themes, please see the info page here.
Now let’s blast back to the past!
– My Backlist Blast Choice –
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Date of Publication: June 5th 2012
Synopsis: 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. 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.
So, the main reason I chose this book is because it is now turned into a movie. I am a sole believer in reading the book BEFORE the book watching the movie (I also watch the trailor for it AND IT LOOKS AMAZING!)