Ready Player One - An immensely entertaining read that may possibly be the nerdiest book ever written, in a good way. Video games, evil corporations, and more 80s pop culture references than you can imagine. What's not to love?
Fight Club - An underground classic since its first publication in 1996, Fight Club is now recognized as one of the most original and provocative novels published in this decade. Chuck Palahniuk's darkly funny first novel tells the story of a godforsaken young man who discovers that his rage at living in a world filled with failure and lies cannot be pacified by an empty consumer cultu...more
This contemporary coming-of-age story centers upon Maya Vidal, a remarkable teenager abandoned by her parents. Maya grew up in a rambling old house in Berkeley with her grandmother Nini, whose formidable strength helped her build a new life after emigrating from Chile in 1973 with a young son, and her grandfather Popo, a gentle African-American astronomer.
The Great Glass Sea by Josh Weil - - set in a dystopian Russia, two brothers have grown up together and now they live under a city with an expansive glass ceiling and mirrors to create 24 hours of sunlight everyday and non stop productivity. After on encounter with a billionaire the brothers' lives are changed forever as they have opposing ideologies that could destroy the ones they love.