Standalone Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Megan @ bookslayerreads. Standalone Sunday was created to let others know about all the standalone books you have loved, but maybe don’t get the attention they need. Megan created the banner as well and anyone joining in can use it too.
I'm always going to love series, and getting three or four books to fall in love with characters and get the development they deserve. But sometimes, after reading a particular heavy series that would crush you emotionally (looking at you, Sarah J Maas) I love to read a stand alone book that has its issues solved in one book and always ends happily ever after.
The book I'm going to focus on today is one I'm currently reading, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
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.
I think this book is being made into a movie, so next year this could be in every bookshop all over the world, with new covers being released with the actors on the front. Who cares? If it will get people reading this book, I don't care. I may not be finished it yet, but I can't put it down! It's addicting, intriguing, mysterious, and every other adjective you can think of that makes books so amazing. If you were born in the 80's, you're going to appreciate this book even more than me, (a 90's kid) as I don't get all the references all the time. However, that doesn't take away from the ingeniusness of this book and I'm so glad I picked it up after so many years on my TBR.
What stand alone book is your favourite? Or do you read them at all? Have you read this one? Let me know in the comments below!