Reading Lists

Reading Lists

Fiction:

Ready Player One Ernest Cline
The Eye of Minds James Dashner
REAMDE Neal Stephenson
Off to Be the Wizard Scott Meyer
Guy in Real Life Steve Brezenoff
This Is Not a Game (Series) Walter Jon Williams
Epic (Series) Conor Kostick
Alan Wake Rick Burroughs
Ghosts in the Machine (Short Story Collection) Lana Polansky
Scott Pilgrim Bryan Lee O’Malley
FreedomTM Daniel Suarez
Insignia SJ Kincaid
Vortex SJ Kincaid
Assassin’s Creed (Series) Oliver Bowden
BioShock: Rapture John Shirley
Push (#2) Eve Silver
Rush (#1) Eve Silver
I Kill Giants Joe Kelly
In Real Life Cory Doctorow
The Companions RA Salvatore
Dragon Age (Series) David Gaider
HALO (Series) Various Authors
Mass Effect (Series) Mac Walters
The Infernal City Greg Keyes
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Chris Grabenstein
The Cardturner: A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker Louis Sachar
The Other Normals Ned Vizzini

 

Nonfiction:

The Making of Prince of Persia Jordan Mechner
Reality is Broken Jane McGonigal
Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons and Dragons and the People Who Play It  David M. Ewalt
FUN Inc. Tom Chatfield
Console Wars Blake J. Harris
Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter Tom Bissell
GameStorming Dave Gray
Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus “Notch” Persson and the Game that Changed Everything Daniel Goldberg
The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the Way We Tell Stories Frank Rose
The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-Based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education Karl M. Kapp
How to Do Things with Videogames Ian Bogost
Replay: The History of Videogames Tristan Donovan