Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)

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Ready Player One

“In the year 2045, 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.

But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. Continue reading…

Still Me (Jojo Moyes)

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Still Me

“From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes, a new book featuring her iconic heroine of Me Before You and After You, Louisa Clark:

Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She steps into the world of the superrich, working for Leonard Gopnik and his much younger second wife, Agnes. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her new job and New York life. Continue reading…

The Lost City of the Monkey God (Douglas Preston)

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The Lost City of the Monkey God

“A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world’s densest jungle.

Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. Continue reading…

Artemis (Andy Weir)

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Artemis

“The bestselling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller—a heist story set on the moon.

Jasmine Bashara never signed up to be a hero. She just wanted to get rich.

Not crazy, eccentric-billionaire rich, like many of the visitors to her hometown of Artemis, humanity’s first and only lunar colony. Just rich enough to move out of her coffin-sized apartment and eat something better than flavored algae. Rich enough to pay off a debt she’s owed for a long time. Continue reading…

Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe)

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Robinson Crusoe

“The sole survivor of a shipwreck, Robinson Crusoe is washed up on a desert island. In his journal he chronicles his daily battle to stay alive, as he conquers isolation, fashions shelter and clothes, enlists the help of a native islander who he names ‘Friday,’ and fights off cannibals and mutineers. Written in an age of exploration and enterprise, it has been variously interpreted as an embodiment of British imperialist values, as a portrayal of ‘natural man,’ or as a moral fable. But above all is a brilliant narrative, depicting Crusoe’s transformation from terrified survivor to self-sufficient master of an island. Continue reading…

Journey of J.: Around the World in 557 Days, 1,017 Photos, and 291 Personal Notes (Jens Oliver Meiert)

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Journey of J.: Around the World in 557 Days, 1,017 Photos, and 291 Personal Notes

Journey of J. is a unique blend of photo journal and introspective diary, an unusual testament to 557 days of travel around the world. In this report, Jens Oliver Meiert shares 1,017 photographic impressions, and juxtaposes 291 personal observations. From simplified to deep, the result is a particular perspective at what happened in the traveler’s and adventurer’s life and in the 48 countries visited from 2013 to 2015.”

New Books Playground says: Journey of J.: Around the World in 557 Days, 1,017 Photos, and 291 Personal Notes is also one we don’t want to comment on as it’s the travel diary from one of ours ✨ Continue reading…

Around the World in Eighty Days (Jules Verne)

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Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days is one of the greatest adventure novels of all time by one of the greatest of all adventure novel writers, Jules Verne. It is the story of the eccentric English inventor Phileas Fogg who sets out to make it around the world in eighty days in order to win a bet. With his trusted French valet, Passepartout, Fogg hurries off in a mad dash around the world, encountering numerous obstacles and adventures along the way. Continue reading…

Nighthawk (The NUMA Files) (Clive Cussler & Graham Brown)

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Nighthawk (The NUMA Files)

“NUMA crew leaders Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala must beat the clock to stop the world’s most dazzling new technological advance from becoming mankind’s last in this action-packed thriller from the #1 New York Times–bestselling grand master of adventure.

When the most advanced aircraft ever designed vanishes over the South Pacific, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are drawn into a deadly contest to locate the fallen machine. Russia and China covet the radical technology, but the United States worries about a darker problem. Continue reading…

100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer (Jens Oliver Meiert)

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100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer

“This is the book that the most boring person would write when it found a life and had too much time at his hands. Meet Jens, a hectic, neurotic self-proclaimed adventurer, and his very individual account of one hundred different activities he’s tried over the last three years (2010−2013). From crocheting to security guard certifications to rafting, everything had a lesson, and these lessons are shared in this book. Expect the German answer to Winston Wolfe to explain how to live a life, in his own words.”

New Books Playground says: 100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer is by one of our own, what can we say! Continue reading…