PRESS START! Finally. We have our first title.
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.
But 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.
We'll meet. Greet. Seat. Eat. And talk. About this book, of course. BRING CASH. Hope to see you all there!
Other suggestions on the list for future Meetups, in no particular order (updated 8/9/13):
Inferno by Dan Brown
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
This Is How by Augusten Burroughs
A Density of Souls by Christopher Rice
Hero by Perry Moore
The Origins and Role of Same-Sex Relations in Human Societies by James Neill
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez
Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan (or pretty much any work by David Levithan)
Various works by Tennessee Williams
The Harry Potter UK Series
The Scott Pilgrim Series