Over the last few years, I realized that I developed quite a taste for books with gaming elements in them. Sometimes the games can take place in virtual reality, and sometimes the games are part of real life. I don't really mind, as long as it's good. Just to be clear: I don't mean any book with virtual reality (like Neuromancer, or Snow Crash) - I'm talking about books with actual games and gaming sessions in them. I also don't mean books which were adapted from videogames (Dragon Age, Mass Effect, etc) but more interested in original ideas. Here is a short list of books with gaming elements in them that I liked: Games in real life: Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card The Player of Games - Iain Banks Red Rising - Pierce Brown Games in virtual reality: The Diamond Age - Neal Stephenson Otherland - Tad Williams Soda Pop Soldier - Nick Cole Ready Player One - Ernest Cline. Any other suggestions?