As Summer draws ever closer, you really can’t help but start to dream of those long, lazy summer days. On particularly blistering days, one of my favorite ways to beat the heat is settling down at my desk for a good long gaming session. Whether that’s putting an embarrassing number of hours into Stardew Valley, battling zombies in the Resident Evil 4 Remake, or starting yet another playthrough of Hollow Knight, gaming is such an awesome way to experience stories and explore new worlds. Plus, lots of video games are heavily inspired by or often direct adaptations of various novels, but what about the books that are about games, and the people who play them?
So when you put down the controller for the night, here’s a list of five video game-inspired novels to keep you inspired until your next gaming session!