READY PLAYER ONE

Random House/Crown Publishing

Between the Pomeranian-inspired hairdos, leather-covered bulges, and the popularity of Alf, most of us wish the '80s never happened. Others of us, however, dedicate 3 years of our lives to write a novel that exceeds the legal limit of 80s references per page. That man is Ernest Cline, and his book is Ready Player One.

Repurposed, glitchy electronics mixed with 80s pop goodness informed the aesthetic.