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I love video game books. Books about video games are more common than you might think. In hopes of spreading the good word about video game books, I list off half of my collection (part 2 is here). Here I talk about the narrative nonfiction video game books that I own, including:

A bunch of Boss Fight Books
Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack by Andrew Schartmann
Shigeru Miyamoto by Jennifer Dewinter
Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation by Blake J. Harris
Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America by Jeff Ryan
The Tetris Effect: The Game That Hypnotized the World by Dan Ackerman
Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture by David Kushner
Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter by Tom Bissell
Gamelife: A Memoir by Michael W. Clune
Significant Zero: Heroes, Villains, and the Fight for Art and Soul in Video Games by Walt Williams
Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate by Zoë Quinn

Links to video game book reviews:
Boss Fight Books review playlist
The Tetris Effect review
Console Wars review