George R.R. Martin's Favorite Books

The Books You Need to Read If You Love Game of Thrones

The Books You Need to Read If You Love Game of Thrones

Tonight's Game of Thrones episode is going to be show's best season finale ever, according to its producers. After "The Children" airs on HBO, the show will have covered book three A Storm of Swords, as well as parts of books four (A Feast For Crows) and five (A Dance With Dragons), of the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. George, of course, has yet to finish books six and seven — so he's offered up some fabulous recommendations for readers to bide their time while they wait.

Mr. Martin, who has become one of the most popular epic fantasy writers of recent years, proposed some must-read titles on his blog, Not a Blog. If you've already read the classics (Tolkien, Leiber, etc.), then the author has strong endorsements for a handful of modern fantasy books as well. While you're anticipating The Winds of Winter (read an excerpt here!), curl up with his favorite epic fantasy authors.

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