The 20+ Books George R. R. Martin Recommends Reading
George R.R. Martin is the bestselling author of several novels, including “A Game of Thrones,” which was adapted into a HBO television series with the first episode airing in 2011.
Martin’s favorite books (regardless of genre) in order:
A Song of Ice and Fire is based on historical fiction, while Armada is a tribute to classic video games. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The White Company is still worth reading, and Martin enjoyed a nonfiction title by Daniel Stashower called The Beautiful Cigarette Girl.
What is George RR Martin’s favorite book?
Martin’s favorite books (in no particular order) are: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” Joseph Heller’s “Catch-22,” and Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities.”
What books does GRRM recommend?
If you enjoy Game of Thrones, GRRM recommends that you read this book.
- J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings [ebook]
- Richard Adams’ Watership Down [ebook]
- T.H. White’s The Once and Future King [ebook]
- Roger Zelazny’s Lord of Light
- Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea
What George RR Martin book should I read first?
A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, A Dance With Dragons, The Winds of Winter, and A Dream of Spring are the books in A Song of Ice and Fire, in order.
What does George RR Martin use to write?
Martin writes his novels with a program that most people have never heard of: WordStar 4.0. To give you an idea of how old this program is, here’s a screenshot of a typical WordStar screen…
What should I read after George RR Martin?
If you enjoy George R. R. Martin’s work, this is the book for you.
- The Belgariad by David Eddings.
- The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe.
- The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny.
- Dune by Frank Herbert.
- Earthsea by Ursula K.
- The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien.
- The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay.
Should I read a Knight of the seven kingdoms first?
Although the two series are not directly related, they are set in the same world, and the stories in A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms assume that you are at least somewhat familiar with that world, so it is recommended that you read the ASOIAF books first, as they contain all of the world building.
How many Game of Thrones books are left?
Despite the fact that five Game of Thrones books have been published, author George R.R. Martin intends for there to be seven by the end of the series; he’s been working on the sixth book, The Winds of Winter, for nearly a decade, and fans have been wondering when he’ll finally finish it.
Will winds of winter ever be released?
Martin teases the release of Winds of Winter in 2021, revealing that he is disappointed about his canceled trip to Wellington, but that he plans to return in 2021, when he hopes “that both Covid-19 and The Winds of Winter will be finished.”
How much does GRRM write per day?
According to Redditor jmsturm, Martin said, “I have a good six months and crank out three chapters, meanwhile you wrote three books in that time!” King said he writes almost every day with a hard goal of writing at least six pages before the day is up.
Does GRRM use a typewriter?
Martin told late-night talk-show host Conan O’Brien that he prefers to write his popular books on a DOS word processor rather than the latest laptop. “I actually have two computers,” Martin said. “I use WordStar 4.0 as my word processing system.”
What computer does GRR Martin use?
Martin writes his epic novels on a DOS computer with a WordStar 4.0 word processor, which was released in 1987, nearly 30 years ago.