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10 Books George R.R. Martin Highly Recommends

Fantasy author George R.R. Martin revealed his top 10 book recommendations to  The New York Public Library as part of the #ReadingIsLit campaign which encourages readers to visit their local libraries.

 

The Game of Thrones author was asked which five books he would recommend to fans of Game of Thrones and served up some iconic and lesser known (yet just as thrilling) stories he’d highly recommend. No surprise, The Lord of the Rings topped the list twice, but for fans of genres outside of fantasy, he also offered up his all-time favorite books which— on top of Tolkien’s iconic fantasy series – included four modern/contemporary favorites. Check these out!

 

Top 5 Fantasy Books:

 

1. The Lord of the Rings | J.R.R. Tolkien

 

2. Watership Down | Richard Adams

 

3. The Once and Future King | T.H. White

 

4. Lord of Light  | Roger Zelazny

 

5. A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. LeGuin

 

 

Top 5 All-Time Favorite Books:

 

1. The Lord of the Rings | J.R.R. Tolkien

 

2. The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

3. The Prince of Tides | Pat Conroy

 

4. Catch-22 | Joseph Heller

 

5. A Tale of Two Cities | Charles Dickens

 

 

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