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Books Recs Based on Your Fave Game of Thrones Characters

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This was actually a Twitter thread I put together last week when I was bored and travelling. I originally said it would be short and just my top favourites, but it’s ended up covering about 25 book recommendations, so I thought I’d post it here for posterity and anyone who doesn’t like reading through threaded tweets.

 

DAENERYS TARGARYEN

THE QUEEN OF IEFLARIA: A Mother of Dragons without the bloodshed.

THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING: An exiled young queen returns and finds that ruling is harder than it seems.

 

 

ARYA STARK

NEVERNIGHT: A girl trains to be an assassin to avenge her family.

MORTAL HEART: An assassin pledged to the God of Death.

 

 

SANSA STARK

LADY SMOKE: With her country under foreign rule, a young Queen makes tough choices and considers various marriage proposals to free her people.

 

 

JON SNOW

EAST: A heroic journey through the frozen north to rescue innocents trapped by monsters.

 

 

BRAN STARK

MASQUERADE: A seer who actually decides to do something about the terrible visions they see of the past and future.

 

 

LADY BRIENNE OF TARTH

ALANNA THE FIRST ADVENTURE: A girl fights to become the world’s first female knight.

 

 

YGRITTE

SKY IN THE DEEP: A girl who’s seen more blood than most boys.

 

 

YARA GREYJOY

THE NAVIGATORS TOUCH: A sapphic seafaring Viking.

 

 

MARGAERY TYRELL

THE MATRIMONIAL ADVERTISEMENT: A woman risks a sketchy-sounding marriage to achieve something she needs.

 

 

JAIME LANNISTER

A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY: A kings guard takes some extremely questionable actions but spends the book redeeming himself. Has family issues.

 

 

CERSEI LANNISTER

THE QUEENS OF INNIS LEAR: Everyone wants the crown and everyone is terrible. Everyone has serious family issues.

 

BRIENNE/ JAIME

DAUGHTER OF THE SUN: A noble knight goes on a perilous journey with someone who is literally the “personification of poor decision-making”.

 

TYRION LANNISTER

JANE EYRE: A protagonist who loves to read and is abused by their family eventually goes to work for someone very questionable.

 

THEON GREYJOY

NOT EVEN BONES: Our protagonist does horrible things to appease a terrible parent but eventually tries to redeem themselves. Things get pretty gory.

 

GENDRY BARATHEON

THE TRUE QUEEN: Somebody finds out that they’re actually the lost heir to the Crown. Except, not exactly.

 

QYBURN

MIDDLEGAME: Mad scientists break the laws of nature to create superpowered “creatures” they can’t exactly contol. Because, of course they do.

 

DAVOS SEAWORTH

A MAN CALLED OVE: A grumpy old man (with a heart of gold) just trying to get on with things while everyone around him is is a useless idiot. Many frustrated sighs and eye-rolls.

 

MELISANDRE

WICKED SAINTS: The gods speak to a young girl, urging her to use blood magic to end a corrupt empire. *Potential trigger for self-harm*

 

SANDOR CLEGANE

DARK TRIUMPH: A trained killer risks everything to fulfil a lifetime ambition of getting back at a truly terrible relative.

 

EURON GREYJOY

SPACE OPERA: A washed-up rocker inexplicably ends up in a position to change history.

 

TOMMEN BARATHEON

*courtesy of @HighHawkSeason*

THE GOBLIN EMPEROR: A young person who never expected to be king Tries His Best while people scheme around him.

 

TORMUND GIANTSBANE

OUTLANDER: A fighter from the north kidnaps a uptight, lost southerner. They eventually overcome their mutual distrust and run off together.

 

LYANNA MORMONT

MARESI: An island of women and girls defend their home from ruthless invaders.

 

Do you have any favourite characters (Game of Thrones or otherwise)?

Which book would you pair them with?

10 thoughts on “Books Recs Based on Your Fave Game of Thrones Characters”

  1. What does it say if pretty much all of these were on my TBR already? Well, or at least the first books in the given series 😀 Maresi is the only one I haven’t heard of, but it sounds great!

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  2. These are great recs and I love the hilarity of some of them! Jaime Lannister ‘serious family issues’ indeed! I particularly love Tormund’s running off with an uptight southerner because his and Jon’s bromance was one of my favourite things!

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  3. This is awesome. Love your picks- I really liked Grave Mercy and need to more of her books. Sky in the deep was awesome. And I liked Queen of the Tearling but I haven’t read the rest of that series yet, either. Yikes.

    Wicked Saints looks really good.

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