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It’s the end of an era.
Game Of Thrones, one of the most epic shows in television history, is over. Airing its final episode, fans (in disbelief that it’s actually, really over) were left in mourning, yearning for more of Westeros.
But you don’t have to be done with Game Of Thrones or other legendary literary worlds just yet (as you wait for the first GOT spin-off to air).
We’ve got you covered with 6 blockbuster books series to read if you miss Game Of Thrones and loved the show.
(And remember, bookmarks are for quitters).
A GAME OF THRONES
By George R. R. Martin
Well, of course. If you’re a fan of Game Of Thrones but have never read the books, this is obviously where you need to start.
The book series, A Song of Ice and Fire currently contains five titles (A Game Of Thrones, A Clash Of Kings, A Storm Of Swords, A Feast Of Crows, and A Dance With Dragons), with another on the way (The Winds Of Winter). The last instalment, A Dream Of Spring is conceptualized but not yet written.
We could never really say goodbye to Jon Snow now could we? Brew some coffee, these books will keep you busy for awhile.
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Want to start with just the first book? Get your copy of A Game Of Thrones.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS
By J. R. R. Tolkien
The next best fantasy series to Game Of Thrones, The Lord Of The Rings is considered “the greatest fantasy epic of our time.”
The book series, The Lord Of The Rings, contains three titles (The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return Of The King). The prequel, The Hobbit, is often included as part of the series.
Middle Earth is waiting. Lose yourself in these beloved fantasy classics (then go watch the incredible movies directed by Peter Jackson).
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THE SWORD OF SHANNARA
By Terry Brooks
Influenced by The Lord Of The Rings, The Sword Of Shannara is accredited with boosting the popularity of the modern fantasy genre.
The book series, The Original Shannara Trilogy, contains three titles (The Sword Of Shannara, The Elfstones of Shannara, and The Wishsong Of Shannara). Finish those first, then check out Brooks’ multiple sequel series.
Enjoy the books? The television adaptation, The Shannara Chronicles, has two seasons and is currently in talks with networks for a third.
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Want to start with just the first book? Get your copy of The Sword Of Shannara.
By J. K. Rowling
The most magical (and popular) book series in the history of literature, required reading for everyone.
The Harry Potter book series contains seven titles (The Philosopher’s Stone, The Chamber Of Secrets, The Prisoner Of Azkaban, The Goblet Of Fire, The Order Of The Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince, and The Deathly Hallows). Many related and supplementary works have been written.
Harry Potter is a worldwide literary phenomenon like no other. Read the books, watch the movies, and explore Pottermore (even experience the theme park).
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Want to start with just the first book?
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THE HUNGER GAMES
By Suzanne Collins
Did someone say battle royale death match? Ranked second only to Harry Potter, The Hunger Games is an action packed, dystopian trilogy.
The book series, The Hunger Games Trilogy, contains three titles (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay). All three novels were young adult bestsellers.
Read the books, then watch the movies starring Jennifer Lawrence as the rebellious (and extraordinary) Katniss Everdeen.
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Want to start with just the first book? Get your copy of The Hunger Games.
By Veronica Roth
Love science fiction? Set in a post-apocalyptic, dystopian Chicago, Divergent (praised by critics) will have you hooked from the first page.
The book series, Divergent, contains three titles (Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant). The companion volume, Four: A Divergent Collection, is often included as part of the series.
Finish reading, then watch the movies (starring Shailene Woodley as Tris) to see this gripping series come to life on screen.
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Want to start with just the first book? Get your copy of Divergent.
PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS
By Rick Riordan
If you love Greek mythology, you won’t be able to put down Percy Jackson & The Olympians (a bestselling, fantasy adventure series).
The book series, Percy Jackson & The Olympians, contains six titles (The Lightning Thief, The Sea Of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle Of The Labyrinth, The Last Olympian, and The Demigod Files). The first of three series in the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles (followed by The Heroes Of Olympus and Trials Of Apollo).
With several sequel series and other related works, you’ll never run out of mythological adventures with Percy Jackson.
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Want to start with just the first book? Get your copy of The Lightning Thief.
By Stephenie Meyer
The ultimate love story for fantasy romance fanatics. Did we mention glittering vampires? Werewolves?
The book series, The Twilight Saga, contains four titles (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn). A companion novella to Eclipse, The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner, is often included as part of the series.
Bestselling (and award winning), Twilight was adapted into a wildly successful movie series starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
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Want to start with just the first book? Get your copy of Twilight.
By E. L. James
Inspired by Twilight, Fifty Shades is a phenomenally successful series of erotic romance novels (later adapted into three films).
The book series, Fifty Shades Trilogy, contains three titles (Fifty Shades Of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed). Two follow-up novels, Grey and Darker, are often included as part of the series.
While not well received by literary critics (i.e., it was panned), its spectacular popularity and commercial success demonstrated a clear desire for women’s erotica.
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Want to start with just the first book? Get your copy of Fifty Shades Of Grey.
THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS
By Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments is a historical, paranormal fantasy series (some of the most popular books read by young adults).
The book series, The Mortal Instruments, contains six titles (City Of Bones, City Of Ashes, City Of Glass, City Of Fallen Angels, City Of Lost Souls, and City Of Heavenly Fire). One of five series (and the first published) in the Shadowhunter Chronicles.
Loved The Mortal Instruments? Read the prequel series, The Infernal Devices next (see below).
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Want to start with just the first book? Get your copy of City Of Bones.
THE INFERNAL DEVICES
By Cassandra Clare
Prequel series to The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices is a historical, paranormal fantasy series about the Shadowhunters.
The book series, The Infernal Devices, contains three titles (Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, and Clockwork Princess). All three books were #1 New York Times bestsellers. One of five series in the Shadowhunter Chronicles.
Shape-shifters, warlocks, demons, and romance set in 19th century London, England will keep you turning pages.
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Want to start with just the first book? Get your copy of Clockwork Angel.
THE DA VINCI CODE
Robert Langdon is a Harvard professor (a historical ‘symbologist’) in The Da Vinci Code, considered one of the most popular books ever.
The book series, Robert Langdon, contains five titles (Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, Inferno, and Origin). Together, they make up this worldwide bestselling detective series.
Conspiracy theories, treasure hunting, thrilling fast-paced adventure, and spirituality are recurring themes in both the novels and films (starring Tom Hanks).
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