Top Fantasy Books All Time


Top Dystopian Books All Time


Top Sci-fi Books All Time

Other Genres

Top Crime-Mystery-Thriller All Time
Top Non-Fiction All Time
Top Books All Time
A Storm of Swords
George R. R. Martin
Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne...

Parsed comments
Comment from [Reddit user] with 10 upvotes on /r/books/


Mr Mercedes by Stephen King - I really liked the beginning, but the rest of the book had too many cliches. Not sure if I'll ever read the rest of the trilogy.

Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeanine Frost - Another great installment in the Night Huntress series.

Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card - A really great first book in the Alvin Maker series. So far I haven't been disappointed by OSC's writing.

This Side of the Grave by Jeanine Frost


Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin - It's my goal to catch up with the series before the new book is released

Comment from [Reddit user] with 8 upvotes on /r/books/

A Storm of Swords, by George R. R. Martin

Comment from [Reddit user] with 7 upvotes on /r/books/

Finished 1984, by George Orwell for the third time, this go in my book club. Also finished A Failed Empire: The Soviet Union from Stalin to Gorbachev, by Vladislov Zubok on audiobook and finally What Does it Mean to be Well-Educated, by Alfie Kohn.

I've started a rereads of The Road Less Travelled, by Dr. M. Scott Peck and Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, as well as picked up Hitch-22, by Christopher Hitchens on audiobook though its long winded sound is not really optimal for my audiobook needs. Finally, in continuing my reading of Kohn, I picked up Punished by Rewards, by Alfie Kohn.

Still in the works are:

Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace

A Storm of Swords, by George RR Martin

Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

Comment from [Reddit user] with 7 upvotes on /r/books/

Halfway through rereading

A Storm of Swords, by G.R.R. Martin

Which is certainly eventful. And long (it does justify its length though - it’s packed!). So I took a break to read

The Loved One, by Evelyn Waugh

Which was okay. Set in a funeral home, it’s not his best (I loved Vile Bodies), but it’s chock full of very black humour.

Comment from [Reddit user] with 6 upvotes on /r/books/

2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke

Thoroughly enjoyed this one. It's surprising how this 300 page book has roughly 3 different storylines that connect somehow, yet it never feels rushed or underexplained.

I'm thinking of starting A Storm of Swords, by George R. R. Martin now that I've gotten my palate cleanser book out of the way.

Comment from [Reddit user] with 6 upvotes on /r/books/

(Hoping to) finish Game of Thrones: A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin.

Comment from [Reddit user] with 4 upvotes on /r/books/

I just finished A storm of Swords, by George R. R. Martin. The Red Wedding was as brutal as ever and although Tywin was one of my favourite characters he got the comeuppance he deserved.

Comment from [Reddit user] with 4 upvotes on /r/books/

In the last couple of weeks:

A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin

I have always been reading A Game of Thrones. I always will be reading A Game of Thrones.

A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin

I joke, I don’t hate these. I actually really like how huge the story is and the endless political scheming. I’m in awe of how much planning this series must have taken, and how many things the author had to keep track of. They are hugely problematic and not amazing literature but they’re also a bit of a feat. I probably shouldn’t be reading them in quick succession, either, but it’s the only way I can keep track of everything.

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

Really excellent time/magic fantasy that I enjoyed every minute of. I’m not sure what else to say about this without spoiling it. As with all of her books, the author did a great job and wrote a really compelling story.

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

If you haven’t read this book, please put down whatever else you’re reading (except Middlegame) and read this book at once. It’s interesting and funny and while it’s not one of my favorites ever, it’s a fantastic, funny read that deserves its place in the literary canon. I read it maybe 15 years ago and enjoyed it even more this time around.

Working on:

  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • 2666 by Roberto Bolaño
  • Ulysses by James Joyce
  • A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
  • Work Clean by Dan Charnas
Comment from [Reddit user] with 4 upvotes on /r/books/

Finishing Sefira & Other Betrayals, by John Langan and starting Game of Thrones: A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin.

Comment from [Reddit user] with 2 upvotes on /r/books/

Finished: Stories Of the Law and How It’s Broken by, The Secret Barrister I can not recommend this book enough to people. I think the author does a very good job of explaining 'legalese' so that the reader doesn't feel confused by the terminology used and it's very eye-opening to the current state of the UK legal system.

Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch Finished this on my train rides over the weekend. Very well written sci-fi book. I enjoyed it a lot. I really enjoyed the Wayward Pines TV series, so I'm tempted to read the books now given that Crouch also wrote them. Tempted by his new release as well that's a spiritual successor to Dark Matter.


I'm between books for now. I've read about 7 books in June alone, so I want to dial it back a bit so I don't burn myself out. For now, I've got Blood of Elves, by Andrzej Sapkowski, Metro 2035, by Dmitry Glukhovsky or A Storm of Swords, by George R. R. Martin to start!

Comment from [Reddit user] with 2 upvotes on /r/books/

Rereading ASOIAF, finished A Clash of Kings, by George R. R. Martin a week and a half ago and A Storm of Swords, by George R. R. Martin. Frankly, I'm a bit bored by now, and an having trouble going on with AFFC. I've already reread the series once, so Everytime I finish a chapter I think about the other books I could be reading for the first time instead. AGOT remains my favorite besides ADWD.

Finished Naked Lunch, by William Burroughs a week ago. This book was a difficult read, not because of the subject matter per se but because of the disordered, feverish style and Burroughs' crazy vocabulary and ability with the English language. This is easily the most difficult book I've read. Blows J R out of the water, which though at times confusing was always extremely coherent.

Finished Catch-22, by Joseph Heller. Reddit seems to love this book (second only to Steinbeck's East of Eden), so I tried it out. Reminds me a lot of Vonnegut, and is the funniest book I've read since Breakfast of Champions.

Continued to read Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow. I haven't read a lot of history books, but I enjoy biographies quite a bit. Chernow does a really excellent job compiling his life into an understandable, dramatic, and fascinating tale. Though I'm not a superfan or anything, I did buy this book after seeing the play in person. I wish I had read this before seeing it!

Comment from [Reddit user] with 1 upvotes on /r/books/

I just started A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin They are great fantasy books for escaping real-world stress!!