A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin is 1996’s book for my 30 for 30 Readathon.


‘When you play the game of thrones, you win, or you die. There is no middle ground’

Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

From the fertile south, where heat breeds conspiracy, to the vast and savage eastern lands, all the way to the frozen north, kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men . . . all will play the Game of Thrones.

My Review

I was both excited and nervous about reading this book. It’s been on my shelf for a long time, but I’ve been intimidated by its size and therefore never picked it up. However, after seeing Codie’s video announcing the Song of Ice and Fire Readathon this year, I was feeling extra motivated to read this.

I don’t think its necessary for me to explain exactly what happens in this book to be honest.

I made the decision to listen to A Game of Thrones on Scribd since I was still feeling rather intimidated by the size of the book. This turned out to be a good decision. The narrator did a fantastic job of keeping up with all of the characters in the books and, on the whole, I really enjoyed the listening experience.

There is A LOT of world building in this book and I am going to assume this will continue throughout the series, as it does with the TV show (which I have watched). I do enjoy this side of things with the book, but I can see how it would bother some people.

I gave A Game of Thrones 4/5 stars. I am excited to continue the series and also feel extremely accomplished due to finishing this book 😀