Science Fiction Fridays: What to read when you’re not watching Game of Thrones

Since he joined the Night’s Watch, Jon Snow hasn’t had much time to read, what with all the other things keeping him busy at the Wall, like fighting ice zombies and protecting Sam and wondering what his pet direwolf is up to. And now that Jon has been captured by Wildlings, there’s even less time for relaxing with a good book. But when he does get a free moment, this is what Jon Snow likes to read…

Witchlanders by Lena Coakley
With a cold, wintry setting, strange monsters, and an even stranger brotherhood, this is a book Jon can definitely relate to.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Jon isn’t the only one who finds himself in a puzzling new situation and must bond with other guys in order to survive.

Rash by Pete Hautman
Both Jon and Bo are trapped in the frozen North but, instead of sword fighting, Bo plays football and, instead of ice zombies, he deals with an artificial intelligence.

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
Like Jon, Fitz wonders about his parentage and develops an unusual bond with a wolf in this sweeping fantasy that also features royal
intrigue, magic, and war.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Mary has a lot more time for romance than Jon does, but she also has even more ZOMBIES.



What else is Jon Snow reading? Let us know in the comments…

I’m not watching Game of Thrones because…
a. I’m waiting for the next season to start
b. My parents found out about all the naked people.
c. No HBO, but I’ve got the first season on hold at the library.
d. Dude, I don’t watch stuff with dragons and…wait, did you say naked people?

–Lesley J., Douglass-Truth

If You Like George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones then check out these recommendations by The Seattle Public Librarians.