Ranking Author George R.R. Martin’s Best Books (A Bibliography Countdown)

“What are George R.R. Martin’s Best Books?” We looked at all of Martin’s authored bibliography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the books written by George R.R. Martin and looked at their Goodreads, Amazon, and LibraryThing scores, ranking them against one another to see which books came out on top. The books are ranked in our list below based on which titles have the highest overall score between all 3 review sites in comparison with all of the other books by the same author. The process isn’t super scientific and in reality, most books aren’t “better” than other books as much as they are just different. That being said, we do enjoy seeing where our favorites landed, and if you aren’t familiar with the author at all, the rankings can help you see what books might be best to start with.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



The Top Book’s Of George R.R. Martin



55 ) The Glass Flower

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 54
  • Amazon: 46
  • LibraryThing: 50


55 ) Texas Hold’em

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 54
  • Amazon: 46
  • LibraryThing: 50


54 ) New Voices IV

 New Voices IV

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 50
  • Amazon: 46
  • LibraryThing: 50


53 ) New Voices II

 New Voices II

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 52
  • Amazon: 46
  • LibraryThing: 47


52 ) Under Siege

 Under Siege

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 48
  • Amazon: 46
  • LibraryThing: 44


51 ) Dangerous Women

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 47
  • Amazon: 37
  • LibraryThing: 49


50 ) Starlady and Fast-Friend

 Starlady and Fast-Friend

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 48
  • Amazon: 44
  • LibraryThing: 40


49 ) Windhaven

 Windhaven

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 37
  • Amazon: 39
  • LibraryThing: 50


48 ) The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 27
  • Amazon: 46
  • LibraryThing: 50


47 ) Mississippi Roll

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 37
  • Amazon: 33
  • LibraryThing: 50


46 ) New Voices III

 New Voices III

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 25
  • Amazon: 46
  • LibraryThing: 47


43 ) Dying of the Light

 Dying of the Light

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 42
  • Amazon: 33
  • LibraryThing: 42


43 ) In the House of the Worm

 In the House of the Worm

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 53
  • Amazon: 45
  • LibraryThing: 19


43 ) The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister

 The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 40
  • Amazon: 42
  • LibraryThing: 35


42 ) Nightflyers

 Nightflyers

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 44
  • Amazon: 33
  • LibraryThing: 38


41 ) The Armageddon Rag

 The Armageddon Rag

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 39
  • Amazon: 39
  • LibraryThing: 32


40 ) Shadow Twin

 Shadow Twin

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 42
  • Amazon: 25
  • LibraryThing: 39


38 ) Selections from Dreamsongs 2

 Selections from Dreamsongs 2

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 17
  • Amazon: 46
  • LibraryThing: 40


38 ) Quartet

 Quartet

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 30
  • Amazon: 39
  • LibraryThing: 34


37 ) The Ice Dragon

 The Ice Dragon

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 33
  • Amazon: 33
  • LibraryThing: 36


36 ) Fevre Dream

 Fevre Dream

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 34
  • Amazon: 18
  • LibraryThing: 46


34 ) Hunter’s Run

 Hunter's Run

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 25
  • LibraryThing: 37


34 ) New Voices I

 New Voices I

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 50
  • Amazon: 46
  • LibraryThing: 1


33 ) The Skin Trade

 The Skin Trade

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 41
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 43


31 ) Dangerous Women Vol. 2

 Dangerous Women Vol. 2

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 45
  • Amazon: 24
  • LibraryThing: 19


31 ) Low Chicago

 Low Chicago

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 23
  • Amazon: 15
  • LibraryThing: 50


30 ) Dangerous Women Vol. 3

 Dangerous Women Vol. 3

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 46
  • Amazon: 11
  • LibraryThing: 30


27 ) A Song for Lya

 A Song for Lya

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 23
  • Amazon: 31
  • LibraryThing: 29


27 ) Sandkings

 Sandkings

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 20
  • Amazon: 46
  • LibraryThing: 17


27 ) Songs the Dead Men Sing

 Songs the Dead Men Sing

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 28
  • Amazon: 25
  • LibraryThing: 30


26 ) Dreamsongs: Volume I

 Dreamsongs: Volume I

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 22
  • Amazon: 25
  • LibraryThing: 28


25 ) Selections from Dreamsongs 1

 Selections from Dreamsongs 1

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 25
  • LibraryThing: 11


23 ) Selections from Dreamsongs 3

 Selections from Dreamsongs 3

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 20
  • Amazon: 25
  • LibraryThing: 25


23 ) Portraits of His Children

 Portraits of His Children

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 29
  • Amazon: 18
  • LibraryThing: 23


22 ) The Hedge Knight

 The Hedge Knight

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 13
  • Amazon: 31
  • LibraryThing: 25


20 ) Fire and Blood

 Fire and Blood

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 25
  • Amazon: 11
  • LibraryThing: 32


20 ) Songs of Stars and Shadows

 Songs of Stars and Shadows

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 18
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 44


19 ) A Clash of Kings

 A Clash of Kings

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 9
  • Amazon: 46
  • LibraryThing: 7


18 ) Fantasy For Good

 Fantasy For Good

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 30
  • Amazon: 18
  • LibraryThing: 11


16 ) Dreamsongs: Volume II

 Dreamsongs: Volume II

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 18
  • Amazon: 18
  • LibraryThing: 22


16 ) GRRM

 GRRM

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 54
  • Amazon: 1
  • LibraryThing: 3


15 ) The Sworn Sword

 The Sworn Sword

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 15
  • Amazon: 18
  • LibraryThing: 23


13 ) A Feast for Crows

 A Feast for Crows

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 13
  • Amazon: 18
  • LibraryThing: 21


13 ) After The Feast

 After The Feast

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 6
  • Amazon: 37
  • LibraryThing: 9


11 ) Tuf Voyaging

 Tuf Voyaging

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 16
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 27


11 ) The Pear-Shaped Man

 The Pear-Shaped Man

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 32
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 11


10 ) The Lands of Ice and Fire

 The Lands of Ice and Fire

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 4
  • Amazon: 42
  • LibraryThing: 2


9 ) A Dance with Dragons

 A Dance with Dragons

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 8
  • Amazon: 15
  • LibraryThing: 17


8 ) A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

 A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 11
  • Amazon: 11
  • LibraryThing: 16


7 ) Dreams and Dust

 Dreams and Dust

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 7
  • Amazon: 15
  • LibraryThing: 14


6 ) Custer’s Last Jump and Other Collaborations

 Custer's Last Jump and Other Collaborations

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 12
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 10


5 ) The World of Ice and Fire

 The World of Ice and Fire

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 10
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 15


4 ) Steel and Snow

 Steel and Snow

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 3
  • Amazon: 11
  • LibraryThing: 8


3 ) A Game of Thrones

 A Game of Thrones

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 4
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 6


2 ) Blood and Gold

 Blood and Gold

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 1
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 5


1 ) A Storm of Swords

 A Storm of Swords

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 2
  • Amazon: 3
  • LibraryThing: 4


George R.R. Martin’s Best Books



George R.R. Martin Review Website Bibliography Rankings

BookGoodreadsAmazonLibraryThingOveral Rank
A Storm of Swords 2 3 4 1
Blood and Gold 1 4 5 2
A Game of Thrones 4 4 6 3
Steel and Snow 3 11 8 4
The World of Ice and Fire 10 2 15 5
Custer’s Last Jump and Other Collaborations 12 6 10 6
Dreams and Dust 7 15 14 7
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms 11 11 16 8
A Dance with Dragons 8 15 17 9
The Lands of Ice and Fire 4 42 2 10
Tuf Voyaging 16 6 27 11
The Pear-Shaped Man 32 6 11 11
A Feast for Crows 13 18 21 13
After The Feast 6 37 9 13
The Sworn Sword 15 18 23 15
Dreamsongs: Volume II 18 18 22 16
GRRM 54 1 3 16
Fantasy For Good 30 18 11 18
A Clash of Kings 9 46 7 19
Fire and Blood 25 11 32 20
Songs of Stars and Shadows 18 6 44 20
The Hedge Knight 13 31 25 22
Selections from Dreamsongs 3 20 25 25 23
Portraits of His Children 29 18 23 23
Selections from Dreamsongs 1 35 25 11 25
Dreamsongs: Volume I 22 25 28 26
A Song for Lya 23 31 29 27
Sandkings 20 46 17 27
Songs the Dead Men Sing 28 25 30 27
Dangerous Women Vol. 3 46 11 30 30
Dangerous Women Vol. 2 45 24 19 31
Low Chicago 23 15 50 31
The Skin Trade 41 6 43 33
Hunter’s Run 35 25 37 34
New Voices I 50 46 1 34
Fevre Dream 34 18 46 36
The Ice Dragon 33 33 36 37
Selections from Dreamsongs 2 17 46 40 38
Quartet 30 39 34 38
Shadow Twin 42 25 39 40
The Armageddon Rag 39 39 32 41
Nightflyers 44 33 38 42
Dying of the Light 42 33 42 43
In the House of the Worm 53 45 19 43
The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister 40 42 35 43
New Voices III 25 46 47 46
Mississippi Roll 37 33 50 47
The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr 27 46 50 48
Windhaven 37 39 50 49
Starlady and Fast-Friend 48 44 40 50
Dangerous Women 47 37 49 51
Under Siege 48 46 44 52
New Voices II 52 46 47 53
New Voices IV 50 46 50 54
The Glass Flower 54 46 50 55
Texas Hold’em 54 46 50 55

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