Game of Thrones will finally return this Sunday from the long night of being off the air to delve viewers back into the Westeros world of magic, murder, and Machiavellian schemes. This season will be the first to surpass the novels they are based on, George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, and begin giving answers to questions that even book readers wonder about. Part of the brilliance of Game of Thrones is the huge cast of compelling characters, each with their own desires and plans. While you wait from week to week to see the story unfold, pass the time with one of these amazing novels according to your favorite character.
(Since the Game of Thrones cast is so expansive, we've restricted the picks to characters who are still alive heading into season 6. SPOILER ALERT for those who haven’t finished season 5.)