It took me about six months to get through (reading) the massive Game of Thrones series ... and then only about six hours to get through the next book on my list, We Die Alone: a freakishly unlikely true story of an escape from Nazi-occupied arctic Norway. Full of NO %@!# WAY moments. Amazing stuff.
I chose to read it after Game of Thrones specifically because it had the shortest line of dots representing book length of any of the titles waiting for me on my Kindle. I wanted something quick after GoT. This one was recommended by my dad — he’s really into his WWII history. (In fact, he’s written some.)