I think at this point it is safe to say that if you enjoy the show and have not read the books, you should not bother reading the books. The show is much better. Especially by the time you get to the last 2 it becomes very tedious to try to get through the hundreds of pages of nothing happening. The show is cutting through the bullshit and getting to the point. They changed things like Sansa getting married to Bolton, but if they would have followed the book she would basically have been written off this season. I just hope they stick with a sped up version of the Daenerys story because the pay off is pretty good.