I was talking to Sup about doing this about a month ago, so I'd better get to it! I'll keep this thread to fantasy book recommendations, since it's mostly the only genre of books I read... I have 3 older brothers, and 2 of them were always avid fantasy novel readers, so I was able to read the ones they recommended - I could read theirs, and only read the best ones I'll start with just a few, since the first is a series of 5 books... George R R Martin's Song of Ice and Fire! Excellent series, but I should state probably at least PG 14 or maybe 16 for you young readers out there... Really great, very gritty and Realistic - if you lived in this world, it may very well be like this. He has a lot of really great characters, some you hate then get to know more about and learn that maybe they're not all bad - confuse you about whether they're truly 'bad guys' or not... great stuff.