01-17-2009, 11:54 AM
The Inkheart trilogy is definately something everyone should read. I know its coming out as a movie in about a week, but nothing can beat these books. There's a little bit of everything: magic, love, adventure, war, peace, bandits, evil rulers, etc. Anyone can find something to love in these books.
Also, The Mists of Avalon. Its better for older readers because of the minor sexual content, but its an amazing take on Arthurian legend told from the views of the women in Arthur's life. This book is my all-time favorite.
Some other good ones are His Dark Materials Trilogy, The Dark Tower series, Abhorsen Trilogy, and The Two Princesses of Bamarre.