Excellent sellections you guys!
I must add one of my personal favorites...ANYTHING by David Eddings. He is pure science fiction and has characters that just wrap themselves around your heart. The Belgarian series/ Mallorean series and the Elenian series ROCK! I have read all the books so many times I had to replace them and the replacements are beginning to look worn. *blush* what can I say? I am a re-reader!
Again...I must say...you women have excellent taste in books!!