I am always looking for a good read. I was searching for some good fantasy books and ran across this: http://bestfantasybooks.com/top25-fantasy-books.php
Here is the list of their pick for top 25 fantasy books.
1. Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin
2. The Blade Itself -Joe Abecrombie
3. Gardens of the Moon - Steven Erikson
4. The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
5. Lord of the Rings –J.R.R. Tolkien
6. The Black Company –Glen Cook
7. Heroes Die – Matthew Woodring Stover
8. The Way of Kings – Brandon Sanderson
9. Assassin’s Apprentice – Robin Hobb
10. A Shadow in Summer – Daniel Abraham
11. Lies of Locke Lamora –Scott Lynch
12. Gormenghast - Mervyn Peake
13. The Wheel of Time –Robert Jordan
14. Prince of Thorns – Mark Lawrence
15. Black Sun Rising – C.S. Friedman
16. The Troupe- Robert Jackson Bennett
17. Engineer Trilogy – K.J. Parker
18. The Darkness That Comes Before – R. Scott Bakker
19. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell – Susanna Clarke
20. Lord Foul’s Bane – Stephen R. Donaldson
21. American Gods – Neil Gaiman
22. The Amulet of Samarkand – Jonathan Stroud
23. The Dragonbone Chair – Tad Williams
24. Daughter of the Empire - Raymone E. Feist & Janny Wurts
25. The Dresden Files – Jim Butcher
What do you think? I haven't read too many of these and I am always open to suggestions.
A couple of comments on the link. First of all I am suprised Ursua Le Guin wasn't included here. I thought the Earthsea series was amazing. But it has been a while since I read it.'
On the link they compare the Wheel of Time Series to Tolkien. I have only read a little bit of the first book but so far I don't see it.