questionswhat books should i read next?

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Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden is one of my favorite characters, certainly in modern books.

Have you tried some of the classics? (eg. Agatha Christie, JRR Tolkien?)

There is also the other RR, George RR Martin (Game of Thrones, etc.)

The Anne McCafferey books are also excellent (The Dragonriders of Pern series).

Harry Harrison's Stainless Steel Rat books are also a lot of fun.

(I can go on and on and on with this... and now that the woot-off is all but over I am looking forward to some sleep...)

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Go back to the Classics. If you have a Kindle, Amazon Kindle Store has been offering $0.00 Classics like War and Peace, Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, Moby Dick, etc.

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Personally I recommend Neil Gaiman (Fantasy) and Lois McMaster Bujold (Sci-Fi), both are masterful storytellers.

I've had friends mention Simon Green, but I have not read his books yet.

According the NoveList database, Terry Brook's Shannara Novels are similar to Butcher's Codex Alera. R.A. Salvatore's (Epic Fantasy) works are similar as well.

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Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.

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For sci-fi/fantasy series:

Anne McCaffrey's "Dragonriders of Pern" series.
Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Darkover" series.
Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game" series.
Lord of the Rings (obviously ;) )
Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Avalon" series.

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If you like fantasy (like medieval-esque), I'd certainly recommend A Game of Thrones and it's sequels, though you have to be quite open to violence and sexuality in your novels.

For sci-fi, go with Ender's Game and Speaker For The Dead by Orson Scott Card, or the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams if you want something really silly and funny. (Seriously, why did Adams have to die when he did instead of getting the chance to bring us more of his brand of humor?)

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Dark Tower series by Stephen King.

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If you are up for a challenge, try Hyperion,
http://www.amazon.com/Hyperion-Dan-Simmons/dp/0553283685/ref=pd_sim_b_4
or Olympos
http://www.amazon.com/Olympos-Dan-Simmons/dp/0380978946/ref=pd_sim_b_1
by Dan Simmons.

Or pretty much anything by him, he is a fantastic author.