The Deed of Paksenarrion - If you havent read it go out and buy it right now. *Elizabeth Moon*
That book was just awesome. I was lucky enough to get in the trade size with all 3 books combined into one volume (I'm big into just one-volume trilogies). The first time I read it, it took me less than a weekend to finish. I still will just pick it up and read parts of it.
Because that trilogy was so well written, I bought other works by Elizabeth Moon and just wanted my money back. They just weren't as well done.
Edit: Forgot to add my good book list:
Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop
Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon
Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan (at least the first 4-5 books)
The Belgariad by David Eddings
The Shannara Series by Terry Brooks
Cryptonomicon and the Baroque Cycle trilogy by Neal Stephenson Edited, Aug 16th 2006 at 4:30pm EDT by Thumbelyna