From Kellen's Wiki
This article actually hits the nail on the head.
- Song of Ice and Fire Series - George R.R. Martin
- Dune Series - Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert/Kevin J. Anderson
- It may actually be best to start with the newer Brian Herbert/Kevin J. Anderson books as they might be more accessible. They are also very good.
- Ender's and Shadow Series - Orson Scott Card
- Kingkiller Chronicles - Patrick Rothfuss
- 1st book is 'The Name of the Wind'
- The Way of Kings - Brandon Sanderson
- Really good, but first in a series and who knows when the next will come out
- The Homecoming Saga - Orson Scott Card
- 1st book is 'The Memory of Earth'
Another good link.