Yeah, I'll probably have to go with Name of the Wind and Wise Man's Fear, by Rothfuss. Even though they have some heavy-reading parts, overall they are quite good, and I'm enthusiastically waiting for the third one to come out.
I've also really enjoyed Ender's Game, Dune and World War Z. I am yet to read the Foundation series.
If you haven't read them, do so. At the very least read a description of them and choose accordingly to your likings, as long as you are into Sci-Fi or Medieval Fantasy.
You really need to read the Foundation series. Pretty awesome if you ask me.
But for books :
1st : The Rift War Saga - Raymond Feist - the most awesome book series i have ever readed in the fantasy genre.
2nd : The Mistborn Trilogy - Brandon Sanderson - the start is a bit slow , but the 2nd book really picked up , and the 3rd book just pummeled the ground. THere is also one more book , a different sequel , which is pretty funny and good too.
3rd : Foundation Series - Asimov - 'nuff said. I reccommend all of Asimov books. Every single one is worth it.
4th : Roadside Picnic ( Piknik krai putya ) - Strugatsky - all of the books from the brothers Boris and Arcadii Strugatsky are awesome. Roadside picnic is the inspiration for the STALKER games. You gotta read them. Old soviet Sci-fi/fantasy by Strugatsky is a must to read. You would miss a lot if you don't do so.
There also a whole pile of other books i have readed , but i can't remember the names right now.