Some recent ones:
Stephen King's Dark Tower series - on the 2nd one now, I'm not sure what genre it is, I'm listening to the audiobooks though and the narrator makes it awesome. I listen to it before I go to bed and it's like a wise old man telling you a kickass story. Like Deckard Cain but more badass.
Dave Duncan's Seventh Sword series - mindless entertainment, I really enjoyed this.
Ernest Cline: Ready Player One and Armada - more mindless entertainment, I enjoyed them.
Neal Stephenson: Snow Crash - I had heard he does a ton of research on topics he writes about (in this one, digital logic, hacking, linguistics and neurology I guess?) so that it's more realistic, but the plot still came across as extremely far fetched to me and the characters weren't believable so it was just a silly story and not super entertaining.
What to expect - the first year - haven't quite finished it yet, it's a bit of a slog since not everything applies (lots of details about specific problems you may encounter)
Healthy sleep habits, happy babies - just starting this, hopefully I can teach the little guy to sleep well!
Henry Hazlitt's Economics in one lesson - Austrian economics. Makes a lot of sense to me, it's somewhat repetitive though, the same principles applied to a bunch of different situations.
Jacob Lund Fisker - Early Retirement Extreme - enjoyed the first couple chapters the most, where he basically destroys the typical north american life of being a silly consumer. The book got very philosophical in the middle. I think he has an interesting mind, very pure in a way.
Steven Erikson - Malazan series - I got 2 books into this one, and can't handle it. Too much unexplained, things don't make much sense and it seems like there are very few rules to the magic system. I guess I don't have the patience for it.
About Ender's game, I noticed some folks mentioned those - yeah they're awesome! I have read most of the series except for the more recent "first formic war" series I think.