Books I liked well enough to recommend

The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruis Zafon)
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrill (Susanna Clarke)
Komarr (Lois McMaster Bujold)
The Curse of Chalion (Lois McMaster Bujold)

Faking It (Jennifer Crusie)
Welcome to Temptation (Jennifer Crusie)
The Sugar Camp Quilt (Jennifer Chiaverini)
The Eight (Katherine Neville)
Deception on his Mind (Elizabeth George)
The Shadowy Horses (Susanna Kearsley)

Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
Anansi Boys (Neil Gaiman)
Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman)
Going Postal (Terry Pratchett)
Hat Full of Sky (Terry Pratchett)
The Man Who Never Missed (Steve Perry)

Dealing with Dragons (Patricia Wrede)
Talking to Dragons (Patricia Wrede)
The Harry Potter series (J.K.Rowling)