It isn't really classic literature, buttttttttt...
Roger Zelazny's The Great Book of Amber is by far my favorite book ever. It's ten books in one, but it's an amazing read. Sci-fi, fantasy, literally everything in one. I can't count the number of times I've reread it (rereading now actually :P). Zelazny has a unique style of writing and is killer at a first person perspective, imo.
I also just finished The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. I'm a huge fan of the TV series. The book was pretty good. If you're into the whole zombie apocalypse/survival deal, I recommend it. Or if you like the comics and series. So far, it doesn't have anything to do with the main group in the series. It's a separate group, but still in Georgia. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it.
Oh, also if you like zombie stuff, World War Z is pretty decent too. Multiple accounts/perspectives of survival, war, how the whole mess started, etc. It's really interesting, well, at least I thought so.
And that's all I got now. I read a lot and most of what you guys have mentioned I've read. Just on a Sci-fi tour atm
I'm gonna go ahead and be a great Canadian and recommend some of my favorite Canadian Literature.
So...Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance. I first read this in maybe 2001 and I re-read about once every two years. It is mentally exhausting, but in an amazing way. Class structure/struggles in India in the late 70's/early 80's. Very bleak. Don't expect happiness ever.
Robertson Davies' Deptford Trilogy (Fifth Business, The Manticore, World of Wonders) is fantastic.
Last Canadian lit I love love love is A Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnston. It's about Newfoundland confederation and the super badass Joey Smallwood.
I noticed a mention of the Belgariad, but I am surprised that no-one mentioned the Elenium and Tamuli trilogies. They may not be great classics, but there are some great characterizations in them and I love the tired attitude of the world weary Sparhawk character. I am also surprised that in the sci-fi genre no-one even mentioned EE Doc Smith's "Lensmen" series. It may be terribly dated now, but it was a classic of its time. While a more up to date sci-fi classic would be Dan Abnett's "Gaunt's Ghosts" series which while hardly everyone's taste has some wonderfully gritty characterizations.
The first two books in the Kingkiller chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss...tales about a young man learning about the world at large and then spreading rumors about himself to create a mystical figure..sounds a lot like peeps on either side :-D <3...that being said, those two books are highly enjoyable and I recommend them..The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear. Cheers.
"Invader's blood marches through my veins like radioactive rubber pants! The pants command me, do not ignore my veins!"-Zim
As far as books go I dont really like Fantasy that much. Only books I've that have to do with Fantasy are The Keys to the Kingdom, Lotr, the Eragon series and a few others as well. My true taste is in books about the holocaust and WW2. One that I would recommend is
The Hiding Place-Corrie Ten Boom
The Book Thief-Markus Zusak
Number the stars-Lois Lowry
The boy in the striped pajamas-John Boyne
Schindler's List-Thomas Keneally
Survival In Auschwitz-Primo Levi
Maus 1: My father bleeds history- Art Speigelman.
Those are just some of the books I read. They may not have much to do with lotro... But they're a good read especially if you're a fan of non-fiction WW2 and holocaust books.
-Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
-Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh (although more of a short story collection with a central plot. Movie is a must-watch as well.)
-The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
-works by Neil Gaiman and F. Scott Fitzgerald
-poetry by Pablo Neruda, Charles Bukowski, or ee cummings
on another note, if I were to relate the BW moors community to a book . . . it would be something like Lord of the Flies ("kill the pig" chanting over OOC). Not in all cases though.