I didn't hate the Mistborn ending, and those books hooked me on Brandon Sanderson. I went and read Elantris and Warbreaker after that and loved them both. Then I read The Way of Kings and it totally blew me away. Leaps and bounds beyond the Mistborn trilogy, and just about anything else I've read.
I liked the Sword of Truth books up to about book 4-5, and have really liked the first couple of Song of Ice and Fire books. I'm a big Terry Pratchett fan; I go to his books when I need something more lighthearted. Max Barry is another writer that's knocked out some pretty interesting satirical fiction that is eminently enjoyable.
And right now I'm reading Reamde by Neal Stephenson, and it's pretty much what you'd expect from the guy. A very technocentric plot involving people that aren't stupid, interspersed with bits of rambling informational segues. It's not quite up to par with Snow Crash and Diamond Age, but it's been a fun book to plod through.
I'm an avid reader of wikipedia... does that count?