As a sophomore in college, most of the books I read are what my professors assign, but when I get a chance to read for fun, there are a few authors that I turn to:
Eoin Colfer - this is a remnant of my childhood, especially now that his Artemis Fowl series has ended.
Rick Riordan - the Percy Jackson series, that is quickly becoming a franchise with 2 simultaneous spin-off series. These are a fun read, especially if you know Greek, Roman, and Egyptian mythology. (Also a fairly easy read, as these are aimed at teens).
J.K. Rowling - for obvious reasons
J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis as well (in fact, I have to read The Hobbit for one of my classes right now)
I also follow the novelverse of that other sci-fi franchise, Star Trek (I know, I know, I'm a traitor). Most of those I buy immediately, much like Star Wars, but the authors that are always on my must-read list are David Mack, Christopher Bennett, and David R. George III.
And I still manage to find time to read Star Wars books again and again and again.
"But it was so artistically done."
“No. I am Ganner. This threshold is mine. I claim it for my own. Bring on your thousands, one at a time or all in a rush. I don’t give a damn. None shall pass.”
"Shaken, not stirred, will get you cold water with a dash of gin and dry vermouth. The reason you stir it with a special spoon is so not to chip the ice. James is ordering a weak martini and being snooty about it."