Here are some of the books that I have read recently that are inspiration to me: The Name of the Wind - By Patrick Rothfuss This book is a little tough to get into at first, but once you do, you will not want to stop reading. It is the story of a young boy named Kvothe. After losing his parents, he spends his life getting into the University where he learns magic. He goes through many struggles and encounters. There is humor, emotion, and depth. Definitely worth reading. The sequel to the book, The Wise Man's Fear, is just as well written and continues the story. I read the both books without even realizing it until it was gone. The only bad thing about these books is that there are not enough of them. It is an inspiration to read an author that can invoke feelings in a person and live the story they are telling. If you have not read it yet, put this on your list. The Dark Elf Trilogy - By R.A. Salvatore I have been reading books by R.A. Salvatore for many years. His descriptions of fighting scenes are amazing. He is very descritptive without being overwhelming. The characters that he built are easy to connect with and you want to continue to follow them into battle. The Dark Elf Trilogy is three books in one. It is the story of a dark elf, Drizzt and his struggle to define himself despite his heritage. There are a number of books that provide inspiration as well written by Salvatore. The Cleric Quintet (another series) build loveable characters with conflict that was easy to relate to. If you like fantasy books that are easy to relate to, descriptive fighting scenes, and a rich story peppered with humor then you would enjoy this author.