A club of your own, eh? You don't have to pick LOTR to be nice, ya know. Obviously? Wha- Bu- Come on now, let reason take a hold of you! You can't possibly think that! Madness... Oh I get it. I've just entered the Twilight Zone. That's the only logical explanation. Satire aside, I have the say the best literature I've ever gotten my hands on would be: 1. Sandman by Neil Gaiman. 75 issue Graphic Novel that is just plain superb. 2. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Just awesome setting. 3. Chronicles of Malus Darkblade quintet by Dave Abnett and Mike Lee. If you're into Dark Fantasy, this is perhaps one of the best. 4. Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa. The best manga I've ever read. You can find it on Onemanga, everybody should begin reading it. Too bad it only updates once a month. :/ 5. The Drow Trilogy by R.A. Salvatore. I think that's what it's called, anyway. Drizzt tries to escape from the evils of his homeland. Epic adventure ensues. 6. Art of War by Sun Tzu. Very insightful and interesting to read. The fact that this is thousands of years old only attest to the man's brilliance. 7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Explores the prejudice of the south during the days when my mother was a child. 8. A Brief History of Time/Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawkings. Learning how the universe works has never been more interesting than this man's dualogy. I almost ranked "The Black Hole War" instead, but Hawkings is just more friendly with less anecdotes. 9. Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughn. 60 issue graphic novel about all the men in the world dying by some unknown cause. Laugh out loud hilarious in the way society continues. 10. Discworld by Terry Pratchett. Greatest mega-series I've ever gotten my hands on. Beats, no, shoots out of the water any other satire books I've read.