The list author says: "If you've worked your way through all Charlaine Harris' backlist (I love the Shakespeare series, the librarian series and the Harper Connelly series too--but the Sookie series stands above the rest) and you need something else to help you escape the mundane world, try these! It's an eclectic list, but all included usually have in common kick-butt female characters (or really cool males), hot relationships (but no annoying "romance" plot contrivances), fascinating settings and pure escapism (depressing or deep need not apply). Mostly fantasy and sci-fi, with a few mystery, military and humor authors thrown in for good measure. (Note--I tried to find the first in the series whenever possible to illustrate, but sometimes couldn't remember... I highly recommend reading all series in order)"
"Love all his series (except those written with his son Butterworth--they are NOT worth buying or reading), The Corps and Badge of Honor series are particular favorites. Great fast reads, military or police settings."
"OK, OK so I am on Team Jacob (wow, I hate to admit it lol)--they are a fun read (couldn't stand the movies though--at least in the books you can skim the heavy handed teen angst). Her adult novel (Host) is a terrific read"