"Kushiel's Dart" by Jacqueline Carey. It's a fantasy novel set in sort of an alternate-universe Europe during the late medieval/early renaissance period. The plot is super intricate and engaging; the characters are vivid, believable, and emotionally deep; and the world feels like it's truly a living, breathing, genuine place. Epic adventure, comedy, romance, political machinations and intrigue, grand battles, tragedy, an exasperatingly clever villain... this book contains all of that and more, and I love every last bit of it.
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"Snow Crash" by Neal Stephenson. There's so much to love. It's the most exciting book I've ever read; it's one of the best at handling characters; has one of, if not THE, most unique writing styles; and it's incredibly thought-provoking.