1) City of Stairs by Robert Bennett Jackson
2) Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown
3) The Shadow Campaigns by Django Wexler
4) The Grim Company by Luke Scull
5) The Rook by Daniel O'Malley
6) The Brilliance Saga by Marcus Sakey
7) The Powder Mage Trilogy by Brian McClellan
8) Age of Iron Trilogy by Angus Watson
9) The Flight of the Silvers by Daniel Price
10) The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
11) The Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence
12) A Raven's Shadow by Anthony Ryan
13) The Faithful and the Fallen by John Gwynne
14) Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne by Brian
15) Dandelion Dynasty by Ken Liu
16) No Return by Zachary Jernigan
The Expanse Series by James SA Corey, Abercrombie's new series, The Free by Brian Ruckley, Ian Tregillis' new series and Daniel Abraham's The Dagger and The Coin series are all great too but they are all old hands at this point. I am also very much looking forward to reading The Traitor Baru Cormnant by Seth Dickinson. I've enjoyed the first three preview chapters a lot.
Not sure how this is supposed to go, but if we art talking simply about my personal enjoyment of the series then:
1) A Song of Ice and Fire - For me, this is the series that has most interested me. The theories, prophecies, and back story is what takes it to a different level. His characterization is great; most characters are like Shrek, they have layers.
2) The First Law Trilogy - This series is a terrific bit of fun. The humor in it is great. Abercrombie also has this theme where people try to change themselves but ultimately don't. Again, I like the back story/ ancient history here.
3) Bitter Seeds - This could be argued to be science fiction but I view it more as fantasy. The author did such a great job of weaving everything together. Masterfully planned.
4) The Kingkiller Chronicles - Although I did not enjoy the second novel as much as I enjoyed the first, I don't think anyone can deny that Rothfuss is a truly great writer. I think his first page and last page of each of the novels are some of the best wordsmithing I have personally read. I like the idea of stories within stories within stories. Again, I really enjoyed the background and ancient history here. I also think that Mr. Rothfuss is an exceptionally great and likeable person from reading his blog and the charity that he puts on. It's always easier to like a book when you know the author is a legitimately good soul.
5) Looking at my bookshelves, I'd guess I'd have to give first place to Sanderson's Adolnasium universe, particularly the Stormlight Archives. I have many gripes about his Sanderson's writing. I don't think its near as good as the four series above. I also understand that he doesn't want to cuss (that it's against his religion) but I find his use of substitution cuss words particularly annoying and jarring. I do enjoy his magic systems though. Some are better than others but they most are pretty cool to read about. I also like the story behind the story here.
Looking at the above, I noticed that I tend to like series with rich back stories / world building. Sometimes, I wish I got to read those "origin" stories instead but I think that might take the magic out of it, so to speak.
1) Red Rising by Pierce Brown
2) The World of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
3) The Flight of the Silvers by Daniel Price
4) Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
5) The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron
Probably none of my favorite TV or movie properties. I have rarely read any adaptation that was allowed to progress the actual story/universe in any meaningful way. I think the Dark Horse line of Star Wars comics was able to do this well with Star Wars: Legacy. Dark Horse generally does good adaptations. I like what they have done with Buffy and Firefly. But for every adaptation that is good you get about 10 that are not and are little more than advertisements. The most innovative adaptation that I have seen was the Aliens vs. Stormwatch annual by Warren Ellis. Not for what it added to the Aliens universe but because of the impact it had on the Stormwatch comic book.
The only property I think I would read at this point that has not been adapted is Babylon 5...but only if it was written by JMS. And I mean, actually written by him. I have no interest in reading something his ghost writers have written after reading the crap he is putting out through his reinvented Joe's Comics over at Image.