Authors like Brandon Sanderson

I am a quite picky reader… so I thought I’d put together a list of my favorite books and authors. And since Brandon Sanderson is on the top of that list, I’m starting with him. Please note, this are mostly Fantasy… as I enjoy Fantasy Fiction more than any other type of novel. If you have any suggestions about your favorite authors, please leave a comment as I’m always looking for good books!
(last update Aug 10, 2016)

Favorite Authors (most favorite listed first):
Brandon Sanderson
Jim Butcher
Michael J. Sullivan
Brian Staveley
Brian McClellan
Brent Weeks
Sebastien de Castell
Phil Tucker
Benedict Jacka
C.S. Friedman
Larry Correia

Almost Favorite Authors:
Not as good as Brandon Sanderson but still good.
Scott Lynch
Courthney Schafer
Hugh Howey
Barbara Hambly

Some of my Favorite Urban Fantasy Authors:
Kevin Hearne
Patricia Briggs
Faith Hunter
Ilona Andrews
Kim Harrison (The Hollows is Excellent)
Darynda Jones
Charles de Lint

Other Authors I really Like (not in any order):
Patrick Rothfuss
Lynn Flewelling
Joe Abercrombie (loved his First Law Series. Did not at all like the Shattered Sea Series)
Robin McKinley (Love some of her stuff, some other is kinda boring)

Authors I kinda like:
Peter V. Brett (But have not bothered to finished his last book in the Demon Cycle Series… started good, but losing interest)
Karen Marie Moning (Interesting but a little too sexy, haven’t read her lastest releases)
Katharine Kerr
Robin Hobb (some is good, some is really boring)

Authors I used to like when I was a kid, but don’t now that I’m an adult:
Stephen R Donaldson

Authors I just don’t like (sorry if others like them!):
George R. R. Martin (I know he’s popular, but I like books and movies where people work together.. and I didn’t find that his characters work together to fight the baddies.)
L. E. Modesitt Jr. (didn’t finish…)
K.C. May (didn’t finish…)
David Dalglish (Some like him too, but I tried the Orc’s book, and it just started too dark so I didn’t continue it.)