Boy this could be a long list!!
Jean M. Auel
Richard Bachman (I know, I know)
Cant' remember the author but the Pendragon trilogy (Talisien, Merlin, Arthur) It is where I got my first Daughters name from. Charis was the atlantean princess, mother to Merlin.
As well as anything on Mythology or anthropology. I love reading about ancient cultures and belief systems