I like your reference list. :3
Um- let's see...
1. Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. Urban Fantasy about a Wizard in Chicago. Smart, whoop-worthy and heartbreaking by turns, but always funny- and with 14 books in series, it should give you plenty to read. But I'd suggest starting at the third book instead of the first, since that's where the series really picks up.
2. Codex Alera, Jim Butcher. Alternate Universe Fantasy. Magical Roman Legionaries vs. Barbarian Elves vs. Wolfmen vs. Telepathic Yetis vs. Hive-Mind All-Destroying Bugs happening against a political background filled with Chessmasters constantly trying to manipulate each other. It's fun.
3. Elantris, by Brandon Sanderson. Alternate Universe Fantasy. Plot's a little hard to explain in a few lines; but the book features intelligent protagonists and antagonists, a defined magic system, and some gorgeous character interactions between multiple people with different agendas.
4. The Stormlight Archive; Brandon Sanderson. Alternate Universe Fantasy (there's a trend here...). Again, Epic plot is complex to explain but it was thoroughly enjoyable. And wonderfully huge. And that was just the first book.
... and there's more, but i think my fingers are rebelling. XD Hope this helps.