Continuing my top ten list for books that got me into the fantasy / gaming scene.
The Vorkosigan Saga
I love the character Cordelia in the Vorkosigan saga. We first meet her in Shards of Honor. She is a strong female protagonist that ends up in the middle of war. The story is continued in the book Barrayar. These were later combined into the omnibus Cordelia's Honor. Later, her son Miles takes over as the lead character in books 3+. If you haven't read this classic series, take the time. You will not be disappointed!