Yeah, the "epic writing = LDS member" thing was sort of a joke.
But I was serious about Elantris, Mistborn, Warbreaker = win. And of course everything Orson Scott Card writes is gold with a platinum coating, and ten zillion chocolate-covered blueberries on the side. Actually, I didn't like "Treasure Box" that much. Still good reading, though.
Alcatraz is pretty good, too, even for a not-little-kid person. :P