Robin Hobb's Trilogy of Trilogies contains dragons, not really about them but awesome books all the same.
Everybodys got to the obvious before me Mccaffrey's Pern, Paolini's Eragon and Novik's Temaire.
Theres's also The Dragon Jousters 4 book series starting with Joust written by Mercedes Lackey, which I really liked but I suppose can seem a bit wierd with the juxtapostition of pseudo-ancient egypt and dragons.
Quick look on wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictional_dragons and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dragons_in_fantasy_fiction) elicits The Dragon and The George by Gordon R. Dickson. The Last Dragonlord and Dragon and Phoenix by Joanne Bertin, Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly' Song in the Silence (3 book series) by Elizabeth Kerner, Mistress of Dragons (3 book series) by Margaret Weis, Dragon Prince series by Melanie Rawn.
For all that dragons are a big part of the fantasy canon, there is a dearth of books centred around them, and they are mostly nice human partnered ones at that when the more conventional image is greedy and aloof. There are hundreds of books with them in but there are 3 or 4 generic parts for a single dragon to play - a quest (to find or kill), challenge or advisor, sometimes a friend that usually make a brief but plot significant apperance al la tolkien eg Le Guin's Earthsea, Feist's Magician. Eddings and Brooks like to feature them even Rowling Sometimes they are just soldiers (good or bad, intelligent or beastial). That reminds me of Maggie Furey's Shadowleague series, one of the races were dragons. Come to mention it, they were in artifacts of power as an exctinct race. Off trck but never mind.
Basically, they are part of the landscape but rarely the focus. Good luck with hunting some more down.
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