I just finished Jane Eyre last night. Never read it before, and I loved it. Beautifully written, and she is such a strong character.
I'm currently loving The Night Circus. Only about a third of the way through, so I won't guarantee the ending yet :)
you should read 'why nations go to war.' it is a fascinating read about politics and motivation and i learned a ton of history. i wrote a little about it in my blog here: http://ronhic.blogspot.com/2011/09/shouldabeen.html