It looks like we have similar preferences when talking about the literature classics! Dickens’ Oliver Twist is probably my all-time favourite. Verne’s Captain Grant’s Children is in my top 5, too. I have read Dumas a lot, too. I reread his Ascanio again this year. Orwell’s Animal Farm is great, too.
Over the last years, I’ve been reading different books in different languages about very different topics, such as fantasy (Harry Potter, Twilight), F1, German politics, travelling through Germany, social problems etc.
The best book that I’ve read during the last two years is A Life Too Short: The Tragic Story of Robert Enke, a touching story about the great German football goalkeeper, who committed suicide in 2009 after trying to fight his depression.
Right now I’m considering reading the third part of the Twilight series (Eclipse), though I still cannot understand how Bella could prefer Edward over Jacob :D