Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke - Really cute story. I especially liked the magical singing books.
The Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke - It took me a while to read the first book, but it was so good I had to read the second, and I think the second is my favourite, even though I cry near the end (I won't tell you why). The last one takes me forever to finish, but they are all really good.
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott - A classic gallant knights and damsels in distress tale. I absolutely love this book.