The first book I read as a literature major was Jane Eyre. As most college students will tell you, it's a liberating experience when you change your major. It's a moment in your life when you accept whatever you were doing before wasn't working out and you forget whatever anyone has ever told you to do in the past and you go for the one thing you love. In my case, that was literature.
Jane Eyre is a constant reminder to me of that liberating experience so I really can't help but love that book. Ever since, I have been on a never-ending search for Jane Eyre.