A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
Still rereading the series, although I'm beginning to notice my preference for the earlier books rather than the later ones. The earlier books seem at once more series and yet also more whimsical. The later books, while they are fascinating in their slow unraveling of VFD and the intricate web of relationships between the characters, seem to lack some of the charm of the earlier books. Count Olaf especially begins to lose his novelty and menace.