The other day I finished a really great vampire story, Carmilla by J. Sheridan Lefanu. It was creepy and scary. According to wikipedia, it influenced Bram Stoker in writing Dracula. That's another classic I've never read, but right now I've started The Phantom of the Opera (in English translation) and I'm still working on my annotated Pride and Prejudice. Sometimes the notes interfere with the flow of the story, but I have learned some interesting things from them.