East of Eden by John Steinbeck
I'm reading this for A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast ... we'll discuss it in a couple of weeks.
After years of steadfastly avoiding Steinbeck (after an unfortunate encounter with The Red Pony in school), I now read it because Scott loves it. No truer love hath a friend than to read a 600 page Steinbeck book, I always say.
Although it is about the book of Genesis, so there is that as well.
I am not going to feel one bit guilty when I make him read Jane Eyre. And it will happen, my friends. It will happen. (evil laugh, fade out)