I started the His Dark Materials series (The Golden Compass) and I like it. I kind of wish I didn't know about the authors intentions with the series, but it's funny because it seems to be a very spiritual story (to me anyway) I almost cried a couple of times. I'm only on book two though and I hear that the first novel lures you in then the second and third books kill your beliefs. LOL To be honest, I don't really think you have that strong of a faith if a series of books is going to shake it / destroy it, but I guess everyone's different. (yes I do say/believe copypasta things like that)
I also read The Lovely Bones. :') I almost cried again. LOL I love sorrow I guess. All my idiocy aside it was a really good book too.