Congrats on making it through Mansfield Park, Ariel! It's the only Austen book that I've yet to manage to make it through, I just can't make myself care.
However I did like the recent adaptation of it and it being about a 2-3 hour experience as opposed to a novel let me engage in it enough to know the storyline. Edmund Bertram is flawed, but he gets away with it by being a good person. He might not speak up nearly as much as he should (Which is what made it one of the least engaging of the books for me...) but he is at heart a good person.
Emma is my favorite of Austen's novels. I'm not sure if you'll agree Ariel given how deeply flawed Emma is compared to the other leads. But I love Emma because I see myself in Emma, warts and all.
(Have you seen the Lizzy Bennett Diaries? They aren't for the youngest of viewers, but it's a great modern retelling of P&P through a YouTube vlog. Shoot me a PM if you want the links. 100% legal on the YouTubes)
Artimis Fowl! I've read them all, some more than once. It's a really fun series, mostly because I find Eoin Colfer's writing style to be so much fun. His ideas are clever, his characters are engaging and his stories are fantastical. Highly recommend. It's a Sci Fi series with fairies. Technologically advanced fairies. It's like nothing I've ever read before.