We recently finished the classic book, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. We had read it awhile back, but decided to sink our teeth into it (hee hee) once more.
The book tells the story of an idealistic young architect and his view of the world. He believes in himself, in quality, in toughness. He doesn't believe in hand-outs, in others' ideas, and in giving up. He builds his buildings no matter what others say.
Quick vote: A great, idealistic read. If you haven't read this classic, I recommend it.