Okay, so I just finished the third book in the Prydain series, and I'm loving it. I can't wait to get the next one!
I also finished People of the Whale by Linda Hogan.
She describes the relationship between humans and nature so beautifully, nearly brought me to tears. What's nifty as well, is that it was a very clean book. Minimal swearing, and no nudity. I highly recommend it.