1. Watership Down by Richard Adams - it's Lord of the Rings. With RABBITS. It's awesome and I love the little stories of El-airahah that are inserted and Bigwig wins as the coolest rabbit ever.
2. Finder by Emma Bull - I want more of Emma Bull's fantasy. It's a mix of elves and humans and various other species living in a slum town. Elves smoking pot and opening dance clubs. And if that isn't all, Tick-Tick is WINRY and she OWNS your soul. Don't mess with the Ticker. :D
That's my two cents. I've read too many books so I can't remember them all. Put in your suggestions and I'll add them in.