Book and/or music recs needed!

Y’all on Twitter and Facebook saw this already, but for all you blog and LJ and DW folks, I got me a nice little $25 gift certificate for Amazon, and I’m looking for things to spend it on! I plan to spend its entire balance on recommendations, so if you have a specific book you think I should read or an album you think I should listen to, lay it on me.

I’ve already spent $7 of the certificate balance on Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland, thanks to a recommendation from userinfoalfvaen. userinfosutures1 has also chimed in with some lovely recommendations, all of which I have now added to my “recommended” shelf on Goodreads, but I’m looking for more contenders!

You can see my Recommended shelf here, and you can get to the rest of my Goodreads list from there, if you want to doublecheck that your recommendation isn’t already something I have. Note also that my Goodreads list is not complete, so it’s still possible that you might recommend something I already have–but don’t let that stop you. ;)

Music recs are also welcome although something available for digital download on Amazon is to be preferred, since I’ll have a better chance of getting multiple things that way! Just as a refresher, anything that fits well into the sentence “If you like Great Big Sea, you’ll also like…” would work well here. Ditto for the Irish Descendants, the Fables, the Paperboys, La Bottine Souriante, Le Vent du Nord, Altan, Solas, Anam, Julie Fowlis, and the Chieftains.