Shameful confession: I don't read much these days and when I do it's almost never fiction. The books here tend to be older, but they're the ones I return to again and again.
The Web That Has No Weaver is the classic, comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of Chinese medicine. This accessible and invaluable resource has earned its place as the foremost authority in synthesizing Western and Eastern healing practices. ($21.95)
The Presence Process invites us to experience present moment awareness as a way of life, a daily approach to living on this planet. The Presence Process makes it possible for anyone to experience Presence and present moment awareness without having to take the long, challenging path most of us usually take. ($19.95)
Listen to the Warm by Rod McKuen. I run hot and cold on this book. It was a gift I received from a teacher when I was in the sixth grade. When I re-read it now, I'm amazed -- some of the poems are hardly appropriate for a sixth grader, even one who may seem extraordinarily bright. Still, there are poems that I can still recite from memory, passages that are forever written into my unconsciousness, interwoven with my own (difficult) life experiences.
The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox by Barry Hughart. I love this series and often wish Hughart had written more set in this world. However, I also respect that he wrote what he felt he needed to write and didn't get sucked into the money trap that some authors do when they keep writing and writing for the same characters simply for the sake of money.