Storms of my Grandchildren
A must-read if you've ever argued with someone who doesn't 'believe in' climate change
The China Study
T. Colin Campbell
This book settled my mind about protein and calcium in a vegetarian diet.
The Barbara Kraus Dictionary of Protein
Probably out of print. Very handy.
Drinking the Rain
Fueled my dream of moving to the country and being sort of self-sufficient.
New Science of Life by Rupert Sheldrake
I loved what he said on CBC, the series, How to think about science (they have audio files online.)
Wherever You Go There You Are
This taught me mindfulness practice.
Charlotte (Joko) Beck
Very practical Zen.
A Simple Path
The Dalai Lama
Diet for a Small Planet
Frances Moore Lappé
If you're worried about protein, get this.
How to be Good
A novel. I, too, had a spiritual teacher move into my house for some months. For me this was a laugh-out-loud read.