These are some of the books that have shaped my thoughts on architecture, planning, and design as well as some that I just found enjoyable.  I hope you find them useful.  I enjoy flipping through them again and again.  By the way, this is a growing list.

The Great Good Place by Ray Oldenburg

Sidewalks In The Kingdom by Eric O. Jacobsen

City Comforts by David Sucher

The New Urbanism by Peter Katz

Get Your House Right by Marianne Cusato

Site Analysis by Edward White

The Geography of Nowhere by James Howard Kunstler

Suburban Nation by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, & Jeff Speck

The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs

Seaside by David Mohney and Keller Easterling

The Not So Big House by Susan Susanka

Creating the Not So Big House by Susan Susanka

Other books that are interesting or helpful:

Fordlandia by Greg Grandin

Behind the Gates by Setha Lowe

Traditional Construction Patterns by Steve Mouzon

The Old Way of Seeing by Jonathan Hale

The Celebration Chronicles by Andrew Ross

Celebration U.S.A. by Douglas Frantz & Catherine Collins

What Not To Build by Sandra Edelman, Judith Kay Gaman, & Robby Reid

Other women authors and business owners that have inspired me:

My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’Homme

Paula Deen: It Ain’t All About the Cookin’ by Paula Deen with Sherry Suib Cohen