I love to read, and I really like to learn what to expect of any situation! Here are my main books of the moment:
The Natural Pregnancy Book, by Aviva Jill Romm, MD. This book has all kinds of great advice; how to choose a doctor / midwife, nutrition, exercises, and a whole index of pregnancy related issues and natural ways to deal with them. I have a few good pregnancy books, but this has been my main reference through my pregnancy thus far.
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way, by Susan McCutcheon. This was lent to me by my midwife, who is a big fan of the Bradley method. While I'm having a bit of a hard time getting into the book (for some reason, I'm not really digging the author's writing style), it has lots of wonderful advice, ideas and practice exercises for thriving through a drug-free labor.
The Pagan Family, by Ceisiwr Serith. I've had this book since I was 18 or so, and have read it about 10 times already, but I'm totally absorbing it this time. So many of my previous celebrations of holidays have involved hour-long rituals, rich with history, ecology, mythology, guided meditations - in other words, great for interested adults, but guaranteed to bore the socks off a kid. So, I've been looking into ways to celebrate the holidays and moon phases in a more kid-friendly way, with food, decorations, brief mealtime prayers, and relevant activities in nature and the community. This book has some wonderful suggestions of what works with kids, and what doesn't.
The Baby Book, by William Sears, MD and Martha Sears, RN. This is the best reference guide for ages birth to two that I have ever come across, with a strong emphasis on attachment parenting. EVERYTHING is in here; breastfeeding & bottlefeeding, baby-wearing, feeding other foods, attachment parenting for the working mom, sleeping issues, developmental stages, toilet training, babyproofing the home, health concerns - and so much more. Lol, I sound like an advertisement, but seriously, this book is wonderful! I've learned so much more from it than any child development class I've ever taken, and I'm a social worker.
I hope you didn't mind a full review - that's how much of a book nerd I am! I love discussing books!