I often get asked which books I recommend. And my wife often tells me I have a reading problem. For what it's worth, my only "problem" is that books cost money. Here's a list of books with my short review of each, which I hope will be helpful to some folks.
Also feel free to use the comment form to suggest books not found on the list.http://www.livingasimplelife.com/homesteading-back-to-the-land-rural-skills-foodie-self-sufficiency-books/