Hi Fircia --
Love this question!
I have a few favorites at the moment -- usually have more than one book going at a time!
One of my favorite things to do is to wander up and down the aisles at the library, especially in sections I don't usually frequent, and see if anything catches my eye. These are my treasures from a few days ago:
Meetings with Remarkable Trees by Thomas Pakenham
This book is poetic in idea, word and photographs. In the author's words: "It's a personal selection of 60 remarkable individuals (or groups of trees) mostly very large, and mainly very ancient, and all with a strong personality." His six categories are natives, travellers, shrines, fantasies and survivors. I opened the book at random in the library and this is what I read: "Try planting a Himalayan magnolia tree and then wait 30 years for it to flower. The excitement is terrific." I had to take it home!
Frank Lloyd Wright, Treasures of Taliesin, Seventy-six Unbuilt Designs by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer
My favorites so far -- the house he designed for Ayn Rand, the Donahoe Triptych and the essay accompanying the Mile High. Poetry as buildings.
An old favorite re-visited:
Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins
Poetry as science.
ten poems to change your life by Roger Housden
From the first poem in the book, The Journey by Mary Oliver:
"One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
their bad advice"
Thank you Firicia for the invitation to share a love of books!