Here's some of the books that we've enjoyed here during our homesteading adventure. Where a review exists, we've linked to it as well.
Sepp Holzer's Permaculture
The Outlander Book Series
(One of Whitney's fictional role models is the surgeon/botanist/badass Claire Frasier. Whitney aspires to have practical, working knowledge of local plants like the sassanach one day.)
Natural Childbirth The Bradley Way
Whitney's favorite book to recommend to her Bradley students.
Business of Being Born
Not a book, but a fascinating documentary about how the business of childbirth has evolved in this country and why the incentives are so perverse. Even if you don't want a "natural birth" this is good food for thought.