Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana clear and humorous explanation of how to meditate and apply your insights in daily life.
Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach. Totally accepting whatever is present in you right NOW. Deeply touching and beautifully written,
The Three Pillars of Zen – teaching, training and enlightenment by Philip Kapleau.
A classic. Full of powerful Dharma of the ancient Zen masters.
Joko Beck: Everyday Zen en Nothing Special. Most accessible.
Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind – The Life And Letters Of An Irish Zen Saint by Maura O’Halloran. Diaries and letters of a young Irish-American lady who went to stay in a Japanese monastery in the eighties.
Soko Morinaga: Novice to Master – an ongoing lesson in the extent of my own stupidity. Very funny and insightful, full of wonderful anecdotes about his own training.
Zen mind, beginner’s mind the zen classic by Japanese-American Zen teacher Shunryu Suzuki.
What The Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula, beautifully written classic expounding the core teachings of the Buddha.
Buddhism for Dummies – wonderful.