Originally Posted by Sparrow
Most of my haphazard reading has been through trawling the Web rather than books.
But I liked Christmas Humphrey
's books on Buddhism (e.g. "Buddhism: an introduction and guide"), and also "What Buddhists Believe" by Elizabeth J. Harris.
But I'm a humble learner on the subject, maybe in two or three lifetimes I'll start to have a fuller understanding.
Van Morrison like's his books too.
I'm reading Thich Nhat Hanh's - The Heart of the Buddha's Teachings. It's core Buddhism as compared to his other books which are exceptionally excellent: The Miracle of Mindfulness and others.
He's a wonderful teacher of Buddhism. I'm personally interested in Zen Buddhism moreso than the other variants.