Publish your Book: Proven Strategies and Resources for the Enterprising Author by Patricia Fry. This book deals with the importance of promoting your book to how to get your manuscript ready for publication. A lot of great tips.
The Beauty by Jane Hirshfield is a collection of poetry. As you read, you feel as the poetry is whispered by the wind. Bery interesting formats, too.
Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Monsters by Donna Jo Napoli. The art and the myths provide a glimpse into the lives of these deities.
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson is a memoir written in prose. The poetry lends itself to an easy read, but the way Ms. Woodson conveys those memories touch the soul of what it means to be human in an ever changing world.