From John Hedgecoe:
_The New Manual on Photography_
_John Hedgecoe's Photography Basics_
How To Take Great Photographs
The Art of Digital Photography
John Hedgecoe's New Introductory Photography Course
Complete Guide to Photography
New Book of Photography
John Hedgecoe's 35mm Photography
John Hedgecoes Complete Guide to Black and White Photograph
John Hedgecoe's Figure and Form
John Hedgecoe's Creative Photography Workbook
John Hedgecoe's Pocket Guide to Pratical Photo (A Fireside Book)
Henry Moore: My Ideas, Inspiration and Life as an Artist (with Henry Moore)
John Hedgecoe's Advanced Photography
John Hedgecoe's Landscape Photography
John Hedgecode's Phtographyer's Workbook
John Hedgecoe's Taking Great Photographs
John Hedgecoe's Complete Course in Photographing Children
Time/Life Series A World History of Photography. OFP 11 Vols in your local library.
Any of the books by Harold Davis on Photoshop. His clarity is worth is worth going through a book or two just to get a competent grasp of what's happening with layers.
Joe McNally, The Hot Shoe Daries, McNally isn't a terrific writer, nor a good one, but he gets his point across and shows how the Nikon CLS works.
Scott Kelby falls into the same trap that McNally does, perhaps more so. The more shaft than wheat in his books.
Finally, I would likely recommend taking a course. You'll find that some interaction in a class will pay big dividends in the end.
Hope this helps, and my best,