I've actually read this book twice in the past year and got quite a bit of wisdom out of it each time! Non-Designer's Design Book is recommended for novice and professional designers alike. It's really easy to understand but still gives solid design advice.
I'm sure you've heard of this book by now, as it's been making the rounds on the blogs and book clubs. I'm currently reading the next book in the series, but just wanted to give Divergent, the first book in this new Veronica Roth series, a shout-out. It's a quick read, and if you're a fan of young-adult, dystopian fiction, you'll probably love it.
You may or may not have noticed that I only made it about 2 weeks into my 365 project. Lol. I may or may not pick it up again, now that school's out. But... if you are ever considering starting your own 365 project, this book will give you a lot of inspiration!
I've been eyeing this book for years and was given it for my birthday this year! Mason-Dixon Knitting is full of fun stories, friendly knitting advice, and many patterns! I definitely recommend this book, even if just for the stories (although the patterns are nice too!).