Reading One for the Road, by Tony Horwitz. It's one of her favorite books and she's reading it for the second time so she can give it away as a Christmas gift; same with Krakauer's Into the Wild.

Recently she read the 2007 Farmers' Almanac, which had useful information like plant bulbs when the moon is waning and above-earth sprouting plants when the moon is waxing (she's going to post a comment if it's really the other way around).

Some of her favorite authors are Jiddu Krishnamurti, Karen Horeny and the afore mentioned Tony Horwitz.