After wrapping up my studying I finally got to read my own choices again...
The Gospel of Mary by Marvin Meyer.
Good book, but Karen L. King's book is far more insightful and much more focused on the actual text of the gospel and what it means. This one was more of a "forward" in it's more "general" feel.
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Pollan.
Can't believe it took me so long to read this. Fantastic book that really makes you think about how we do, and how we should relate to our food.
The Gnostic Gospels by Pagels.
Pagels is one of my favorite authors and it's accordingly somewhat amusing that I read this one of hers last as it is her most famous. If you've ever wanted to better understand the gnostic interpretation of Jesus and why the orthodox church fought so vehemently against it, you can find absolutely no better summary.
Working on Salt by Kurlasnky and Constantines Sword by Carroll.
I find my cynicism regarding the human race more justified every day.