I've broken the books into loose sections for the ease of my few readers. I have provided links to Amazon, and yes, I do receive money if anyone uses the links to make purchases.
Grammar and Basics
The Process/Craft of Writing
Books I Found While Pursuing My Degree
These books require a bit of special attention, as I discovered them in my quest to have some letters behind my name that say I'm kind of smart and have a lot of debt.
This book focuses on creating "literary" fiction, but don't let that turn you off. There's a lot in here that will help the budding writer. Pages 14 and 15 are worth the entire price of admission all on their own. I don't agree with everything Butler has to say in what I think of as, "The Blue Book," but even the parts I don't agree with are worth looking. He will make you think of how to write through your characters in and entirely new way.
A pricey book. I remember looking at it as I was shopping for books the semester I had "Craft of Fiction" with Matthew Clark Davidson. I gasped, nearly fainted. It's such a small book by comparison to some other. It's worth it. Every penny. Burroway and Stuckey-French cover every aspect of the craft of writing, beginning with process and going straight through to revision. They use examples from all over the literary spectrum to make their points. This is not a book to read once - well, none of the books in this list are - and cast away in favor of other books. This is a book to keep and reference over the long course of a writing career. As you grow as a writer, this book will raise to the same level, giving up more information and knowledge as you mature and hone your craft.
Written by Alice LaPlante, one of the few teachers at SFSU who not only took my desire - no, my drive - to write science fiction and fantasy seriously, she actually encouraged it and defended it against those naysayers among my peers. She was there with me, taking the very first tentative steps into my novel Dead Weight, back when it was just a short story. She believed in me enough to take me under her wing for a semester of independent studies and brought out some of my best writing ever in my final "Work in Progress" Class. This book also takes a journey into turning writers into master craftsman. The brilliance of Alice book is twofold: 1) the conversational tone she uses to convey what she has to tell you, and 2) the writing exercises she gives that directly relate to the lessons she's teaching in each chapter.
The Business of Writing
Writing to Sell (couldn't find an image link)
Genre Based Writing Books
Wow, that's quite the list, and I've left out some of my more esoteric that I have just because I think they're cool. I'll post them at some point, but not today. I've given you more than enough reading material for the time being. If any of my limited followers have books they think l should take a look at, I'd love to hear what you've got.