As you may know I'm an old fashioned girl when it comes to sailing and my choice of books reflects that. But there are some modern books in the mix. I'm happy to include more!
This book is worth reading because it illustrates how it is possible to go sailing on a budget. You do not have to be wealthy and you do not need all the most modern gadgets. Also has Wylo plans for those who are interested.
Celestial NavigationOcean Yachtmaster by Pat Langley-Price and Philip Ouvry
This is the best book that I have found to explain from scratch the mystical art of celestial navigation.
Ocean Yachtmaster Exercises by Pat Langley-Price and Philip Ouvry
Really useful book, it contains only exercises which really helps to cement the understanding.
Celestial Navigation by Tom Cunliff
I found this book useful as a quick reference after I had learned and understood the process.
Rapid Sight Reduction Table NP303 Vol 1
Rapid Sight Reduction Table NP303 Vol 2
Rapid Sight Reduction Table NP303 Vol 3
These are the key books that I use for reducing a sextant sight.
Nautical Almanac by UK Hydrographic Office
You also need this book for each year.