You can look these books up on borders and they let you preview online. Also, if you have your 40% coupons, and upgrade to the free shipping these books are a lot more affordable. You can use multiple coupons at borders, so if you have borders bucks you can use them too.
Linda Blinn's Family Journals is one that is great inspiration.
Simple Soldered Jewelry by Lisa Bluhm. She also has a great shop to buy things for your soldering needs. If anyone loves to solder this is a great book, and is also a good basic book for those who want to start.