The Atlantic Sailor's Handbook
This is a very interesting and readable overview of everything you need to think about when embarking on your first Transatlantic circuit. Buchan covers not only the obvious subjects such as choosing and preparing your boat, the best routes to take, and the best timing for these passages, but also a few things that you might not have thought of. For example, have you thought about the best way to handle bureaucracy in the Caribbean? Or have you budgeted landing fees? Do you know the best way to rig a sea anchor when heaving-to? Lots of colourful and informative illustrations and useful tables help the reader along. On the whole, this book is an entertaining overview and a great prompt for further reading. Now all I need is a blue-water cruiser and a spare year.