I recently acquired some good physics books. Best among them:
- Mathematical Methods for Physicists, Arfken and Weber
- An outstanding text for undergraduate and early graduate physics math. Particularly useful are the problem sets and the emphasis on physics applications.
- A Modern Introduction to Particle Physics, Fayyazuddin and Riazuddin
- Putting the use of articles aside (Pakistani English isn't exactly the same as American), the writing is direct, very clear and to the point. This is a great text to read through and research interesting points on the side as you go along.
I really enjoy summer reading.