Desert Solitaire, by Edward Abbey
The Land of Little Rain (Modern Library Classics)by Mary Austin
Sand in My Shoe, by Helen Bagley
Vermilion Sands, by J.G. Ballard
Aldous Huxley, Essays: The Desert Boundlessness and emptiness, Aldous Huxley (free online)
The Crows of Pearblossom, by Aldous Huxley, childrens book
Mockel's Desert Flower Notebook
This is one of my favorite desert plant books, self-published and illustrated by the author. Delicious descriptions on a multitude of Mojave natives, a treasure to own.
Cumin, Camels, and Caravans: A Spice Odyssey, by Gary Paul Nabhan
No Place for a Puritan: The Literature of California's Deserts (California Legacy), by Ruth Nolan
Point Last Seen, by Hannah Nyala
If you're at all interested in tracking, or search and rescue, this it the book for you.
My Life on the Mojave, by June June LeMert Paxton
The White Heart of Mojave: An Adventure with the Outdoors of the Desert (American Land Classics), by Professor Edna Brush Perkins
Burro Bill and Me, by Edna Calkins Price