Reading the Waldorf Blofeld manual, I noticed that, although only here and there, they added quite a few tips on sound design in the manual. I think this is a nice touch and thought it would be nice if other manuals would do that too. One could then read a manual like a book. I actually like reading manuals and appreciate a well written one.
I really enjoyed the Ableton book (battery’s gonna die or I’d get a link for ya)
And the book “lies my music teacher told me” is another good book.
“The inner game of music” is a bit bass-centric but is excellent!
Art and Fear: On the Perils and Rewards of Artmaking by David Bayles and Ted Orland.