Readable Reviews of the Scientific Literature on Reading
Dehaene, S. (2009). Reading in the Brain. New York: Viking. A fairly high-level trade book, using a neuroscientific perspective.
Kamil, M. L., Pearson, P. D., Moje, E. B., & Afflerbach, P. P. (2011). Handbook of Reading Research (vol. 4). New York: Routledge. A huge volume with chapters on many topics written by leading researchers. It’s meant to be read by other researchers, so it’s far from a beginner’s guide, but if you want the straight research dope, it’s an amazing resource.
Samuels, S. J., & Farstrup, A. E. (2011). What Research Has to Say about Reading Instruction (4th ed.). Newark, DE: International Reading Association. Another edited volume ...