welcome to the forum, your name caught my eye I wear peridot often.
I looked up your profile and see South Africa. Do not know much about South African herbs etc but most books on magick use western herbs plants that grow in USA UK EU. Besides reading books you might want herbs etc
There are so many books out there one thing you could try is browsing sample pages of lots of different magick books on www.amazon.com/ and www.amazon.co.uk/
I am a practical sort of person so I prefer practical to the point books, a good herbal reference book or several later on.
Cunningham - Incense,Oils & Brews many have this book, good info.
For reading online see www.sacred-texts.com/
and my favorite site www.alchemy-works.com/
on www.witchvox.com you can look up SA for your area
success with the study...