Re: Recommended coastal navigation books?
US Power and Sail Squadron courses are usually reasonable and will provide a good basic introduction to piloting and charting.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)