7tiger7, I have been having the most success with meteorology books I got at a local University bookstore. I found the University books were easier to digest than some because they walked you through the principles one by one and it actually made sense. I think it helps to know the 'why', at least it does for me. I don't have any titles handy because I am away from home at the moment.
If you are anywhere near Annapolis then SSCA is having a basic and advance weather class in October. I'd go but it's too expensive for me.