If you are interested in the power that language has over thinking, read Gloria Steinem's essay "What if Freud were Phyllis?" from her book Moving Beyond Words. For some wonderful stories about women in mythology read Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.
Merlin Stone's When God was a Woman, although written in a dry scholarly style, is a fascinating look at the way matriarchy became patriarchy.
A book that is piled high with eyeopening information is The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets by Barbara G. Walker. One of the most beautiful of many excellent goddess books is The Heart of the Goddess by Hallie Iglehart Austen.
Finally, In the Wake of the Goddess: Women, Culture and the Biblical Transformation of Pagan Myth by Tikva Frymer-Kensky, another rather scholarly work, is especially interesting when raising issues of sexuality that were left unaddressed by the Bible.
In none of these books will you find a car chase, an explosion, or a murderer glorified as an action hero. Definitely not light entertainment. You can find some of these books at Amazon.com, where you can read more about them and read some reviews.