Ann Monroe, The Word: Imagining the Gospel in Modern America, Westminster/John Knox, 2000.
Robert Alter, The Art of Biblical Narrative, Basic, 1981.
C.S. Lewis, An Experiment in Criticism, Cambridge, 1992.
John J. O'Keefe and R.R. Reno, Sanctified Vision: An Introduction to Early Christian Interpretation of the Bible, Johns Hopkins, 2005.
Aidan Nichols, Lovely, Like Jerusalem: The Fulfillment of the Old Testament in Christ and the Church, Ignatius, 2007.
Ellen F. Davis and Richard B. Hays, The Art of Reading Scripture, Eerdmans, 2003.
Richard Bauckham, Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World, Baker, 2004.
Companion texts for exegetical projects (a representative sample):
Shimon Bar-Efrat, Narrative Art in the Bible, Sheffield.
Anderson and Moore, Mark and Method, Fortress.
Douglas Harink, Paul among the Postliberals.
For students improving their writing skills, my upper-division classes feature conditionally required reading.