Traditional Catholics/A good book to read?


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Is the book Love and Responsibility by Karol Wojtyla a good book to read?

I have not read that, so I would have no idea.  Karol Wojtyla is not, however, particularly noted for his orthodoxy, nor for any particular care in selection and use of sources.  One would probably do at least as good reading books by C. S. Lewis or the like, though they too would be flawed from a similar perspective.
What to read in general pertains to what one is looking for in a book.  For things that are basic and eternal and unchanging such as doctrine or devotionals, good solid Pre-Vatican II books, especially by known and approved saints and mystics, and standard catechisms from the same period, would be the best.  There is really nothing to add to them and they represent the truest flower of the Faith which will doubtless endure for centuries.
For something of a more "current" and "newsy" sort, one turns first and best to the "traditionalist" authors who pretty much set the standard these days for true credibility and doctrinal accuracy.  For a good list of worthy books to get started with, check out those in:

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