I'm pretty wary of books reccomended by PUAs, remember the whole Approach Anxiety thing and Mystery saying its "hard wired" because of how he guessed society worked back in the stone age?
"Its hardwired guys, hard-fuckin'-wired! If you were a caveman back in the caveman days and you were caught cavemanning anoter cavemans cavegirl near another caveman's cave, he'd gut and fucking rape you alive and eat your corpse"
Or something like that anyway.
You gotta understand, pickup books or "catch manuals" are logistical and tactical. They serve as a bandaid they don't solve the problem. The best analogy I can think of is giving is the best armaments to weak, unwilling, inexperience troops. The Mystery Method "CAN" help catch really nice looking women but keep one...no. Routines work at first but you gotta be really to mack at the drop of dime and most dudes don't let there game develop that far. Most men don't strong inner game which is more important than slick pickup lines or gimmicks. I like Roosh's and Tariq Nasheed's catch guides. Roosh more realistic with his expectation than anyone else and Tariq is the only dude who tailors the game for the brothers.
As far as books like the Red Queen go it's all based on evolutionary psychology which is just a theory (like evolution). I bypassed "Red Queen" and "Evolution of Desire" and got "Why Women Have Sex" which was pretty good in explaining why women to what they do and what they physically attractive. A lot of things are very much conditioning and this can't be ignored. So rEcONdiTioN yorself!