List of books:
Romer’s book on Advanced Macro, whatever John Taylor’s latest macro book is, Minsky’s Keynes book and his Stabilizing an Unstable Economy book, Cassidy’s How Markets Fail, Shillers’ Animal Spirits, Debunking Economics by Keen, Meltdown by Woods, General Theory by Keynes, and (probably) Post-Keynesian Economics by Lavoie. That is only a start.
The before mentioned Romer book (and/or Blanchard’s mentioned in another comment here) is not provided because it is correct, it is provided to show the framework of the wrong model. But you still need to understand the wrong way, to appreciate the correct ways.
You may be severely underestimating the work involved. This is not qualitatively or quantitatively like giving someone John Hull’s book and telling him or her to program a Black-Scholes equation. To develop a world view on economics is a rather large amount of effort. I choose my words carefully. I did not say to learn someone like Soro’s world view is a lot of effort. To develop your own world view is a lot of effort. The reality is that most people’s macro views are based upon reading Business Week and perhaps some JPM or other research papers, deciding they are a bit more optimistic or pessimistic than that, and presenting that as if it is a real researched view.
You should familiarize yourself with the different schools of thought. Take Keynesian economics. Within the sphere of economists claiming the Keynesian title, there are old style Keynesians, neo-Keynesians, new Keynesians, post-Keynesians and more. The classicals have similar breakdowns, while there are also Austrian and Marxist schools and so on. You should be able to look at the current and past economic indicators and generate a different conclusion of what is going on and forecast what will happen in the economy based upon the views of each of those different schools. The school of economics called New Keynesian has an extremely different view of economics than the post-Keynesian, and this later group correctly says New Keynesians do not follow what John Maynard Keynes believed in. The difference between the two is why the dominate school of economics in December of 2007 had no clue a recession was about to happen, while it was incredibly obvious to many post-Keynesians.