I build sites … dozens of sites–for myself and my clients. The themes I use the most are the Studio Press Themes. They are easy to use and the documentation takes you step-by-step through the setup process.
Here is one site I built using the Lifestyle theme choice.
Here is site featuring books, with the theme Lifestyle PRO
Author PRO is a fabulous new theme that allows you to feature your books, your bio and easily maintain a blog.
From cute to elegant, Studio Press has dozens of choices.
All Studio Press Themes are built as two-part sites using Genesis which is a robust platform AND a theme (such as Lifestyle Pro).
This may seem intimidating at first, BUT it actually makes the site building process easier in the long run. If you have ever had to (or wanted to) make changes to your theme that includes things like changing fonts, or colors or spacing you have to use CSS or php programing. With MOST themes this means you also have to create your own Child Theme. IF just reading this scares you to death, the fact that you NEVER have to create your own child theme with Studio press is a BIG bonus.
The two-part nature of the site allows you to do some pretty impressive SEO setup work right out of the box as well as control many user functions easily and effortlessly.