Marian Marion Kebab
Added Section of Entertaining Source Books
Not dry references, but interesting reads
You can find translations of primary sources on the WWW, although sometimes you have to dig a bit.
What I like to do is find secondaries that annotate primaries, then I look up the primaries to see what actually was said. The books I list are ones that I used to make my writing include actual cultural elements.
This one by Okasha el-Daly is probably the most enlightening.