Some books on the Torah I also saw that are worth taking interest in (that I didn't know of before)
- Torah Commentary for Our Times by Harvey J. Fields (and Giora Carmi).
- Understanding Genesis (The Heritage of Biblical Israel) by Nahum M. Sarna (...as well as the other books by Sarna).
[I also found Judaism And the Environment by Jeremy Benstein to seem in surprizing sync with Orthodox modes of thought, and found the books of (Lawrence) Schiffman on second temple times to be pretty extensive and worth looking into.]