So I am attempting to do some achievement point gathering and when I try to do this I do not get credit. I even turn it on for "watching" and when I read a book I do not get credit for it.. is this bugged??
It's been a long time since I did this one, but if I'm remembering correctly, it won't show any progress until you've completed it. The books all have to be read in one go (but you don't actually have to page through them if you aren't interested in the lore), so if you're trying to do it a little at a time, that might be the issue. If you're certain that you've done them all in one go at some point, you'll want to send a bug report after your latest attempt, and also submit a support ticket for assistance, since they don't reply to bug reports.
There's a map on the wiki page for the achievement that shows the location of all the books.
Good luck, have fun.