I'm a junior undergraduate in physics & materials science. I've had half of a course in quantum mechanics taught out of Townsend's book (We've gone from beginnings of matrix mechanics to the harmonic oscillator) as well as all the other undergraduate physics courses. I'm interested in the physics of systems considered in the discipline of soft condensed matter and would like to spend my winter break learning about such things like any decent human being would. Anyways, I find that the only way I can really learn something is through self study, self study done with an extremely well written text that is. Preferably one that does not skim over derivations, includes interesting applications, comes packed with useful problems for every chapter, has little to no mistakes of any kind, is modern, and is written in such a style that anyone reading it would have to come to the conclusion that the author must be a great teacher (and a great physicist). Too much to ask? I'll bet no. Let's see what the community has to say about this.
Edit - The book I've currently been recommended is the Oxford Master Series one. Unfortunately, my university's only copy has been checked out until May of 2016. I'm hoping the inter-library loan comes through but it is the holiday season after all. Just to clarify, I'm still looking for a possibly better book.
Edit - Going to let this post sit for another day or two. At which point I'll accept an answer. 12/23/2015
Regarding the possibility of this being a repost. I've only seen a plethora of posts on condensed, but not soft condensed matter physics books. (Though if you have one that is just so good you must share it, please do so.)