Best Reading List Ever?

I was going through some articles on Jim Collins’ website and I came across this link under the heading Recommended Reading. A remarkable list of books.

He has 248 books that he recommends. The very best from his list can be found here. And his view on the best business books can be found here. Might be time to update my reading list for the future. For my own reference, I have read the following 52 books from his list:

Adams, Ansel, An Autobiography
Ambrose, Stephen E., D Day June 6, 1944
Aristotle, Ethics

Burrough, Bryan, Barbarians at the Gate

Camus, Albert, The Plague
Conrad, Joseph, Heart of Darkness
Conrad, Joseph, Lord Jim
Covey, Stephen R., The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Dickens, Charles, Great Expectations
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, Crime and Punishment
Drucker, Peter, Managing for Results
Drucker, Peter, Managing in a Time of Great Change
Drucker, Peter, The Effective Executive
Drucker, Peter, The End of Economic Man
Drucker, Peter, The Practice of Management

Frankel, Viktor E., Man”™s Search for Meaning
Friedman, Thomas L., From Beirut to Jerusalem

Gladwell, Malcolm, The Tipping Point
Grove, Andrew S., Only the Paranoid Survive

Hebrew Bible, The Book of Job
Hemmingway, Ernest, For Whom The Bell Tolls
Hugo, Victor, Les Miserables

Katzenbach, Jon R. and Douglas K. Smith, The Wisdom of Teams
Keneally, Thomas, Schindler”™s List
Kidder, Tracy, The Soul of a New Machine
Kierkegaard, Soren, Fear and Trembling
Kierkegaard, Soren, Sickness Unto Death
Kotter, John P., The General Managers
Krakauer, Jon, Into Thin Air

Lee, Harper, To Kill A Mockingbird
Lewis, Michael, The New New Thing

Manchester, William, A World Lit Only by Fire
Melville, Herman, Moby Dick
Michener, James A., Centennial
Michener, James A., The Novel
Michener, James A., The Source
Michener, James A., The World is My Home

Peck, M. Scott, The Road Less Traveled
Peters, Thomas, et. al., In Search of Excellence
Pirsig, Robert M., Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Plato, The Socratic Dialogues
Porter, Michael E., Competitive Strategy

Rand, Ayn, Atlas Shrugged

Senge, Peter M., The Fifth Discipline
Shirer, William L., The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
Stanley, Thomas and William Danko, The Millionaire Next Door
Steinbeck, John, The Grapes of Wrath

Tolstoy, Leo, War and Peace
Twain, Mark, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Wolfe, Tom, The Bonfire of the Vanities
Wolfe, Tom, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Wolfe, Tom, The Right Stuff

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