1) 48 Laws of Power: Robert Greene.
The insight contained within this book is nothing short of remarkable. I strive to apply the knowledge within this book to my every action. An absolute must read.
2) Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and Life: Donald Trump and Bill Zanker
This is a recent read for me. I love books that are just a peek into the minds and inner workings of the author. There is a lot to be learned from anyone's life story, the nuggets of wisdom contained in this book are truly thought provoking.
3) Much Ado About Nothing: William Shakespeare
I'm a writer, and a language buff. The wit and charm of Shakespearean literature has always fascinated me. This book in particular is great, because it offers both hilarious comedy, and intense drama. To make things even more entertaining, the two at times occur simultaneously. A great line; "When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married." Another fantastic book.
4) If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: Laura Joffe Numeroff; illus. Felicia Bond
It's a childhood thing. I just thought I would remind everyone about books like this, which may have played a fundamental part in our development. Before we were able to read things like Shakespeare, we started with books like this. I give credit where credit is due. Cheers to the fundamentals, by which all other endeavors are made possible.