In my career, I have the honor of getting to know and work with some pretty insightful and dedicated leaders.  We often share a love of books, and conversations are peppered with, “What are you reading?”  So, this week I reached out to a handful of clients, colleagues, and participants from The Making Magnificence Project® and asked them to name their Top 3, all-time, favorite books, fiction or non.

For good measure, I asked my best friend.

Below you’ll find the gold mine that came back.

Wishing you the season’s best topped with great books and the time to savor them!

Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
Beyond the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo
Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
Getting Things Done, David Allen
Getting to Maybe, Frances Westly, Brenda Zimmerman, and Michael Patton
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
Hotel New Hampshire, John Irving
Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson
Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach
Leadership and the New Science, Margaret Wheatley
Middlemarch, George Eliot
Million Dollar Consulting, Alan Weiss
Purity, Jonathan Franzen
Reality Is Broken, Jane McGonigal
Selected Poems, Rumi
Snow, Orhan Pamuk
Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
The Alchemist, Pablo Coelho
The Everything Store, Brad Stone
The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
The Goal, Eliyahu Goldratt
The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkein
The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
The Seventh Sense, Joshua Cooper Ramo
The Shipping News, Annie Proulx
The Third Wave, Alvin Toffler
Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman
Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand
Watership Down, Richard Adams