I got turned on to a book a little while back that was written by Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten. The book is called ““The 100 Best Business Books of All Time”.

As I mentioned back in January, I’ve been reading like a maniac, but there was no real rhyme or reason to what I was reading. I would simply start browsing through Amazon, look for or pick books recommended by others, and go from there. But then I started thinking that following a roadmap, like the one Jack and Todd have provided, may make my reading a little more interesting.

I’ve decided to set a goal and read all of Jack and Todd’s 100 recommended books between now and the end of the year. I sent Jack and Todd an email to let them know of my intentions. A nice little blog post showed up on 800ceoread (Jack’s company) about my endeavor. You can read that here.

I’ve set up a group page on Shelfari where anyone can join the group and take part in reading some of these books. Shelfari is a great social networking site for people who love to read. It took me a bit of time to add all the books to the Shelfari group page. You can check it out on here. I urge you to join the group and take part. If you’re not interested in taking part but you enjoy reading, join Shelfari and connect with me as a friend on there. I want to see what you’re reading regardless.

Jack and Todd have broken down “The 100 Best Business Books of All Time”  into the following categories.

  • You
    Improving your life, your person and your strengths.
  • Leadership
    Inspiration. Challenge. Courage. Change.
  • Strategy
    Eight organizational blueprints from which to draft your own.
  • Sales and Marketing
    Approaches and pitfalls in the ongoing process of creating customers.
  • Rules and Scorekeeping
    The all-important numbers behind the game.
  • Management
    Guiding and directing the people around you.
  • Biographies
    Seven lives. Unlimited lessons.
  • Entrepreneurship
    Seven guides to the passion and practicality necessary for any new venture.
  • Narratives
    Six industry tales of both fortune and failure.
  • Innovation & Creativity
    Insight into the process of developing new ideas.
  • Big Ideas
    The future of business books lies here.
  • Takeaways
    What everyone is looking for.

You can see the full list of the top 100 books here. Thankfully I’ve already read a few of them.

I’m honestly not sure if I can read them all between now and December 31st, but I’ll try my hardest.

What are you currently reading and why?