What can I say, I'm sort of a nut for top five lists. 1) Ted Simon's Jupiter's Travels 2) Stephen Ambrose's Citizen Soldiers 3) Jean Paul Pallud's Then and Now series about World War II 4) Joe Trippi's The Revolution Will Not Be Televised : Democracy, the Internet, and the Overthrow of Everything 5) Most anything by the late Scott Cunningham. I don't follow his teachings, per say, but I do enjoy the sort of alternative viewpoint his work promotes. honorable mentions: Anything by Clive Cussler. Shelby Foote's Civil War (3-volume set). I'm currently reading Hard Drive, and it may work its way into the top five. It is definitely on pace. I also have a couple books about Apple that I'll read next. I'm hoping they turn out to be good as well.