Sample Reading List

Spring 2013 Buehler Scholar Program Reading List

  1. Leadership and Self Deception by the Arbinger Institute
  2. The First Dissident: The Book of Job in Today’s Politics by William Safire
  3. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Goodwin
  4. Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment by George Leonard
  5. Sun Tzu - The Art of War for Managers: 50 Strategic Rules Updated for Today's Business by Sun Tze
  6. Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling by Richard Bushman

Fall 2013 Buehler Scholar Program Reading List

  1. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  2. Leadership and Self Deception by the Arbinger Institute and The Truth About You by Marcus Buckingham
  3. Devil’s Guard by George Robert Elford
  4. How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton M. Christensen
  5. The Art of Significance by Dan Clark
  6. Give and Take by Adam Grant
  7. DRiVE by Daniel H. Pink
  8. Endurance: Shakleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

Spring 2014 Buehler Scholar Program Reading ListInto Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

  1. The Man Who Stayed Behind by Sidney Rittenberg, Amanda Bennett and Mike Wallace
  2. Wool by Hugh Howey
  3. How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In by Jim Collins
  4. The Emperor’s Handbook: A New Translation of the Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, David Hicks and C. Scot Hicks
  5. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
  6. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley
  7. Mans Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  8. The Beekeepers Apprentice: Or On the Segregation of the Queen by Laurie R. King

Fall 2014 Buehler Scholar Program Reading List

  1. Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull
  2. Miracle in the Andes by Nando Parrado and Vince Rause
  3. The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell and The Emperor’s Handbook by Marcus Aurelius
  4. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  5. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  6. The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld
  7. Infinitesimal by Amir Alexander
  8. The Knight of Maison-Rouge by Alexandre Dumas
  9. C. S. Lewis Signature Classics and Out of the Silent Planet and Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis


  1. The Qur’an : A Biography, by Bruce Lawrence
  2. Game of Thrones (book #1), by George R.R. Martin
  3. The Storytelling Animal, by Jonathan Gottschall
  4. Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah
  5. Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande
  6. The Social Animal, by David Brooks
  7. Road to Character, by David Brooks
  8. The Bourgeois Virtues, by Deirdre N. McCloskey
  9. Where Good Ideas Come From, by Steven Johnson