Between The World and Me (book by Ta-Nehisi Coates)

This book is written as a letter to the Coates' teenage son about the feelings, symbolism, and realities inherent with being a black person in the United States. Coates draws from anecdotes, American History, and various other literature-- detailing the ways in which institutions like the education system, law enforcement, and even "the streets" discipline, endanger, and threaten to "disembody" black men and women. While I think this is a particularly valuable book for people of color, I think it's a book that everyone should read regardless of ideological leanings. Even if you disagree with the author's perspective, conclusions, ideology, etc.-- I think it's an invaluable learning experience to practice understanding and viewing the world through the eyes of someone from a completely different epistemological standpoint than you and your particular societal spheres. 

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (book by Stephen Covey)
Something I've been wanting to read for a while. I've consistently heard this book recommended and/or referenced by various high-performers, across a number of different industries-- seems like a no-brainer. I'm not at all delusional about there being some "secret" hidden in the book that's going to lead to wild success in all facets of my life, BUT I do think that there are probably some valuable takeaways that could lead to positive effects in various endeavors.
Knowledge--> Action--> Reflect/document takeaways