Just a few hours ago, I was referencing Malcolm Gladwell in a discussion around skills mastery. His book The Outliers should be on everyone's must read list.
Here's my original blog post that includes some commentary and recommended reading for anyone striving to be better.
I'm currently reading several books, including an encyclopedia year-in-review from the year I was born. It was a gift from someone who knows be better than I know myself some days.