What are the favorite books of some of the world's most powerful CEOs? Their choices may surprise you.

Which famous CEO loves The Catcher in the Rye? Who claims The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as his favorite? Nelson Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom?

If you're a student in one of Saint Leo's online business degree programs, you might be interested in the infographic below that highlights the favorite books of 22 prominent business leaders.

From fiction and business to politics, science and history, the books cover a wide variety of topics offering something for every taste.

If you're looking for something different to read this summer by the pool or at the beach – and you would like to get inside the mind of a proven business leader – check out the list below.

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