Thomas Craughwell's Great Books for Every Book Lover
From the cover: "2002 Great Reading Suggestions for the Discriminating Bibliophile". Published in 1998, this book lists some favorites that we find in many other lists as well as some "new" titles that just might capture our interests.
I decided to leave out the cookbooks and exercise instruction books because of the "general readability factor". I will say, though, that some VERY good books were listed and should probably be placed in a specific list of their own.