Recent and recommended reading

Consider the Lobster: essays by David Foster Wallace

Lots of Malcolm Gladwell:
Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

A Guide to Dashboard Design, by Juice Analytics

Juice also has a very cool poster with an elegant overview of dashboard design here.