As I take time off with my family, one thing that I always like to do in some of my spare time is take stock on what I've read throughout the year, to reflect on what I've read and how these books have influenced my thinking. A few of the books I read this year are actually re-reads, like The Goal (I read this a number of years ago, but it's still a great book and very applicable today).
It's always great to read books because you benefit from the experiences and perspectives of others. There isn't enough time in one lifetime to accumulate the information and wisdom that you can get from books. Granted, you need to supplement your own thinking and experience things for yourself, but I certainly like to be informed and have some things in my back pocket to try. It can save you a lot of wasted time and aggravation.
Here's my list of the business books that I read in 2012, in no particular order: