Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was asked to choose five books on American conservatism, and discuss them. Worth noting that the selections have a bit of a libertarian bent.
The Road to Serfdom, by F.A. Hayek
Free to Choose, by Milton Friedman
What it Means to be a Libertarian, by Charles Murray
The Rise and Decline of Nations, by Mancur Olson
The Future and Its Enemies, by Virginia Postrel
Read why he choose these books, here.