Via the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library, here is a list of George H. W. Bush's favorite books:
Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Gentleman’s Agreement by Laura Z. Hobson
I got this list via an email from Rachel Altman, archives technician at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library.