The agency launched the project to celebrate its 100th anniversary, and it's asking for more contributions.
"It would be great if the City That Reads was able to make some recommendations on books that they think need to be included," said Leni Fortson, an agency spokeswoman.
Some of the books already on the list have long been credited with shaping the way we work. The Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act quickly followed Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, for instance. Other influential books on the list include The Feminine Mystique, Nickel and Dimed and The Organization Man.
What books would you add?