With Christmas just around the corner, many readers are looking for gift ideas for the financial enthusiast in their list. Among the books I reviewed over the past year, my top pick is The New Yorker on Money. But if it is the classics you are after, you might be interested in checking out some of my old posts: My Top Ten Money Books, Readers’ Favourite Books or Christmas Gift Ideas. You also can’t go wrong with the books in My Recommended Reading list. If that’s not enough, here are some recently published books that are in my own wish list (Note: affiliate links in the post):
- Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein. I put this book on my list after reading about it on Larry Swedroe’s blog. I find behavioural finance endlessly fascinating and this book is about biases and how to avoid them should be interesting.
- This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Carmen M. Reinhart, Kenneth Rogoff. I’m always trying to read everything I can on financial history and reading up on past financial follies would hopefully help us avoid future ones.
- The Little Book of Main Street Money by Jonathan Clements. The Getting Going column that Mr. Clements used to write for the Wall Street Journal was a must read. His new book is likely to be no different.
- The Little Book of Safe Money: How to Conquer Killer Markets, Con Artists and Yourself by Jason Zweig. The Intelligent Investor column that Mr. Zweig currently writes for the Wall Street Journal is a must read. Again, this book is likely to be no different.
- The Investor’s Manifesto: Preparing for Prosperity, Armageddon and everything in between by William J. Bernstein. I found this book to be a Coles Notes version of The Four Pillars of Investing. Still, it is hard not to find a nugget or two in anything that Mr. Bernstein writes.
Your turn: any recent books you read that you think should be on my list?