Caption: Reading at Seattle Library on Tetris Chairs by Christopher Patterson

Caption: Reading at Seattle Library on Tetris Chairs by Christopher Patterson

“Reading business books. About as much fun as drinking tepid sea water.” This is a tweet from Hugh McLeod. “You are reading the wrong ones.” A reply to Hugh’s tweet from Barry Ritholz. This exchange is highlighted on Barry Ritholz’s blog in a recent post about favorite business books that are also fun to read. Here are his 10 random picks that are especially readable:

  • Lords of Finance by Liaquat Ahamed
  • The Big Short by Michael Lewis
  • Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises by Charles P. Kindleberger
  • When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management by Roger Lowenstein
  • The Myth of the Rational Market by Justin Fox
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  • The Quants by Scott Patterson
  •  Griftopia by Matt Taibbi
  • The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing by Michael J. Mauboussin
  • Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefèvre
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