As a finance geek, I’ve read quite a few books on the topic, below you will find the Top 5 (non-textbook) books that I’ve really enjoyed and believe others would too.
Obviously, the list can be quite extensive, so I’ve narrowed it down to just 5. Let me know what you think in the comment section below. Happy reading!

Book CoverTitle & AuthorWhy?
Too Big To Fail
by Andrew Ross Sorkin
It is by far the most complete book recollecting the financial crisis times I've come upon. Mr. Sorkin's writing style is also amazing, it would appeal to everyone, including people who are no familiar with finance and its jargon.
When Genius Failed
by Roger Lowenstein
The book tells an amazin story about one of the biggest Hedge Funds of all time - Long-term Capital Management (LTCM), it's rise and fall. It's a read I enjoyed a lot and learned from. Strongly recommended!
Liar's Poker
by Michael Lewis
The book is an interesting read due to its satirical view, it's the book that made Michael Lewis famous. However it does also get serious about how the financial revolution got started in the Fixed Income world. A must-read in my view.
Flash Boys
by Michael Lewis
With the advent of computers Michael Lewis stayed current, the book was a cause for many agencies to look into the problem and in fact if High-frequency trading was indeed one. The book covers the IT revolution in finance.
The Big Short
by Michael Lewis
This book was so popular, they made a movie about it. It retells the story of the financial crisis and how a little bit of luck, coincidence and brains, made a few people very rich fighting the status quo before the mortgages issue was visible to the rest of the world.

Ivaylo Pavlov

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1 Comment

Yani · 03/05/2017 at 7:38 pm

Some of my favourites on this list. Anything Michael Lewis is a win.

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