Friday, June 27, 2014

3 Books Worth Reading that have Nothing to do with Investing

Maybe you are looking for some summer reading and you are tired of reading another investment book. Here are three that I think you would enjoy reading and I highly recommend, and they have nothing to do with stocks.

Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets by Sudhir Venkatesh

This bestseller is about a sociology student who went to the Chicago projects to see how people live. After an initial resistance, he was accepted into th community. It was eye opening for him and it will be eye opening for you when you read this. An important area of the book is how what many would call the underground economy (I would call the alternative economy) works in the projects. 

The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code by Sam Kean

This book is written by the same author who wrote The Disappearing Spoon. If you thought DNA was boring, you should check out this book. Kean has a way of making complex stuff understandable and interesting.

The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, The Horse That Inspired a Nation by Elizabeth Letts

Do you like horses? You will love this book. A horse that was almost sent to the glue factory, literally, is purchased by a Dutch immigrant. The horse eventually becomes a top show jumping horse.

Enjoy your reading this summer.

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