10 Foolish Book Picks From Our Community

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When July rolls around, it's almost impossible to resist the lure of summertime. For particularly lazy afternoons -- whether you're lounging on the beach, relaxing on the porch, or swaying in a hammock -- a book makes a wonderful companion. To help you make the most of your leisure time, we asked our Facebook and Twitter community to share books on their reading list.

Here are 10 (mostly) investing books to add to your reading list, in no particular order. Enjoy!

A Random Walk Down Wall Street

A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing by Burton G. Malkiel


Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy

Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy by Thomas Sowell


Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles MacKay


Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham

The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham


One Up On Wall Street: How to Use What You Already Know to Make Money in the Market

One Up On Wall Street: How to Use What You Already Know to Make Money in the Market by Peter Lynch and John Rothchild


Smart Women Finish Rich: 9 Steps to Achieving Financial Security and Funding Your Dreams

Smart Women Finish Rich: 9 Steps to Achieving Financial Security and Funding Your Dreams by David Bach


The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis


The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System -- and Themselves

Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System -- and Themselves by Andrew Ross Sorkin


And if you're interested in the latest book from The Motley Fool and Fool LouAnn Lofton, check out Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl -- And Why You Should, Too. Click here to get the first chapter for free.

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  • Report this Comment On July 02, 2011, at 5:24 PM, dsp2008 wrote:

    The Big Short is a great, great book. Reads like a novel and I highly recommend it!

  • Report this Comment On July 04, 2011, at 10:15 AM, bbell46356 wrote:

    The Black Swan is my favorite book of 2010. The story based, easy to read format makes it hard to put down.

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