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My 2009 Book List

Some of you may know that I'm an avid reader, and not just of books on investing. Besides investing, some of my favorite genres include mysteries, spy novels and (especially) historical fiction. Two of my favorite historical fiction writers are Bernard Cornwell and Gary Jennings.

I thought it might be worthwhile to share my 2009 book list with you, including my rating categories. (These are just my opinions.) I've also linked some titles to any posts I've written reviewing the book. I'd love to hear your thoughts on any of these books you may have read.

Distinguished Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Aztec Autumn by Gary Jennings
The Madman's Tale by John Katzenbach
Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein Cold Moon by Jeffery Deaver Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson

Excellent Churchill and the Jews by Martin Gilbert The Snowball by Alice Schroeder The Blue Nowhere by Jeffery Deaver
The Two Minute Rule by Robert Crais The Watchman by Robert Crais The Yankee Years by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci Displaced Persons by Joseph Berger Raptor by Gary Jennings
World Without End by Ken Follett Chasing Darkness by Robert Crais City of Thieves by David Benioff The Myth of the Rational Market by Justin Fox The Investor's Manifesto by William Bernstein The Broken Window by Jeffery Deaver
Echo Park by Michael Connelly

Very Good The Little Book of Safe Money by Jason Zweig Aztec Blood by Gary Jennings The Overlook by Michael Connelly
Incident at Twenty-Mile by Trevanian The Little Book of Main Street Money by Jonathan Clements
Protect and Defend by Vince Flynn The 47th Samurai by Stephen Hunter How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gill The Knife Man by Wendy Moore Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum

Good March by Geraldine Brooks The Retirement Challenge by Frank Armstrong and Jason Doss
Salvation Boulevard by Larry Beinhart The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer Where Are You Now by Mary Higgins Clark Gone for Good by Harlan Coben Last Dance by John Feinstein
Dirty Blonde by Lisa Scottoline
The Road Show by Gary Jennings Expert Political Judgment by Philip Tetlock
This Time is Different by Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff

Fair
Death in a White Tie by Ngaio Marsh The Master Sniper by Stephen Hunter Sleep No More by Greg Iles The Brethren by John Grisham
Retiring Without Risk by Roccy DeFrancesco Animal Spirits by George Akerlof and Robert Shiller How to Get Rich and Stay Rich by Fred Young
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman Hot Night in the City by Trevanian Rough Justice by Jack Higgins Snap Judgment by David Adler The Grand Promenade by Gary Jennings

Poor Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell
Investing Revolutionaries by James Whiddon and Nikki Knotts
A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz and Nicholas de Lange

Terrible Web of Debt by Ellen Hodgson Brown

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