http://www.fromcentstoretirement.com/books/ - "This page contains a comprehensive list of the best books on personal finance, entrepreneurship, investing, business and economics that I read, am reading or will read." http://earlyretirementextreme.com/my-list-of-financial-freedom-books.html - "My list of financial freedom books"
In case something happens to both of them:
Living Poor with Style I only discovered this book recently, but this has got to be my favorite of this list. Written for another time (the 1970s) and containing a recurrent fascination with weed (which you can just ignore) it is exactly what the title says: Living with style without spending a lot of money. The author and I seem to share similar interests (except I would replace weed with single malt scotch, preferably from Islay and aged at least 10 years) except perhaps me being an evil and exploitative capitalist as well. There is a revised and less extreme version version called Living Cheaply With Style. I much prefer the former, naturally. Siddhartha A short story of a young man who can wait, think, and fast. These three qualities, which are the exact opposite qualities that our instant gratification and listen to the experts culture promotes, are very useful to reach any kind of success. Man, Economy, and State This book will teach you more about economy than any undergraduate degree in economics. Read the entire 1200+ pages. Strongly recommended. How to Survive Without a Salary Once again, how to live well while spending very little money. The strategy here is to work sporadically and living off the savings the rest of the time. Walden The original freedom manifest. As far as I’m concerned everything started here. If think any given pf-book has original ideas; the life-energy of Your Money or Your Life (another good book!), for instance, you can find the concept in Walden already. I quote: “The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run”. How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World The libertarian angle. While the whole of society is decidedly anti-libertarian or anti-freedom (at least when it comes to other people), this books delineates how to stay sane and arrange one’s affairs to avoid this. Conformists beware! Meditations This is the closest thing I have to a bible. This book by Marcus Aurelius (Roman Emperor for 19 years as well as a stoic philosopher) covers the more important issues, like life, death, adversity, and how to be an overall good guy. Possum living This is a fun read although also slightly dated. Again, the important part are the basic philosophies (take what you can use and leave the rest) as well as moving the boundaries of what you think is possible.
Personal finances and investing (Tier 1): The Millionaire Next Door, by T. Stanley and W. Danko (1996) (summary) (R, 10/10) Rich Dad Poor Dad, by Robert Kiyosaki (1997) (summary) (R, 10/10) Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant, by Robert Kiyosaki (2011) (summary) (R, 10/10) 10 Roads to Riches by K. Fisher and L. Hoffmans (2008) (summary) (R, 9/10) The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham (1949) (summary) (R, 9/10) Your Money or Your Life, by Vicky Robin (2008) (summary) (R, 8/10) The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason (1926) (summary) (R, 8/10) The Millionaire Fast Lane by MJ DeMarco (2014) (summary) (T) The Investment Answer by D. Gordie and G. Murray (2011) (summary) (T) I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi (2009) (summary) (T) Think and Grow Rich by N. Hill and T. Oyegunle (1937) (summary) (T) Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Eker (2005) (summary) (T) The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke by S. Orman (2005) (summary) (T) Total Money Makeover by David Ramsey (2003) (summary) (T) The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles (1910) (summary) (T) The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing by T. Larimore et al. (2007) (summary) (T) The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach (2003) (summary) (T) Cold Hard Truth On Men, Women, and Money by Kevin O’Leary (2012) (summary) (T) The Millionaire Mind by T. Stanley (2006) (summary) (T) The Other 8 Hours by Robert Pagliarini (2010) (summary) (T) The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton (1989) (summary) (T) Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk (2009) (summary) (T) Beating The Street by Peter Lynch (1993) (summary) (T) Real Money by Jim Cramer (2005) (summary) (T) America’s Cheapest Family by S. and A. Economides (summary) (T) Personal finances and investing (Tier 2): Smart Couples Finish Rich by David Bach (2001) (summary) (T) A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel (summary) (T) The Little Book That Still Beats the Market by Joel Greenblatt (summary) (T) The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C.Bogle (summary) (T) One up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch (summary) (T) A Beginner’s Guide to Investing by Alex H Frey et al. (summary) (T) Driven by Robert Herjavec (2011) (summary) (T) The Essays of Warren Buffett by Warren Buffett and Lawrence Cunningham (2015) (summary) (T) … Markets (Stock market, Real Estate, etc): The Great Depression: A Diary by Benjamin Roth (2010) (summary) (R) The Only Three Questions That Still Count by Kenneth L. Fisher et al. (2012) (summary) (T) Plan Your Prosperity by Kenneth L. Fisher (2012) (summary) (T) Markets Never Forget by Kenneth L. Fisher (2011) (summary) (T) … Social and Networking: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Cale Carnegie (1936) (summary) (R) … Early retirement: Book Authors Year Review Rank The 4-Hour Workweek T Ferriss 2007 here R 9 Steps to Financial Freedom Suze Orman 2006 here R The number L Eisenberg 2006 here T The Simple Path to Wealth J Collins 2016 here T Self development / Career: What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles (1970) (summary) (R) … Entrepreneurship, startups and business: Rework (2010) (summary) (R)