Published: Jul 01, 2016 1 min read
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Money and personal finance may not be the first topics that jump to mind when you're looking for a book to throw into your beach bag.

We understand—which is why we've done the hard work of weeding out all but seven books that deserve a place on your summer short list.

There's something for almost everyone: for investing nerds, a compilation of Warren Buffet's little-known private partnership letters; for true-crime fans, a book about the greatest financial con artists of all time; and for history buffs, a look at Winston Churchill's epic money problems. We have even recommended two novels focused on money (and a little sex, drugs, and rock "n" roll thrown in for good measure).

Let us know what you think—and tell us about your own financial favorite reads at