Bailout Nation (2009) offers one of the clearest looks at the financial lenders, regulators, and politicians responsible for the financial crisis of 2008. (Barry Ritholtz)

This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (2009) (Carmen M. Reinhart)

Freakonomics (2005) is a groundbreaking collaboration between the economist Steven D. Levitt and the author Stephen J. Dubner.

The Intelligent Investor: The Classic Text on Value Investing
by Benjamin Graham

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life (2008) Alice Schroeder