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Hot Topics: Reading Recommendations from Our Pros

July 13, 2013
Hot Topics: Reading Recommendations from Our Pros

A handful of TD Ameritrade associates tell us what books they’ll devour at the beach.

We invited our trading team to recommend a book focused on investing education and one for pure pleasure.

They picked from new releases and familiar favorites. We also asked their preference between cracking a spine or powering up a tablet.


Nicole Sherrod

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
(Ralston Society, 1937)

Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy...
(Hyperion, for iPad 2013)

“With scores of titles under Business and Investing on, this is the one they all try to emulate.” “An intimate look at the past, and at the future of non-fiction innovation. Read the interviews and hear the taped conversations, kicked off with a video clip.”

Chesley Spencer

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift (1729)

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
(Simon & Schuster, 1961)

“Always a good reminder that not all social ills have easy economic solutions.” “Not only a great exposition of the existential dilemma of war, but Milo Minderbender gives some great philosophical tips for cornering the market in the defense industry.”

Lorraine Gavican Kerr

The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing by Jason Kelly
(Penguin Group, 2013)

Silver Linings Playbookby Matthew Quick
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008)

“Updated to include the last few turbulent economic years. Short and sweet and leaves you interested in reading more-advanced investing books.”
“Heart-breaking and heart-warming in equal measures.”

John Hart

The Lean Startup by Eric Reis
(Crown Business, 2011)

Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking by Nathan Myhrvold, et al.
(The Cooking Lab, 2011)

“Tools for creating and evaluating new and potentially disruptive ideas in a competitive world.”
“Multi-volumes, so hardly an easy pleasure read, but the results are tasty.”

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