Good Economics for Hard Times
by Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo
I've been following several economists ever since I started listening to Freakonomics podcast. I added this book to my reading list when Abhijit and Ester got Nobel Prize last year.
This is a huge book in terms of content, covers anything from poverty in developing nations to politics in the USA. They are not pretending that their recommendations are the ultimate solution.
At a time when decisions are made for short term benefits and to get political mileage, books like these are definite reads to improve critical thinking.
Fundamental Analysis, Value Investing & Growth Investing
by Roger Lowenstein, Janet Lowe
This book is more of a long essay, documenting different approached of investing and a short biography of Benjamin Graham.
Benjamin Graham is celebrated as the person who developed the concept of Value Investing, which many of the celebrated investors adopt now. Book also includes Growth Investing strategy as developed by T. Rowe Price.