The 18 Books That Investors Will Be Reading Over Spring Break

These books are what one might call "must reads."

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If you have any vacations planned over the coming weeks, why not catch up on some reading?

David Lutz, head of ETF trading and strategy at JonesTrading Institutional Services LLC, had more than 700 readers respond to a query about what books they would either be reading or recommend reading during that time frame. Of course, these are still recommended at other times as well.

Here are the titles that were most frequently mentioned. The non-fiction book on Elon Musk, written by Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Ashlee Vance, received the highest number of votes, with 10.

  1. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance 
  2. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
  3. Superforecasting by Philip E. Tetlock
  4. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  5. The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History by Boris Johnson
  6. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough 
  7. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  8. Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life by Eric Greitens, Navy SEAL
  9. Lords of Finance by Liaquat Ahamed
  10. Dead Wake by Erik Larson
  11. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
  12. The Martian by Andy Weir
  13. The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
  14. The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
  15. The Rise and Fall of American Growth by Robert J. Gordon
  16. 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff and Annex Security Team
  17. The Revenant by Michael Punke
  18. Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick 
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