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Books You Consider Worth Re-reading (... every year)


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I have sometimes heard friends say "I like to read this book" once every year or two. Wondering what books, if any, would you put in to such a category.


To kick things off, the following come to my mind:

1. Poor Charlie's Almanack

2. Snowball / American Capitalist

3. Man's Search for Meaning

4. Dale Carnegie's How To...

5. Ben Franklin's biography (or autobiography)

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Here's a few that come to mind looking at my shelves. Not every year, but worth re-reading.


Godel, Escher, Bach - Douglas R. Hofstadter

The Blank Slate - Steven Pinker

Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman - Richard P. Feynman

American Prometheus (biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer)

Lolita, ADA - Vladimir Nabokov

The Magus, The French Lieutenant's Woman - John Fowles

Memoirs - Hector Berlioz

The Selfish Gene - Richard Dawkins

A Pattern Language - Christopher Alexander

American Ceasar: Douglas MacArthur - William Manchester

With the Old Breed - E.G. Sledge

Your Money or Your Life - Joe Domingez and Vicky Robin

When Heaven and Earth Changed Places/ Child of War, Woman of Peace - Le Ly Hayslip


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Oaktree Memos - Howard Marks

Margin of Safety - Seth Klarman

Meditations - Marcus Aurelius

Poor Charlie's Almanac - Charlie Munger

Lolita - Vladimir Nabakov

Berkshire Hathaway Annual Letters - Warren Buffett

Wesco Financial Annual Letters - Charlie Munger

Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy

Collected Fictions - Jorge Luis Borges

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I plan to re-read both The Intelligent Investor and Security Analysis regularly , even if it's every couple of years.

In 8 or 9 years I've been through them both twice..........

I'm going through them both again now, third time's a charm right. I'm finding it easier to read slowly and take breaks now and then to absorb what I just read and it seems to really help.


On the re-read list (I don't know if any of these are continual re-reads or not but I plan to read them one more time);

Charlie Munger's Psychology of Human Misjudgment.

Margin of Safety - Seth Klarman

Influence - Robert Cialdini (Munger mentions this multiple times in the Psychology of Human Misjudgment speech)

The Most Important Thing - Howard Marks



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Born to be worthless - Kevin Solomons

The six pillars of self esteem - Nathaniel Branden


Investing books are great but these books can change your life. I speak from experience. I have read a dozen books by Branden and learn something new in every one. The Art of Living Consciously is a great follow up to the six pillars.

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