‘There’s Always Something to Do’ – Christopher Risso-Gill: I was always a big admirer of Peter Cundill, and was saddened to see he passed away at the beginning of the year. If I recall, Cundill was perhaps my first memorable introduction to the exotic world of international value investing, and I look forward to some useful tips and insight from a master in this book.
‘Free Capital’ – Guy Thomas: I haven’t actually come across a copy of this yet. Yes, I’m a big supporter of bookshops…so I can suss out what books I actually want to buy on Amazon! Only kidding, I do try to buy in bookstores as much as possible. At least, they’re a lot more enjoyable and comfortable places to be these days. I’m bemused to recall my local bookstore years ago: As far as I could tell, the shop assistants (yes, they were called that then) had only 2 functions: a) to stare at you in contempt when you tried to buy a book, or even worse inquire about one, and b) to sneak up behind you, and yell ‘No reading the books!’ over your shoulder… How quaint!