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The Finity Group Summer Reading List

The weather here in the Pacific Northwest may be making it hard to believe -- but summer is quickly approaching. June 20, this Saturday, is the official first-day summer! To celebrate, we wanted to share with you some of our favorite summer reads.  

Below, you will find a list of various books we love or are currently enjoying. We hope you enjoy and maybe even find a new book to throw in the mix this summer!  

Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski

It applies out-of-the-box economic thinking to a sport where everyone who follows it already knows money is the most important thing. – Owen Chambers, Financial Advisor 

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

If you're looking for a book to suck you in with intrigue and drama, this is it! - Rachelle Vanderzanden, Financial Advisor 

Shattering the Glass by Pamela Grundy 

It is a great book that has given me perspective on the great female athletes that set the stage for us now. I think this is analogous to our industry, so I did appreciate the perspective. – Peggy Haslach, Financial Advisor 

Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin 

The characters are the biggest draw to the book, and my personal favorite is Tyrion. Although the books are pretty long, they're very enjoyable to read. It's hard to read other books after finishing one of the GOT books for sure.  – Sabrina Michael, Client Services Coordinator 

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden, From The Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll

I like to consider myself a novice armchair foreign policy buff, and this is the most comprehensive book I've read on the lead up to September 11. I highly recommend for anyone interested in the subject. It's highly engaging while still being informative and authoritative. - Terassa Wren, Digital Marketing Director 

Missing Links by Rick Reilly

A timeless classic about a group of golf hacks at a local municipal course, who make a bet with each other to see who can get onto the nearby private course first. If you're a golfer looking for a laugh and haven't read this book yet, it's a must-read.  - Corey Janoff, Financial Advisor 

Any book by Carl Hiaasen

All of his books are comedic crime-thrillers set in Florida. He writes to entertain and to make fun of everything that Florida has to offer.  – Corey Janoff, Financial Advisor 

Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang

It was my first short storybook in a long time, and it was a super interesting read that makes you think. I would highly recommend it. – Karl Rainer, Financial Advisor 

American Radical by Tamer Elnoury 

This book is the explosive memoir of an active Muslim American federal agent revealing his experience infiltrating and bringing down an Al-Qaeda cell in North America. - Terassa Wren, Digital Marketing Director 

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

It addresses the history of the stock market, but it also entertainingly tackles so many other topics and may challenge at least a few assumptions about each individual's world view. - Carlie Ransom, Financial Advisor  

How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X Kendi

This author addresses a heavy topic in a non-threatening way, and he is a great story-teller. The author, in his late 30's, writes stories that are relatable for many of our clients and those on our team. – Carlie Ransom, Financial Advisor 

Too Big To Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin 

This book explains the 2008 Global Financial Crisis in detail, including the root causes of the financial meltdown and the key people involved. Now, twelve years later and in the midst of returning volatility in the capital markets due to the coronavirus, it may be a good time to reflect on a past period of financial stress and how we got through it. – Marshall Weintraub, Financial Advisor 

Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight 

- Evan White, Financial Advisor 

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

- Amanda Doyle, Vice President of Operations 

Perfume by Patrick Suskind

Animal Farm by George Orwell

-Jacob Steyn, Financial Advisor 



Happy Reading! 



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