Your chance to win nine of the best summer reads
There's nothing like a good book to read by the pool or at the beach in summer.
Money, together with Dymocks, has compiled a selection of nine books that we think would make great summer reading.
All the books featured are relatively new - having been released in the past 18 months - and fall into one of three categories: personal finance, business success and fiction.
So whether you want to know more about investing in property or the sharemarket, feel like reading an inspirational success story or want to escape with a crime thriller, then you'll find a book for you in this list.
Authors include regular Money contributors Ben Kingsley and Bryce Holdaway, Red Balloon founder Naomi Simson and best-selling author Matthew Reilly.
THE ARMCHAIR GUIDE TO PROPERTY INVESTING
BEN KINGSLEY & BRYCE HOLDAWAY, $29.95
Money regulars Kingsley and Holdaway show you how to build a property portfolio that will create $2000 a week in passive income in your retirement. And you'll only need to spend about 10 hours per property a year managing your portfolio.
WARREN BUFFETT'S GROUND RULES
JEREMY MILLER, $24.99
At the age of 26, Warren Buffett founded Buffett Partnership Ltd, which lasted from 1956 to 1970. During this time he wrote 33 letters to his small but growing group of partners. He sets out what he termed ground rules that remain startlingly relevant today for every type of investor. This book brings together the key principles and teachings.
A BANQUET OF CONSEQUENCES
This book outlines the problems confronting us, how we're making those problems worse, and what the real solutions are. For ordinary individuals, the goal of a steady job, a home, a comfortable retirement and a good life for our children is receding. It's not just unrealistic expectations but the poor performance of those governing us that are to blame.
READY TO SOAR
NAOMI SIMSON, $29.99
Australian entrepreneur Naomi Simson shows how to develop your brilliant idea into a thriving business. You will learn how to avoid the pitfalls, formulate your ideas and develop your individual road map for success. Simson shares her personal experiences and reveals the all-important questions she wishes people had asked her at the start of her own journey.
TOM WAINWRIGHT, $44.99
Everything drug cartels do to survive and prosper they've learnt from big business, and drug lords face the same strategic concerns. Tom Wainwright meets everyone from coca farmers in secret Andean locations, deluded heads of state in presidential palaces, journalists with a price on their head, gang leaders and teenage hitmen on city streets - all in search of the economic truth.
JACK DELOSA, $29.99
Through personal reflection and stories of unconventional wisdom, adversity and success, entrepreneur, investor and BRW young rich lister Jack Delosa examines what it means to be great, and how we can achieve our life's best work, shape the world around us for good and leave a legacy far more valuable than wealth alone. He shows how to live a life that aligns with your purpose.
The Four Legendary Kingdoms
MATTHEW REILLY, $29.99
Jack West Jnr and his family are living happily on their remote farm when Jack is brutally kidnapped and he awakes in an underground cell. Jack, it seems, has been chosen to compete in a series of deadly challenges. With the fate of the Earth at stake, he will fight cruel assassins and face unimaginable horrors that will test him.
THE GOOD PEOPLE
HANNAH KENT, $24.99
Nora Leahy has lost her daughter and her husband in the same year, and is now burdened with the care of her four-year-old grandson, Micheal. The boy cannot walk or speak. Unable to care for the child alone, Nora hires a 14-year-old servant girl, Mary, and together they seek out the only person in the valley who might be able to help Micheal.
THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE
MICHAEL CONNELLY, $22.99
Harry Bosch is working as a part-time detective when he gets the invitation to meet ageing billionaire Whitney Vance. When he was 18 Vance had a relationship with a girl but soon after becoming pregnant she disappeared. Vance wants to know what happened to her and whether there is an heir to his fortune.
Money and Dymocks are giving one lucky reader the complete set of the nine books featured. To enter, simply tell us your top money-making tip for 2017. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries close on February 1, 2017.