Alice Schroeder's superb biography of Warren Buffett is probably my favourite book for 2009. It was a surprise read, because at the start I wondered if I really wanted to spend 850 pages on a bio of an investment king.
Turns out I did! Warren Buffett is my kind of guy, full of common sense and no frills. He's conservative, but in the good, old fashioned way.
You can read my full review here at the Suite101 website.