If I had to start over, not knowing what I know now, I would recommend the books below (the bible is a given).
I suggest starting with your mentality, because everything starts with how you think. If your mind is not set up for success, you’re going to have a hard time becoming successful.
It’s like working on a computer or smart phone with lots of malware and viruses. You need to reformat and clean up your mentality so that you can process the software and applications correctly and efficiently.
And then once you’ve built the right mental foundation, you can continue on to the “building wealth” books. This will continue to build on the groundwork from the first three books, with basically how wealthy people think and view the world, and how they create lasting wealth.
And then lastly, the investing piece, so you can get some application, principles, and investing theory. It’s a good goal to try and become rich; but the more important goal is to not become poor. So it’s more important to keep the money that you make, and not lose it. And hopefully also grow the money in order to produce a passive income stream.
The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need – Andrew Tobias
A Random Walk down Wall Street – Burton Malkiel
All About Asset Allocation – Rick Ferri
The Coffeehouse Investor – Bill Schultheis
The Investor’s Manifesto – William Bernstein