Refresh Your Bookshelf with the 2018 J.P. Morgan Reading List
Check out these summer page turners spotlighting our past, present and future.
For many people, the idea of summer reading is a call back to mandated lists generated by high school English teachers. But for others, the pastime—losing yourself in a story over a long afternoon—is the ultimate symbol of leisure.
J.P. Morgan is meeting somewhere in the middle to bring you our annual reading list that serves to educate and entertain in equal measure. Now in its 19th year, the list is more diverse than ever featuring, in no particular order: the modern space race, a cocktail recipe remix, the first black American millionaires and enduring lessons from Rome.
Check out our highlights and view the full list presented by J.P. Morgan and inspired by our client advisors.
"One thing is almost certain: the power of the computer will continue to advance to unimaginable levels. Before 2050, the price of a computer with the computational power of everyone on the planet will be less than you paid for your smartphone in 2018."
"As Romans looked about them that September, their city ruined once again...one would forgive them for thinking that Rome was cursed. They would never have imagined that they were just two years away from a new pope, a new and lasting peace and the start of one of Rome’s greatest eras."
"Being in an unfamiliar place can lead to personal change, renewal, and discoveries...Indeed, my aim wasn’t to master Paris. It was to master myself: to learn how a little alone time can change your life in any city."
"Signature cocktails are part creative expression and part calling card, alluding to your style as much as your handshake or favorite perfume. It’s wonderful to be able to host a themed evening and mix up a batch of something tailored just to the occasion. The result is a signature cocktail that is as unique as you are."
"The stories of the first black millionaires in America are the beginning of an epic that is still unfolding the journey from enslavement to economic and social equality. Their unlikely lives provided a spark for a people just beginning to lift themselves out of bondage and still serve as inspiration for minorities and women as they strive for greater financial empowerment today."