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Financial-services professionals are known to have demanding work schedules, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t setting aside time to crack open a few books.

We recently reached out to our contacts on Wall Street to find out what folks would recommend as must-reads just ahead of the holiday season.

Surprisingly, most books recommended have nothing or little to do with finance and business, spanning topics from history to psychology.

Here are the 24 recommendations we received.

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“Open: An Autobiography” by Andre Agassi

Wall Streeter: Heidi Ridley, CEO of Rosenberg Equities at AXA Investment Managers

“I have always been a huge fan of Andre Agassi. I really enjoy watching tennis and feel he is one of the best players in history. I love that he is true to himself, even if that means going against the norm. Exuding that kind of confidence even when you are facing internal/personal challenges is remarkable.

“Importantly, both are stories of people with immense passion for something, who embrace challenges with determination and commitment and achieve success with authenticity and humility.”

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Price: $14

“Off The Planet” by Jerry Linenger

Wall Streeter: Heidi Ridley, CEO of Rosenberg Equities at AXA Investment Managers

“I had the opportunity to meet Jerry Linenger and hear him speak at one of our client conferences many years ago. I was so impressed by how intelligent, worldly, and personable he was. He was also a tremendous speaker — a skill I hold in high regard — and an amazing family man, who incidentally published a book of all the letters he wrote to his then-unborn child called ‘Letters from Mir.'”

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Price: $9

“Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow” by Yuval Noah Harari

Wall Streeter: Virginie Morgon, deputy CEO of Eurazeo and president and CEO of Eurazeo North America

“It’s undeniable that Harari is a visionary. ‘Homo Deus’ is inspiring because it reminds us that humans are limitless and we should strive to be our best in life, business, and society.

“At the same time, the book and theories in it ask questions we — as leaders — must address as technology continues to advance at an accelerating pace. How are we adapting our companies and human capital to embrace and leverage technology? In what ways are we reengineering ourselves to prepare for the world of the future?

“We have a responsibility to anticipate these changes, think ahead of them, and provide answers to the questions our colleagues, partners, and peers will be asking. It’s an unbelievably thought-provoking read for current and future leaders alike.”

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Price: $20

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