JK Rowling

It’s been a long, hard slog for JK Rowling. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997 and ever since then she has dedicated her time to producing the most successful series of books in the history of publishing.

So what is she going to do with her time now that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows marks the end of the line for the Boy Wizard and his Hogwarts adventures? We hope she’ll take it easy and do some reading, perhaps even buy a few books from AbeBooks – after all, she can do it from her PC and not get mobbed by adoring fans in the process.

Here are a few suggestions that might help the UK’s richest woman pass the time:

Generation Deluxe: How the Super-Rich Spend Their Millions

Iris Nowell

Generation Deluxe

They fork out 100 million for starter castles, 500,000 for a customized Mercedes, and 1.2 million for a watch. While Generation Deluxe explores the spending patterns of the wealthy, a dark underside emerges: excessive consumerism is creating serious damage to the environment and human life. Simultaneously, the super-rich - and celebrities - are raising awareness and spending multi-millions cleaning up the damage and, as never before, funding solutions to global problems of poverty, hunger, and disease prevention.

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Your Money and Your Man

Michelle Singletary

Your Money and Your Man

From sizing up a potential mate’s financial responsibility (or lack thereof) to figuring out how best to share bank accounts and expenses once you’ve made the leap, to determining how to teach your children about money, Your Money and Your Man focuses on the undeniable role that finance plays in every stage of a long-term relationship.

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The Financially Intelligent Parent

Eileen Gallo

The Financially Intelligent Parent

The essential guide to raising financially responsible children. What parents say and do about money has a profound influence on children. Here are the eight behaviors of financially intelligent parents that will help families of all economic backgrounds raise fiscally responsible children.

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How To Be A Billionaire

Martin Fridson

How To Be A Billionaire

How to Be a Billionaire looks at the careers, the methods, and the minds of self-made billionaires to distill the common keys to titanic accumulations of wealth. Each chapter explores a specific strategy and brings it to life through extended profiles of past and present masters of the art of making money.

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10 Minute Guide to Retirement for Women

Kerry Hannon

10 Minute Guide to Retirement for Women

10 minutes is all you need to learn how to estimate how much money you'll need to save for retirement, allocate your investments in employer pension plans and IRAs, select medical insurance and long-term care policies, prepare a personal net worth statement, and take advantage of the equity in your home to provide you with additional income.

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Everybody Wants Your Money

David W. Latko

Everybody Wants Your Money

Everybody Wants Your Money offers an illuminating look at both the potential pitfalls and successes on the path to financial security, addresses the specific techniques involved in building wealth, details the repercussions of a variety of financial decisions, and describes potentially dangerous fiscal missteps.

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