The Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) has a good article on Getting up to Speed on the Financial Crisis. In this article – which you’ll have to purchase if you want to see the table – is a good timeline of the major events of the financial crisis from 2007 – 2009. In reading this, bear in mind they are referencing 16 papers as their source – which it appears they have selected judiciously. The St. Louis Federal Reserve has an entire list of books and articles that address this crisis and it should be noted that more books and papers are forthcoming. This will likely be written about endlessly for the foreseeable future.