For the first time in a very long time, actually ever, Abnormal Returns is on hiatus for a week.  In the meantime I wanted to continue to provide our readers with some interesting content. To that end I asked some independent investment bloggers five questions.  We will publishing the answers daily throughout the week.  Please feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments below.

Monday – What is your favorite finance/trading/investment book?

I was surprised at the breadth of answers given.  I assumed that the answers would coalesce around a handful of names.  Only four books received more than one response. The rest of the books are listed in alphabetical order by author.  For any one looking for some summer reading this list would be a good place to start.

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre via Scott Bell I Heart Wall Street, Downtown Josh BrownThe Reformed Broker, Kid Dynamite Kid Dynamite’s World, Derek Hernquist Derek Hernquist

The Intelligent Investor by Ben Graham via Miguel BarbosaSimoleon Sense, David MerkelAleph Blog, Todd Sullivan Value Plays

The Essays of Warren Buffett:  Lessons for Corporate America by Lawrence A. Cunningham via Jeff MillerA Dash of Insight, Cullen Roche – Pragmatic Capitalism is also a fan of Warren Buffett’s shareholder letters.

Stock Market Wizards by Jack Schwager via Barry Ritholtz The Big Picture, Bill LubyVIX and More

One Good Trade by Mike Bellafiore via Jerry KhachoyanTheArmoTrader

Confessions of a Street Addict by James Cramer via Robert SinnStock Sage

Mind Over Markets by James F. Dalton, Eric T. Jones and Robert Bevan Dalton via Steven Place – Investing With Options

Triumph of the Optimists by Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh and Mike Staunton via Meb FaberWorld Beta

The Disciplined Trader by Mark Douglas via Charles E. KirkThe Kirk Report

Trading in the Zone by Mark Douglas via John LeeCharts Gone Wild

Margin of Safety by Seth Klarman via The AnalystStone Street Advisors

You Can Be A Stock Market Genius by Joel Greenblatt via MeenaInsider Monkey

Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crisis by Charles Kindleberger via MacroMonGlobal Macro Monitor

The Big Short by Michael Lewis via Jeff CarterPoints and Figures

When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management by Roger Lowenstein via Rob Tech Insidr

McKinsey & Company’s Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies via Stephen CastellanoCastellano

One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch via Eddy ElfeinbeinCrossing Wall Street

Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles McKay via Phil Pearlman Phil Pearlman

Option Volatility & Pricing by Sheldon Natenberg via Jared WoodardCondor Options

How to Make Money in Stocks, 4th edition by William O’Neill via Frank Zorrilla ZorTrades

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig via Erik Swarts Market Anthropology

The Guru Investor by John Reese via Zack MillerTradestreaming

Where are the Customers’ Yachts by Fred Schwed Jr. via Sean McLaughlinChicago Sean

Trader Vic – Methods of a Wall Street Master by Vic Sperando via David ShvartsmanFinance Trends Matter

Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb via Roger NusbaumRandom Roger Blog

The Only Investment Book You’ll Ever Need by Andrew Tobias via Mick WeinsteinCovestor Blog

The Money Masters by John Train via Tom Brakke the research puzzle

Tomorrow we will see what books from the past five years, roughly post-crisis, the bloggers would recommend.

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