For the first time in a very long time, actually ever, Abnormal Returns is going go on hiatus for the 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 answers in the comments below.

Check out the answers to our Monday question – What is your favorite finance/trading/investment book?

Tuesday – What finance/trading/investment book, published in the past five years (post-crisis), do you recommend?

The Big Short by Michael Lewis was the clear favorite of the bloggers.  However only five 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.

The Big ShortMichael Lewis via Stephen CastellanoCastellano, Bill LubyVIX and More, Barry Ritholtz The Big Picture, Rob Tech Insidr, Todd Sullivan Value Plays, Mick WeinsteinCovestor Blog, Dynamic HedgeDynamic Hedge

One Good Trade by Mike Bellafiore via Jerry KhachoyanTheArmoTrader, Charles E. KirkThe Kirk Report

Finding Alpha by Eric Falkenstein via Eddy ElfeinbeinCrossing Wall Street, David MerkelAleph Blog

Nobody Would Listen by Harry Markopolous via Sean McLaughlinChicago Sean, Robert SinnStock Sage

Bailout Nation by Barry Ritholtz via Downtown Josh BrownThe Reformed Broker, Roger NusbaumRandom Roger Blog

Fatal Risk by Roddy Boyd via The AnalystStone Street Advisors

Diary of a Professional Commodity Trader: Lessons from 21 Weeks of Real Trading by Peter L. Brandt via Phil Pearlman Phil Pearlman

How I Made $2 Million in the Stock Market by Nicolas Darvas via Frank Zorrilla ZorTrades

The Ivy Portfolio by Mebane Faber and Eric Richardson via Scott Bell I Heart Wall Street

Creating Value Through Corporate Restructuring: Case Studies in Bankruptcies, Buyouts, and Breakups by Stuart Gilson via MeenaInsider Monkey

Systematic Options Trading by Sergey Izraylevich and Vadim Tsudikman via Jared WoodardCondor Options

The Holy Grail of Macroeconomics by Richard Koo via Cullen Roche – Pragmatic Capitalism

Groundswell:  Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff via Jeff CarterPoints and Figures

Empire of Wealth by John Steele Gordon via Meb FaberWorld Beta

The Little Book that (Still) Beats the Market by Joel Greenblatt via Jeff MillerA Dash of Insight

Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst by Vikram Mansharamani via MacroMonGlobal Macro Monitor

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield via Zack Miller, Tradestreaming

Irrational Exuberance by Robert J. Shiller via Erik Swarts Market Anthropology

Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin via Kid Dynamite Kid Dynamite’s World

Daily Trading Coach by Brett Steenbarger via Derek Hernquist Derek Hernquist

Technical Analysis Using Multiple Time Frames by Brian Shannon via Ivanhoff Ivanhoff Capital

Best Practices for Equity Research Analysts by Jim Valentine via Tom Brakke the research puzzle

Trade With Passion and Purpose by Mark Whistler via John LeeCharts Gone Wild

Meltdown by Tom Woods via David ShvartsmanFinance Trends Matter

Tomorrow we ask which managers the boggers would be willing to hand the keys to their portfolio.

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