Inspired by Barry Ritholtz at The Big Picture, I thought it would be interesting to see what books Abnormal Returns readers purchased in May. Almost half, or 46%, of purchases were of a single copy, so I have omitted them here. Below are the books (combined print and Kindle) that our readers purchased and the percentage of sales (rounded) they represent:

  1. Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere by Tadas Viskanta. (15%)
  2. Hedge Fund Market Wizards by Jack Schwager. (12%)
  3. The Alpha Masters: Unlocking the Genius of the World’s Top Hedge Funds by Maneet Ahuja. (10%)
  4. How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen. (5%)
  5. What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite by David DiSalvo. (2%)
  6. Templeton’s Way with Money: Strategies and Philosophy of a Legendary Investor by Jonathan Davis and Alasdair G. M. Nairn. (2%)
  7. The Indomitable Investor: Why a Few Succeed in the Stock Market When Everyone Else Fails by Steven M. Sears.(2%)
  8. The Facebook IPO Primer by Nancy Miller. (1%)
  9. Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream by Whitney L. Johnson. (1%)
  10. The Amateur by Edward Klein. (1%)
  11. The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust by Diana B. Henriques. (1%)
  12. What Works on Wall Street, Fourth Edition: The Classic Guide to the Best-Performing Investment Strategies of All Time by James P. O’Shaughnessy. (1%)
  13. Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern. (1%)
  14. The Big Win: Learning from the Legends to Become a More Successful Investor by Stephen L. Weiss. (1%)

All in all an interesting reading list. As you can see our readers are particularly interested in reading about what some top hedge fund managers have to say. Thanks to everyone who purchased a copy of my book or any other book (or item) during the month. If you found this post interesting please leave a comment and I will do it again next month.