Last month we got a lot of traction with a post looking at what books Abnormal Returns readers purchased at Amazon in May. So we are going to do it again for June. Nearly 42%, of purchases were of a single copy, so I have omitted them. Below are the books (combined print and Kindle) that our readers purchased and the percentage of sales (rounded) they represented for June 2012:

The Bestsellers

  1. Hedge Fund Market Wizards by Jack Schwager. (10%)
  2. Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere by Tadas Viskanta. (6%)
  3. Dark Pools: High-Speed Traders, A.I. Bandits, and the Threat to the Global Financial System by Scott Patterson.  (6%)
  4. Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy F. Baumeister.  (6%)

The Mid-List

  1. Happiness Is a Serious Problem: A Human Nature Repair Manual by Dennis Prager. (3%)
  2. The Alpha Masters: Unlocking the Genius of the World’s Top Hedge Funds by Maneet Ahuja. (3%)
  3. The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: Risk Taking, Gut Feelings and the Biology of Boom and Bust by John Coates.  (3%)
  4. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.  (3%)
  5. How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen. (2%)
  6. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain.  (2%)
  7. The Wallstrip (TM) Edge: Using Trends to Make Money — Find Them, Ride Them, and Get Off by Howard Lindzon.  (2%)
  8. Bull! : A History of the Boom, 1982-1999: What drove the Breakneck Market–and What Every Investor Needs to Know About Financial Cycles by Maggie Mahar. (2%)
  9. The Indomitable Investor: Why a Few Succeed in the Stock Market When Everyone Else Fails by Steven M. Sears.(2%)
  10. What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite by David DiSalvo. (2%)
  11. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson. (2%)

The Rest

  1. The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It by Scott Patterson. (1%)
  2. Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles by Ruchir Sharma.  (1%)
  3. Inside the House of Money, Revised and Updated: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Profiting in the Global Market by Steven Drobny.  (1%)
  4. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (Wiley Investment Classics) by Edwin Lefevre.  (1%)
  5. Templeton’s Way with Money: Strategies and Philosophy of a Legendary Investor by Jonathan Davis and Alasdair G. M. Nairn. (1%)
  6. The Amateur by Edward Klein. (1%)
  7. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber.  (1%)
  8. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt.  (1%)
  9. Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind by Robert Kurzban.  (1%)

We would have liked it if our book came out on top, but all in all an interesting reading list. As you can see our readers are interested with  what top hedge fund managers have to say and how electronic markets are working (or not). Thanks again to everyone who purchased a copy of my book or any other book (or item) during the month. Did you find something interesting to read this month? If so, leave a comment to give every one the head’s up.

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