A monthly post looking at what books Abnormal Returns readers purchased at Amazon in the prior month is now a regular item. So let’s look a August’s purchases. Nearly 56%, 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 August 2012:

  1. The Missing Risk Premium: Why Low Volatility Investing Works by Eric Falkenstein.  (8%)
  2. The Crisis of Crowding: Quant Copycats, Ugly Models, and the New Crash Normal by Ludwig B. Chincarini. (7%)
  3. Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere by Tadas Viskanta. (7%)
  4. Hedge Fund Market Wizards by Jack Schwager. (7%)
  5. The Options Traders Handbook: A Business Framework for Equity and Index Options by Dennis Chen and Mark Sebastian. (5%)
  6. Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World by Christopher Steiner.  (3%)
  7. Dark Pools: High-Speed Traders, A.I. Bandits, and the Threat to the Global Financial System by Scott Patterson.  (2%)
  8. The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: Risk Taking, Gut Feelings and the Biology of Boom and Bust by John Coates.  (1%)
  9. Wait: The Art and Science of Delay by Frank Partnoy.  (1%)
  10. The Alpha Masters: Unlocking the Genius of the World’s Top Hedge Funds by Maneet Ahuja.  (1%)

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 a head’s up.