A monthly post looking at what books Abnormal Returns readers purchased at Amazon in the prior month has become very popular with our readers. It serves as a great list for readers looking for investment-related books for everyone on their holiday list. The top two books on the list were the subject of one our Amazon Money and Markets blog posts. Nearly 36% of purchases were of a single copy so I have omitted them. Below are the books (combined print and Kindle) that our readers purchased for November 2012:

The Bestsellers

  1. The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing by Michael J. Mauboussin
  2. Market Sense and Nonsense: How the Markets Really Work (and How They Don’t) by Jack Schwager
  3. Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  4. What’s Behind the Numbers?: A Guide to Exposing Financial Chicanery and Avoiding Huge Losses in Your Portfolio by John Del Vecchio
  5. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don’t by Nate Silver
  6. The Value Investors: Lessons from the World’s Top Fund Managers by Ronald Chan
  7. Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere by Tadas Viskanta
  8. The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick by Benoit Mandelbrot
  9. 48 and Counting: A Story of Money, Love and Bicycling by Jonathan Clements
  10. Mastery by Robert Greene

The Rest

  1. Hedge Fund Market Wizards by Jack Schwager
  2. Misunderstanding Financial Crises: Why We Don’t See Them Coming by Gary Gorton
  3. The Art & Science of Technical Analysis: Market Structure, Price Action & Trading Strategies by Adam Grimes
  4. The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money by Carl Richards
  5. The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity by Steven H. Strogatz
  6. The Missing Risk Premium: Why Low Volatility Investing Works by Eric Falkenstein
  7. Automate This by Christopher Steiner
  8. Fooling Some of the People All of the Time, A Long Short (and Now Complete) Story by David Einhorn
  9. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiousity and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough
  10. Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos
  11. Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better by Doug Lemov
  12. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
  13. The Clash of Cultures: Investment vs. Speculation by John Bogle
  14. The Half-life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date by Samuel Arbesman
  15. The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything by Jason Kelly
  16. The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success by Kevin Dutton
  17. The Zeitgeist Investor: Unlocking The Mind of the Market by Tim Richards
  18. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

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.