A monthly post looking at what books Abnormal Returns readers purchased at Amazon in the prior month has become very popular with our readers. A number of the books on the list were the subject of one our Amazon Money and Markets blog posts. A couple of nice reviews pushed our book back to the top of the list this month which was a very pleasant surprise. Below are the books (combined print and Kindle) that our readers purchased for January 2013:

The Top Ten

  1. Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere by Tadas Viskanta
  2. Skating Where the Puck Was: The Correlation Game in a Flat World  by William J. Bernstein
  3. The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing by Michael J. Mauboussin
  4. The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable by James Owen Weatherall
  5. Quantitative Value: A Practitioner’s Guide to Automating Intelligent Investment and Eliminating Behavioral Error by Wesley Gray and Tobias Carlisle
  6. Market Sense and Nonsense: How the Markets Really Work (and How They Don’t) by Jack Schwager
  7. The Ages of the Investor: A Critical Look at Life-Cycle Investing  by William J. Bernstein
  8. The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money by Carl Richards
  9. Hedge Fund Market Wizards by Jack Schwager
  10. The Missing Risk Premium: Why Low Volatility Investing Works by Eric Falkenstein

The Next Ten

  1. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don’t by Nate Silver
  2. Post Modern Investment: Facts and Fallacies of Growing Wealth in a Multi-Asset World by Garry B. CrowderPOWS_0213
  3. Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition by Michael J. Mauboussin
  4. Way of the Turtle: The Secret Methods that Turned Ordinary People into Legendary Traders by Curtis Faith
  5. Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  6. Backstage Wall Street: An Insider’s Guide to Knowing Who to Trust, Who to Run From, and How to Maximize Your Investments by Joshua Brown
  7. Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry by Helaine Olen
  8. The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well by Camille Sweeney
  9. The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? by Seth Godin
  10. The Trend Following Bible: How Professional Traders Compound Wealth and Manage Risk by Andrew Abraham

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.