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 couple of post (here and here) related to Gray and Carlisle’s Quantitative Value: A Practitioner’s Guide to Automating Intelligent Investment and Eliminating Behavioral Error pushed the book to the top of this month’s list. Below are the books (combined print and Kindle) that our readers purchased for February 2013:

The Top Nine

  1. Quantitative Value: A Practitioner’s Guide to Automating Intelligent Investment and Eliminating Behavioral Error by Wesley Gray and Tobias Carlisle
  2. Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere by Tadas Viskanta
  3. Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets by James Rogers
  4. The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well by Camille Sweeney
  5. The Big Trade: Simple Strategies for Maximum Market Returns by Peter Pham
  6. The Missing Risk Premium: Why Low Volatility Investing Works by Eric Falkenstein
  7. Market Sense and Nonsense: How the Markets Really Work (and How They Don’t) by Jack Schwager
  8. Skating Where the Puck Was: The Correlation Game in a Flat World  by William J. Bernstein
  9. The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing by Michael J. Mauboussin

The Rest

  1. Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas TalebStreetSmarts_0313
  2. Hedge Fund Market Wizards by Jack Schwager
  3. Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking by Susan Cain
  4. The Ages of the Investor: A Critical Look at Life-Cycle Investing  by William J. Bernstein
  5. The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money by Carl Richards
  6. The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success by William Thorndike
  7. Traders at Work: How the World’s Most Successful Traders Make Their Living in the Markets by Tim Bourquin

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.