A monthly post looking at what books Abnormal Returns readers purchased at Amazon in the prior month has become very popular with our readers. April was a slow month for book sales but informative. I should note that hardcover copies of the Abnormal Returns book are on deep discount over at Amazon, so if you don’t have a copy yet now is your chance. Below are the books (combined print and Kindle) that our readers purchased during April 2013:

The Top Ten

  1. Skating Where the Puck Was: The Correlation Game in a Flat World  by William J. BernsteinInsideBlackBox
  2. Inside the Black Box: A Simple Guide to Quantitative and High Frequency Trading by Rishi K. Narang
  3. Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere by Tadas Viskanta
  4. Quantitative Value: A Practitioner’s Guide to Automating Intelligent Investment and Eliminating Behavioral Error by Wesley Gray and Tobias Carlisle
  5. Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip and Dan HeathDecisive
  6. 50 Psychology Classics: Who We Are, How We Think, What We Do; Insight and Inspiration from 50 Key Books by Tom Butler-Bowdon
  7. The Big Trade: Simple Strategies for Maximum Market Returns by Peter Pham
  8. The Secret Lives of Sports Fans by Eric Simons
  9. The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well by Camille SweeneyQuantValue
  10. The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli

The Next Ten

  1. Hedge Fund Market Wizards by Jack Schwager
  2. The Ivy Portfolio: How to Invest Like the Top Endowments and Avoid Bear Markets by Mebane Faber and Eric Richardson
  3. The Sharp Solution: A Brain-Based Approach for Optimal Performance by Heidi Hanna
  4. The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing by Michael J. Mauboussin
  5. Decide: Better Ways of Making Better Decisions by David Wethey
  6. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  7. The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet by Ramez Naan
  8. The Missing Risk Premium: Why Low Volatility Investing Works by Eric Falkenstein
  9. Traders at Work: How the World’s Most Successful Traders Make Their Living in the Markets by Tim Bourquin
  10. Unconventional Success: A Fundamental Approach to Personal Investment by David Swensen

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.