A monthly post looking at what books Abnormal Returns readers purchased at Amazon has become very popular with our readers. There was not a lot of turnover a the top of the list this month as Abnormal Returns readers take advantage of some special deals on Kindle versions of some popular books and deeply discounted hardcover copies of the Abnormal Returns book. Below are the books (combined print and Kindle) that our readers purchased during August 2013:

The Top 12

  1. Trading: The Best Of The Best – Top Trading Tips For Our Times edited by Brian Lund
  2. The Art of Value Investing: How the World’s Best Investors Beat the Market by John Heins and Whitney Tilson
  3. Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind by Jocelyn Glei
  4. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiousity and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough
  5. The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing by Michael J. Mauboussin
  6. Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere by Tadas Viskanta
  7. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  8. Be Excellent at Anything: The Four Keys To Transforming the Way We Work and Live by Tony Schwartz
  9. Skating Where the Puck Was: The Correlation Game in a Flat World  by William J. Bernstein
  10. 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans by Karl Pillemer
  11. Shareholder Yield: A Better Approach to Dividend Investing by Mebane Faber
  12. The Indomitable Investor: Why a Few Succeed in the Stock Market When Everyone Else Fails by Steven M. Sears

The Next 12

  1. Circle of Friends: The Massive Federal Crackdown on Insider Trading—and Why the Markets Always Work Against the Little Guy by Charlie Gasparino
  2. Hedge Hogs: The Cowboy Traders Behind Wall Street’s Largest Hedge Fund Disaster by Barbara Dreyfuss
  3. Investing: The Last Liberal Art by Robert G. Hagstrom
  4. Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed
  5. The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller
  6. 7Twelve: A Diversified Investment Portfolio with a Plan by Craig L. Israelsen
  7. Modern Security Analysis: Understanding Wall Street Fundamentals by Martin J. Whitman
  8. The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli
  9. The Missing Risk Premium: Why Low Volatility Investing Works by Eric Falkenstein
  10. The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong by Chris Anderson
  11. The PlayBook: An Inside Look at How to Think Like a Professional Trader by Mike Bellafiore
  12. The Rookie’s Guide to Options; 2nd edition: The Beginner’s Handbook of Trading Equity Options by Mark Wolfinger

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.