A monthly post looking at what books Abnormal Returns readers purchased at Amazon has become a monthly post for us. There was a bunch of turnover at the top of the list. Readers continue to flock to low-cost e-books and deeply discounted hardcover copies of the Abnormal Returns book. Below are the books (combined print and Kindle) that our readers purchased during September 2013:

The Top 12

  1. Deep Risk: How History Informs Portfolio Design by William J. Bernstein
  2. Bonds Are Not Forever: The Crisis Facing Fixed Income Investors by Simon Lack
  3. Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind by Jocelyn Glei
  4. Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere by Tadas Viskanta
  5. Skating Where the Puck Was: The Correlation Game in a Flat World  by William J. Bernstein
  6. The Manual of Ideas: The Proven Framework for Finding the Best Value Investments by John Mihaljevic
  7. Trading: The Best Of The Best – Top Trading Tips For Our Times edited by Brian Lund
  8. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiousity and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough
  9. Graveland: A Novel by Alan Glynn
  10. Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate by Rose George
  11. The Ages of the Investor: A Critical Look at Life-cycle Investing by William J. Bernstein
  12. The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business by Duff McDonald

The Next 12

  1. The Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life’s Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfections by Norman E. Rosenthal
  2. The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance by David Epstein
  3. 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans by Karl Pillemer
  4. Inside the Black Box: A Simple Guide to Quantitative and High Frequency Trading by Rishi K. Narang
  5. Shareholder Yield: A Better Approach to Dividend Investing by Mebane Faber
  6. The Dao of Capital: Austrian Investing in a Distorted World by Mark Spitznagel
  7. The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing by Michael J. Mauboussin
  8. What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars by Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan
  9. The Art of Value Investing: How the World’s Best Investors Beat the Market by John Heins and Whitney Tilson
  10. The Billionaire’s Apprentice: The Rise of The Indian-American Elite and The Fall of The Galleon Hedge Fund by Anita Raghavan
  11. The PlayBook: An Inside Look at How to Think Like a Professional Trader by Mike Bellafiore
  12. The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work by Scott Berkun

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.