A monthly post looking at what books Abnormal Returns readers purchased at Amazon has become staple for the blog. We thought it might be fun to take a look at the top ten purchases for the year as a whole. Abnormal Returns readers have been taking advantage of low-cost Kindle deals like for our #2 item Thinking Fast and Slow. Here are the books (combined print and Kindle) that our readers purchased the year 2013*:

  1. Skating Where the Puck Was: The Correlation Game in a Flat World  by William J. Bernstein
  2. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  3. Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind by Jocelyn Glei
  4. Quantitative Value: A Practitioner’s Guide to Automating Intelligent Investment and Eliminating Behavioral Error by Wesley Gray and Tobias Carlisle
  5. The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing by Michael J. Mauboussin
  6. Deep Risk: How History Informs Portfolio Design by William J. Bernstein
  7. Trading: The Best Of The Best – Top Trading Tips For Our Times edited by Brian Lund
  8. Shareholder Yield: A Better Approach to Dividend Investing by Mebane Faber
  9. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
  10. The Art of Value Investing: How the World’s Best Investors Beat the Market by John Heins and Whitney Tilson

Thanks again to everyone who purchased a copy of my book or any other book (or item) during the year. Keep your eye out for new and interesting items in the new year.

*Excluding Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere by Tadas Viskanta