A monthly post looking at what books Abnormal Returns readers purchased at Amazon has become staple for the blog. This week we also looked at the most purchased books for the year as well.  There was a bunch of turnover this month due to some highly discounted Kindle books. Here are the books (combined print and Kindle) that our readers purchased the most during December 2013:

The Top 10

  1. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  2. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
  3. Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind by Jocelyn Glei
  4. A Giant Cow-Tipping by Savages: The Boom, Bust, and Boom Culture of M&A by John Weir Close
  5. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams
  6. Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere by Tadas Viskanta
  7. Catching Lightning in a Bottle: How Merrill Lynch Revolutionized the Financial World by Winthrop H. Smith Jr.
  8. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
  9. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiousity and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough
  10. The Manual of Ideas: The Proven Framework for Finding the Best Value Investments by John Mihaljevic

The Next 10

  1. Deep Risk: How History Informs Portfolio Design by William J. Bernstein
  2. Skating Where the Puck Was: The Correlation Game in a Flat World  by William J. Bernstein
  3. Trading: The Best Of The Best – Top Trading Tips For Our Times edited by Brian Lund
  4. The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
  5. The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters by Gregory Zuckerman
  6. Shareholder Yield: A Better Approach to Dividend Investing by Mebane Faber
  7. The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman
  8. The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger by Marc Levinson
  9. The Master Trader + Website: Birinyi’s Secrets to Understanding the Market by Laszlo Birinyi
  10. The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More by Bruce Feilerory

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.