A monthly post looking at what books Abnormal Returns readers purchased at Amazon in the prior month has become staple for the blog. A number of new releases cracked the top ten including Josh Brown’s new book which we excerpted this past week. Here are the books (combined print and Kindle) that our readers purchased the most during May 2014:

The Top 10

  1. If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly by William Bernstein
  2. It’s Not All About “Me”: The Top Ten Techniques for Building Quick Rapport with Anyone by Robin Dreeke
  3. Think Like a Freak: How to Think Smarter about Almost Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen Dubner
  4. DREAM BIG: How Jorge Paulo Lemann, Marcel Telles and Beto Sicupira Acquired Anheuser-Busch, Burger King and Heinz and Revolutionized Brazilian Capital by Cristiane Correa
  5. Investing Demystified: How to Invest Without Speculation and Sleepless Nights by Lars Kroijer
  6. Clash of the Financial Pundits: How the Media Influences Your Investment Decisions for Better or Worse by Joshua M. Brown and Jeff Macke
  7. Global Value: How to Spot Bubbles, Avoid Market Crashes, and Earn Big Returns in the Stock Market by Mebane Faber
  8. Reducing the Risk of Black Swans: Using the Science of Investing to Capture Returns With Less Volatility by Larry Swedroe
  9. Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere by Tadas Viskanta
  10. Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty

The Next 10

  1. Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind by Jocelyn Gleil
  2. The Little Book of Market Wizards: Lessons from the Greatest Traders by Jack Schwager
  3. The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success by William Thorndike
  4. Nowcasting The Business Cycle: A Practical Guide For Spotting Business Cycle Peaks by James Picerno
  5. Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time by Brigid Schulte
  6. Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups by David S. Rose
  7. Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation by Tyler Cowen
  8. Money Mania: Booms, Panics, and Busts from Ancient Rome to the Great Meltdown by Bob Swarup
  9. Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions by Gerd Gigerenzer
  10. The Investor’s Paradox: The Power of Simplicity in a World of Overwhelming Choice by Brian Portnoy

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.