A monthly post looking at what books Abnormal Returns readers purchased at Amazon in the prior month is a great way to scan the month’s most popular finance and investing books. Three new books jumped into the top ten including Zero to One, The Education of a Value Investor and Deep Value. Here are the books (combined print and Kindle) that our readers purchased most often during September 2014:

The Top 10

  1. Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel
  2. Statistics Topics by Salil Mehta
  3. It’s Not All About “Me”: The Top Ten Techniques for Building Quick Rapport with Anyone by Robin Dreeke
  4. The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment by Guy Spier
  5. Deep Value: Why Activist Investors and Other Contrarians Battle for Control of Losing Corporations by Tobias Carlisle
  6. Fortune’s Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street by William Poundstone
  7. Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street by John Brooks
  8. Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions by Gerd Gigerenzer
  9. Why Don’t We Learn from History? by B. H. Liddell Hart
  10. The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned-and Have Still to Learn-from the Financial Crisis by Martin Wolf

The Next 10

  1. Beyond IQ: Scientific Tools for Training Problem Solving, Intuition, Emotional Intelligence, Creativity, and More by Garth Sundem
  2. If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly by William Bernstein
  3. Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull
  4. Rational Expectations: Asset Allocation for Investing Adults by William Bernstein
  5. Rock Breaks Scissors: A Practical Guide to Outguessing and Outwitting Almost Everybody by William Poundstone
  6. The 5 Secrets To Highly Profitable Swing Trading by Ivaylo Ivanov
  7. The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor by Howard Marks
  8. Location Is (Still) Everything: The Surprising Influence of the Real World on How We Search, Shop, and Sell in the Virtual One by David R. Bell
  9. The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection by Michael Harris
  10. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz

Thanks again to everyone who purchased a copy of my book or any other book (or item) during the month. Keep an eye on this space for more book news.