Need some book ideas? Just in time for the holidays you can check out the book-related links from over the past month. For even more book ideas can also check out the previous edition of this linkfest, or our latest (October) monthly post of the most popular books among Abnormal Returns readers. Remember anything you buy from Amazon through these links goes to support the site. Enjoy!

Finance books

Book notes: Wes Gray, Jack Vogel and David Foulke’s most recent book, DIY Financial Advisor: A Simple Solution to Build and Protect Your Wealth should have a “permanent place” on your financial bookshelf. (GestaltU)

Book review: The Devil’s Financial Dictionary by Jason Zweig is “savagely amusing.” (Reading the Markets)

Book review: Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security by Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Philip Moeller, and Paul Solman is a must-read for anyone who wants to maximize their benefits.  (Enterprising Investor)*

Book review: The Devil’s Financial Dictionary by Jason Zweig is ” just a sheer delight.” (ETF)

Book list: The best non-fiction books of 2015 including Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics by Richard Thaler.  (Marginal Revolution)

Book notes: Cullen Roche says The Devil’s Financial Dictionary by Jason Zweig “witty and brilliant.” (Pragmatic Capitalism)

Non-finance books

Book notes: The China Boom by Ho-fung Hung asks whether China will rule the world.  (Reading the Markets)

Book notes: The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book about Relationships by Neil Strauss is a big change from the author of The Game.  (Quartz)

Book notes: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe by Greg Ip is “an intriguing new book.” (Reading the Markets)

Book review: The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji López-Alt pays obsessive attention to details. (New Yorker)

Book notes: For renewable energy to spread we need more rare earth metals. A look at David S. Abraham’s The Elements of Power: Gadgets, Guns and the Struggle for a Sustainable Future in the Rare Metal Age.  (New Scientist)

Book review: Thirsty Dragon: China’s Lust for Bordeaux and the Threat to the World’s Best Wines by Suzanne Mustacich gets the history of wine and China right.  (FT)

Book notes: How Warren Zanes, formerly of the Del Fuegos, came to write about the great Tom Petty: The Biography. (Freakonomics Radio)

Book news: Steve Silberman’s Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity is the first popular non-fiction book to win the Samuel Johnson Prize. (Guardian)

Book notes: Some lessons learned from 101 Things I Learned in Engineering School by John Kuprenas and Matthew Frederick (Farnam Street)

Book review: Garett Jones’ Hive Mind: How Your Nation’s IQ Matters So Much More Than Your Own is a “wonderful book.”  (EconLog)

Book news: Martin Ford’s The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future won the FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. (FT)

Book list: The best books of year from Arnold Kling including Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe by Greg Ip.  (askblog)

Book list: The best business books of the year picked by Bryan Burroughs including The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory by John Seabrook.  (WSJ)

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*Please note recent changes in Social Security rules make this book outdated. Buyer beware.