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 (November) 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 list: The FT picks its top books of 2015 including Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of Blackberry by Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff.  (FT)

Book review: What Ashvin Chhabra’s The Aspirational Investor: Taming the Markets to Achieve Your Life’s Goals gets right about choosing an investment approach.  (Institutional Investor)

Book list: JP Morgan’s Holiday reading list including America’s Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve by Roger Lowenstein.  (MoneyBeat)

Book review: DIY Financial Advisor: A Simple Solution to Build and Protect Your Wealth by Gray, Vogel and Foulke is “a dynamic, fun, and accessible text…”  (The Finance Professionals’ Post)

Book list: Ten investment books to consider including The Hedge Fund Mirage: The Illusion of Big Money and Why It’s Too Good to be True by Simon Lack.  (Aleph Blog)

Book excerpt: Ten great definitions for passive investors from Jason Zweig’s The Devil’s Financial Dictionary.  (Monevator)

Book recommendation: Jeremy Josse’s Dinosaur Derivatives and Other Trades is “worth reading and pondering.” (Reading the Markets)

Book recommendation: Even long-only investors should read Short Selling: Finding Uncommon Short Ideas by Amit Kumar. (Reading the Markets)

Non-finance books

Book list: The 2015 Farnam Street Members Book List including Black Box Thinking: Why Most People Never Learn from Their Mistakes, But Some Do by Matthew Syed.  (Farnam Street)

Book list: Some great books for the geek in your life including Jenny Lawson’s Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things. (Slate)

Book list: Some underrated books from 2015 including Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight by Margaret Lazarus Dean.  (Slate)

Audiobook list: The best audiobooks of 2015 including H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald. (Slate)

Book list: 100 notable books of 2015 including The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game by Mary Pilon.  (NYTimes)

Book list: The best sports-related books of 2015 including Ed Caesar’s Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon.  (NYTimes)

Book list: Some books for all you parents out there including How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims.  (Grown & Flown)

Book recommendation: Adam Ozimek writes: “Anyone interested in education, social science, or economics should read this book [Hive Mind: How Your Nation’s IQ Matters So Much More Than Your Own].”  (Forbes)

Book recommendation: Arnold Kling, “Overall, the reader of Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe comes away with a sense that we need to learn to think more astutely about risk.”  (EconLog)

Book notes: Why you want to live around smart people. Insights from Garett Jones’ Hive Mind: How Your Nation’s IQ Matters So Much More Than Your Own.  (Quartz)

Book list: The best books Atlantic staffers read in 2015 including Aziz Ansari’s Modern Romance.  (The Atlantic)

Book notes: Why so many different athletes came to read The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday.  (SI)

Book list: Barry Ritholtz picks gifts for the holidays including The Library: A World.  (Big Picture)

Book list: A list of favorite books including The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life by Charles Duhigg. (Castlebar)

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