Fresh out of book ideas? Just in time for the big winter storm you can check out the book-related links from the past month. For even more book ideas can check out the previous edition of this linkfest, or our latest (December) 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: Ben Carlson highlights his favorite books from 2015 including The Incredible Shrinking Alpha by Larry Swedroe and Andrew Berkin.  (A Wealth of Common Sense)

Book review: Heroes and Villains of Finance: The 50 Most Colourful Characters in the History of Finance by A. Baldwin is a mixed bag.  (Enterprising Investor)

Book list: The best money-related reads from 2015 including John Kay’s Other People’s Money: The Real Business of Finance.  (Monevator)

Book review: “Faber’s book [Invest with the House: Hacking the Top Hedge Funds] not only offers investment ideas but is fun to read.” (Reading the Markets)

Book notes: Learn how to save and other lessons from Harold Pollack and Helaine Olen’s The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to be Complicated.  (PBS)

Book review:Wall Street Potholes is recommended for anyone interested in achieving better investment performance.”  (CFA Institute)

Book review: Digital Wealth: An Automatic Way to Invest Successfully by Simon Moore provides investors an overview of wealth management algorithms. (Reading the Markets)

Book notes: “In summary, investors will likely find DIY Financial Advisor a well-reasoned, accessible and useful translation of financial markets research into simple personal practice.”  (CXOAG)

Non-finance books

Book review: How to Have a Good Day: How to Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life by Caroline Webb briskly summarizes the psychological literature in regards to the workplace.  (FT)

Book list: Top 20 books read in 2015 including Ashlee Vance’s Elon Musk: SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.  (How to Be An Analyst)

Book insights: Ten commandments for aspiring Superforecasters. Insights from Philip Tetlock’s Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction.  (Farnam Street)

Book review: Martin Ford’s The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future is both “bleak” and “hopeful.” (Institutional Investor)

Book review: Why Cal Newport thinks you should schedule your life more deeply. Insights from Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World(Reading the Markets)

Book list: Five books that put some life in the “dismal science” including Chicagonomics: The Evolution of Chicago Free Market Economics by Lanny Ebstein.  (Bloomberg View)

Book list: Some good books read on vacation from Brad Feld including The Term Sheet: A Startup Thriller Novel by Lucas Carlson.  (Brad Feld)

Book notes: How to escape the clutches of depression. Insights from Alex Korb’s The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time. (Larry Swedroe)

Book notes: Decluttering will save you time over the long run. Insights from Marie Kondo’s Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up.  (Washington Post)

Book notes: Three notes about creativity from Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire. (NYMag)

Book notes: Writing is thinking on the page. Insights from 101 Things I Learned in Law School by Matthew Frederick and Vibeke Norgaard Martin.  (Farnam Street)

Book notes: Lessons learned from Greg Ip’s Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safge.  (EconLog)

Book review: Why Maria Konnikova’s The Confidence Game: Why We Fall For It…Every Time is important in the Internet age. (FT)

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