Balchunas_0316Fresh out of book ideas? Just in time for Spring Break 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 monthly post (February) 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: 7 must-read books if you want to get rich from Simon Constable including Jason Zweig’s The Devil’s Financial Dictionary.  (TheStreet)

Book notes: 6 things learned from Greg Ip’s Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe.  (The Waiter’s Pad)

Book review: Quality Investing: Owning the Best Companies for the Long Term by Lawrence Cunningham, Torkell T. Eide and Patrick Hargreaves is “quite good.” (value and opportunity)

Book notes: Looking forward to taking a look at Adaptive Asset Allocation: Dynamic Global Portfolios to Profit in Good Times and Bad by Adam Butler, Michael Philbrick and Rodrigo Gordillo.  (GestaltU)

Book review: Stephen S. Cohen and J. Bradford DeLong authors of Concrete Economics: The Hamilton Approach to Economic Growth and Policy have “written an engrossing, sweeping history of the American economy…”  (Reading the Markets)

Book review: Investment: A History by Norbert Reamer and Jesse Downing tackle adeptly the long history of investment. (Institutional Investor)

Book notes: The ETF marketplace is sophisticated and needed an equal book. Eric Balchunas’ The Institutional ETF Toolbox: How Institutions Can Understand and Utilize the Fast-Growing World of ETFs.  (Reformed Broker)

Book review: The simple message of Tim Maurer’s Simple Money: A No-Nonsense Guide to Personal Finance is “highly recommended.”  (ETF)

Book notes: Peter Conti-Brown in The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve describes some sensible reforms for the Fed.  (Reading the Markets)

Book review: On the pleasure of reading ‘shareholder poison pens’ from Jeff Gramm’s Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism.  (Reading the Markets)

Book review: Ted Seides’ So You Want to Start a Hedge Fund: Lessons for Managers and Allocators is a good investment for aspiring hedge fund managers. (Reading the Markets)

Book review: The Essential Retirement Guide: A Contrarian’s Perspective by Frederick Vettese will make you think.  (Institutional Investor)

Book Q&A: A discussion with Eric Balchunas author of The Institutional ETF Toolbox: How Institutions Can Understand and Utilize the Fast-Growing World of ETFs.  (ETF)

Non-finance books

Book list: Five new thrillers set to hit in 2016 including The Widow by Fiona Barton.  (WSJ)

Book notes: John Grisham has ventured into new territory with his free e-book The Tumor: A Non-Legal Thriller. (Washington Post)

Book review: A. O. Scott’s Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Beauty, Pleasure, and Truth shows readers how criticism works.  (Vox)

Book review: Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War by Fred Kaplan is “a page-turner” and “consistently surprising.”  (NYTimes)

Book list: 18 books that Wall Street is going to take on Spring Break including Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant. (Business Insider)

Book Q&A: A discussion with Dr. Mark Hyman author of Eat Fat, Get Thin: Why the Fat We Eat is the Key to Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health.  (NYTimes)

Book notes: Lessons learned from 101 Things I Learned in Business School by Matthew Frederick and Michael Preis.  (Farnam Street)

Book review: Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg is less focused than his The Power of Habit but is still a “great read.”  (Reading the Markets)

Book notes: Three important ways to give feedback. Insights from Getting it Done: How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge by Roger Fisher and Alan Sharp.  (Farnam Street)

Book notes: Five helpful insights on getting things done from Bernard Roth’s The Achievement Habit.  (Fast Company)

Book review: The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck out of Gambling by Adam Kucharski is a must-read for anyone who bets.  (WSJ)

Book review: The Smartest Places on Earth: Why Rustbelts are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation, by Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker provides hope for former industrial hotspots. (FT)

Book Q&A: How to overcome bias. A discussion with Iris Bohnet author of What Works: Gender Equality by Design.  (Wonkblog)

Book excerpt: There has never been a better time to be divorced. Thoughts from Wendy Paris’ Splitopia: How to Dispatches from Today’s Good Divorce and How to Part Well.  (Quartz)

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