Later this week we will post our regular monthly round-up of our many book-related links. However December is a bit different in that this is the month where everybody comes out with their year-end best-of book lists. Rather than burying these links in the regular linkfest I decided to break them out separately. Please note that the links below is by no means a comprehensive list.
IMPORTANT! Please note that Amazon is still running (through Dec. 12th) a promotion where if you spend $15 on books you can get $5 off. Just use the promo code “GIFTBOOK” at checkout. Remember any purchases you make through the links below help support Abnormal Returns. Happy Holidays!
Memorable: The most memorable books of 2016 including Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong. (Washington Post)
Finance-types: A bunch of finance bigwigs recommend books including The Man Who Knew: The life and Times of Alan Greenspan by Sebastian Mallaby. (Bloomberg)
Economics: The best 5 economics books of 2016 including The Rise and Fall of American Economic Growth: The US Standard of Living Since the Civil War by Robert J. Gordon. (Five Books)
List of lists: A list of the best books lists of 2016 including Nathaniel Philbrick’s Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution. (kottke)
Reader feedback: The best books Farnam Street readers read in 2016 including The Obstacle Is The Way: The Timeless Art Of Turning Trials Into Triumph by Ryan Holiday. (Farnam Street)
Bill Gates: Bill Gates’ favorite books of 2016 including The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future by Gretchen Bakke. (Gates Notes)
Business: For the holidays some great business books including How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race and the Birth of Private Spaceflight by Julian Guthrie. (WSJ)
Some late additions:
Best of: The best books Ben read in 2016 including Judd Apatow’s Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy. (A Wealth of Common Sense)
Best of: A good best of 2016 list including I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong. (The Mission)
Check back in later this week for our regular monthly book link-related post.