Each month we like to round-up all of our book-related links. This month is a little different because most of these links did not appear in one our daily linkfests. Items marked with a star (*) have NOT appeared prior. You can also check out the previous edition of this linkfest, or our latest monthly (May) 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!


Review: Gary Antonnaci’s Dual Momentum: An Innovative Strategy for Higher Returns with Lower Risk outlines a strategy that readers can actually implement. (QuantStrat TradeR)

*Review: “Whether you’re a newbie to Trend Following or live by the trend following rules religiously, [Michael] Covel’s books are the definitive source on all things trend following..”  (RCM Alternatives)

*Review: Your Complete Guide to Factor-Based Investing: The Way Smart Money Invests Today by Andrew L. Berkin and Larry E. Swedroe is “invaluable to practitioners.”  (FAJ)

*Book list: David Englander’s ten favorite investing books including Dear Chairman by Jeff Gramm.  (Barron’s)

Review: Jonathan Clements on Meir Statman’s Finance for Normal People, “Put the book on your bedside table and occasionally dip into one of the chapters. It’ll help you figure out what wants you have—and help you avoid costly cognitive and emotional errors.”  (Humble Dollar)

*List: The top ten books you should read to learn about investing including The Intelligent Investor by Ben Graham. (Meb Faber)

*Review: An in-depth review of Book of Value: The Fine Art of Investing Wisely by Anurag Sharma.  (Value Walk)

*List: The ultimate summer reading list for financial advisors including Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths.  (Nerd’s Eye View)

Recommendation: Fred Wilson, “If you like math, cards, and/or investing, I am sure you will enjoy this book [Ed Thorpe’s A Man For All Markets] as much as I am.”  (A VC)

*Review: Mihir A. Desai’s The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return is “highly recommended.”  (Reading the Markets)

*Review: Ed Thorp’s A Man for All Markets is a must-read for anyone walking the ‘tightrope between risk and return.’  (Willmott)

*Notes: A talks with Gary Smith author of Money Machine: The Surprisingly Simple Power of Value Investing.  (ThinkAdvisor)

*Excerpt: An introduction to Meir Statman’s Finance for Normal People: How Investors and Markets Behave.  (SSRN)

Review: Howard Lindzon, “Every entrepreneur should read the book [Shoe Dog by Phil Knight].”  (Howard Lindzon)


Book notes: Why popularity matters. A look at Mitch Prinstein’s Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World.  (The Atlantic)

*Review: Even the Odds: Sensible Risk-Taking in Business, Investing, and Life by Karen Firestone is “essential reading.”  (FAJ)

*Q&A: With Richard Prum author of The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World on the role of attraction in evolution.  (The Verge)

*Recommendation: Bill Gates suggested new graduates should read Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature.  (Washington Post)

*Review: Eric Barker’s Barking Up the Wrong Tree is a “first-rate read—illuminating, humorous, and compassionate.”  (Reading the Markets)

*List: Want to give a better talk? Tim Harford has a list including Jonathan Swabisch’s Better Presentations: A Guide to Scholars, Researchers and Wonks.  (Tim Harford)

*Q&A: We’re all self-delusional. A talk with Tasha Eurich author of Insight: Why We’re Not as Self-Aware as We Think.  (The Verge)

*Review: Richard Ocejo’s Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Economy is well-observed.  (WSJ)

*Q&A: On the state of the American grocery store. A talk with Michael Ruhlman author of Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America.  (The Atlantic)

List: Five books Bill Gates recommends for this summer including Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.  (Gates Notes)

*Q&A: A talk with Robert Sapolsky author of Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst.  (Vice)

*Profile: Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome by Ty Tashiro is part memoir, part science book. (Washington Post)

*Notes: The Descent of Man by Grayson Perry argues masculinity is ill-suited for modern life.  (The Atlantic)

List: JP Morgan’s list of eleven books for summer including Steven Poole’s Rethink: The Surprising History of New Ideas.  (BI)

*Notes: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz in Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are shows how search data belies what we say in real life.  (The Atlantic)

*Recommendation: Shane Parrish thinks Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a “great book” that is “impossible to summarize.”  (Outlook Business)

Don’t forget to check in with us on July 1st when we highlight the best-selling books on the site from June 2017.