We looked at our Amazon Affiliates account to see what were the most popular books among our readers. We looked at all the data from January through December 20th 2016. Not surprisingly Ben Graham’s The Intelligent Investor was the most popular book – also there are probably more links on the site to the book but we decided to go by total sales and not a percentage of views per sale or different methodology. Anyway, there are some other value investing classics but also some newer books on value investing and some that are less business oriented but have been recommended by famous investors. IE The Lessons of History, by Will Durant recommended by Ray Dalio among others was the second most popular book of the year! See the full list below which includes both Audible books and physical books in descending order of most popular first.

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For those into movies The Big Short was popular among readers almost as much as many of the books on this list (even though the book did not make the list).

Not a book but very popular too among our readers and Amazon currently has a sale All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation) – Black and Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera

Finally, if you are feeling charitable (we get a small percentage of sales – but it costs you nothing) these were among our most expensive items sold

The most popular books are listed below – NOTE: For those into audio books scroll to bottom to see great find on Audible

  1. The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing . A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition) (Collins Business Essentials) by Ben Graham and Jason Zweig
  2. The Lessons of History by Will Durant
  3. How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg
  4. Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger, Expanded Third Edition by Peter D. Kaufman
  5. Inside the Investments of Warren Buffett: Twenty Cases (Columbia Business School Publishing) by Yefei Lu
  6. Why Stocks Go Up and Down, 4E by William H. Pike CFA, Patrick C. Gregory CFA
  7.  Buffettology: The Previously Unexplained Techniques That Have Made Warren Buffett The World by Mary Buffett
  8. Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings by Philip Fisher
  9.  Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond by Bruce Greenwald
  10. The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis
  11. Quality of Earnings by Thornton L. O’glove
  12. Deep Work by Cal Newport
  13. The Art of Short Selling by Kathryn F. Staley
  14. Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini
  15. You Can Be a Stock Market Genius: Uncover the Secret Hiding Places of Stock Market Profits by Joel Greenblatt
  16. Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street by John Brooks
  17. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher, William L. Ury, Bruce Patton
  18. The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb
  19. Stocks That Return 100-to-1 and How To Find Them by Christopher W. Mayer
  20. Getting More: How You Can Negotiate to Succeed in Work and Life by Stuart Diamond
  21. Capital Returns: Investing Through the Capital Cycle: A Money Manager’s Reports 2002-15 by Edward Chancellor
  22. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition by Robert Cialdini

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