18 Books Every Graduate Student Should Read

1. Dissertation and Theses from Start to Finish by Judith Cone

2. The Compleat Academic: A Career Guide by John Darley

3. Ms. Mentor: Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia by Emily Toth

4. Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day by Joan Bolker

5. The Smart Way to Your PhD: 200 secrets from 100 graduates by Dora Farkas

6. The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career: A Portable Mentor for Scholars from Graduate School Through Tenure by John Goldsmith

7. Surviving Graduate School in Psychology: A Pocket Mentor by Tara Kuthers

8. The Smart Way to Your Ph.D.: 200 secrets from 100 graduates by Dora Farkas,

9. 168 hours by Laura Vanderkam – yes I know that this has nothing to do with your PhD, but her time-management tips are awesome

10. Getting Things Done by David Allen

11. Succeeding in Graduate School: The Career Guide for Psychology Students by Steven Walfish

12. Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student’s Guide to Earning a Master’s or PhD by Robert L. Peters

13. Graduate Study for the Twenty-First Century: How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities by Gregory Colon Semenza

14. Playing the Game: The Streetsmart Guide to Graduate School  by Frederick Frank

15. A Ph.D. is Not Enough! A Guide to Survival in Science by  Peter J. Feibelman 

16. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

17. Grad School Rulz 

18. The Idea Factory by Pepper White



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