I wish I knew about these books when I started my PhD

This post collects all the books I wish I knew about when I started my PhD. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have found one that is not in this list.


Getting Things Done (GTD) – David Allen

Deep Work – Cal Newport

Brain chains – Theo Compernolle (I have personally skimmed through certain parts but it has great advices)

The 4-Hour Work Week – Tim Ferriss

Scientific communication

Trees, maps, and theorems – Jean-luc Doumont

Visual Display of Quantitative Information – Edward Tufte

Writing without bullshit – Josh Bernoff

Science (because it is beautiful)

What if? – Randall Munroe