Book Lists: The Graveyard

So I’ve decided to take some advice that I’ve read and make a graveyard for all the books that I started that I don’t want to finish right now.  Maybe ever.  I have to come to terms with the fact that I don’t like some of these books (or I already got what I wanted out of them and don’t want to finish them), and maybe one day I will but right now sitting on my reading list, it’s just too overwhelming.

The Graveyard (RIP- maybe one day I will finish you…)

Personal Development

  1. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity (52%)
  2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (11%)
  3. Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship With an Entrepreneur (12%)

General Non Fiction

  1. Wild (8%)
  2. Her: A Memoir (6%)
  3. In the Garden of Beasts (4%)
  4. Growing Up Bin Laden (8%)
  5. Catherine the Great (7%)
  6. Steve Jobs (5%)
  7. My Spiritual Journey (Haven’t Started)
  8. Drinking: A Love Story (24%)
  9. The Intelligent Investor (10%)
  10. Beating the Street (27%)
  11. Istanbul: Memories and the City (15%)
  12. Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey (17%)
  13. Classy (50%)
  14. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind (35%)


  1. For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business (10%)
  2. Extraordinary Groups: How Ordinary Teams Can Achieve Extraordinary Results (34%)
  3. Mastering Communication At Work: How To Lead, Manage, and Influence (8%)
  4. Stop Workplace Drama (39%)
  5. Lead, Sell, or Get Out of the Way (36%)
  6. The Brand Gap (18%)
  7. HR Transformation (10%)
  8. Richard Branson: Losing My Virginity (3%)
  9. Exceptional Service, Exceptional Profit: The Secrets of Building a 5 Star Customer Service Organization (18%)


  1. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (12%)
  2. Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Trilogy (haven’t started)
  3. Istanbul Passage (3%)


So here is my  new list:

  • Personal Development:
  1. HBR’s 10 Must Reads: On Managing Yourself (6%)
  2. The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, And Living The Good Life (10%)
  3. The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide To Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex, And Becoming Superhuman (21%)
  4. Mastery (8%)
  5. Are you Really Listening: Keys to Successful Communication (23%)
  6. The Well Spoken Woman: Your Guide To Looking and Sounding Your Best (20%)
  7. Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Great Teams, and Why People Follow (1%)
  • General Non Fiction:
  1. Googled: The End of the World as we Know It (18%)
  2. The First 20 Minutes: The Surprising Science of How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, And Live Longer (10%)
  3. Thinking, Fast and Slow (14%)
  4. Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong: Why We Love France But Not The French (20%)
  5. Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind The Scenes of a New China (32%)
  6. Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior (15%)
  7. The Jordan Rules: The Inside Story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls (15%)
  8. The Art of War (38%)
  9. Toughness: Developing True Strength on and Off the Court (30%)
  10. Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective (1%)
  11. Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made (1%)
  12. Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LIfe (35%)
  13. Flip the Switch and Lose the Weight: Proven Strategies to Fuel Your Metabolism And Burn Fat 24 Hours a Day (17%)
  14. Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos (3%)
  15. The Finishing Touch: Perfecting the Art of Accessorizing (39%)
  16. I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a  Happy Life Without Kids (1%)
  17. Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay Dance Bars (25%)
  18. Inside Steve’s Brain (30%)
  • Business:
  1. HBR’s 10 Must Reads: Strategy (9%)
  2. HBR: On Managing Yourself (6%)
  3. The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success (16%)
  4. The Essential Drucker (Haven’t Started)
  • Fiction:
  1. Immortals of Meluha (90%)
  2. And The Mountains Echoed (11%)

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