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Book list for CAT aspirants
by Total Gadha - Thursday, 31 January 2008, 12:53 PM
  Read all of them before November 16th

1. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint Exupery
2. Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Bach
3. Illusions - Richard Bach
4. Bridge Across Forever - Richard Bach
5. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
6. 100 years of solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
7. Love in the time of cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
8. Catcher in the rye - J.D. Salinger
9. To kill a mocking bird - Harper Lee
10. The bridges of madison county - Robert James Waller
11. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
12. Love Story - Erich Segal
13. The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
14. Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
15. We the people - Ayn Rand
16. Nana - Emile Zola
17. A Farewell to arms - Ernest Hemingway
18. Across the river and into the trees - Ernest Hemingway
19. The old man and the sea - Ernest Hemingway
20. Jeeves and wooster( this is a series consisting of about 50 books
approx.) - PG Wodehouse
(Russian authors)
21. Anna karenina - Leo Tolstoy
22. War and peace - Leo Tolstoy
23. A collection of Short stories - Maxim Gorky
24. Notes from the underground - Fyodor Dostoevsky
25. Crime and Punishment -Fyodor Dostoevsky
26. The brothers karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevsky
27. The Double - Fyodor Dostoevsky
28. The Devils - Fyodor Dostoevsky
29. The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoevsky
30. Short Stories - Anton Chekhov
31. Grapes of wrath - John Steinbeck
32. East  of Eden -John Steinbeck
33. Nineteen Eighty four - George Orwell
34. Animal Farm -  George Orwell
35. Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance - Robert M. Pirsig
36. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
37. Exodus - Leon Uris
38. Steppenwolf - Hermann Hesse
39. The Glass Bead Game - Hermann Hesse
40. Siddharta - Hermann Hesse
41. Damien - Hermann Hesse
42. Heart Of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
43. Collection of short stories - Guy De Maupassant
44. Half a Life - V.S. Naipaul
45. Memories of madness 1947 - Khushwant Singh, Manto etc.
46. Gora - Rabindranath Tagore
47. Midnight's children - Salman Rushdie
48. Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie
49. Shalimar the clown - Salman Rushdie
50. The Harry Potter series( 6 books) - J.K . Rowling
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Manish Kashyap - Thursday, 31 January 2008, 02:11 PM
 

TG,

Thanks a lot .

Regards,

Manish

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by a a - Thursday, 31 January 2008, 11:03 PM
 

Thanks a lot..

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Dagny Taggart - Friday, 1 February 2008, 01:36 PM
  Lord of the Rings
India Unbound
Freedom at Midnight
Hitchhiker's Guide to Galaxy
Agony and Ecstasy
Lust for Life
Godfather







Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Alpa dedhia - Friday, 1 February 2008, 02:35 PM
 

done smile

i have read few of em ... will read all the unread one's by 16 Nov 2008 smile

 

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Small Wonder - Friday, 1 February 2008, 09:36 PM
 

Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger - My personal favourite!

It's a masterpiece!

Small Wonder!

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by avijit mohapatra - Saturday, 2 February 2008, 08:51 AM
  Hi TG
       i am new to the site and have really found the site very useful.
       Given the fact that i am doing my Btech, and dont have much time after 8 hrs of class is it but necessary to read the 50 books specified by you before writing CAT.Well i do read a couple of newspapers(just the editorials ,sometimestongueout)-TOI and Hindu(inspired by you).I would be grateful if you suggest some material having text as recondite as CAT paper and it would be really helpful if you could suggest some e-books dealing with diverse topics,as asked in the CAT.
Waiting for my first reply from the Gadha.......
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Total Gadha - Saturday, 2 February 2008, 02:12 PM
 

Hi Avijit,

I doubt that there is any alternative to these novels; you are trying to find an easy way out. smile

Total Gadha

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by anant chaube - Wednesday, 6 February 2008, 09:20 PM
  TG sir and Dagny Mam ,
 where do i find all these books?????i cannot buy all of them ....can u suggest some site on net whr i can get some of these books..... atleast to start with.......... tnxxx.... in advance...... <TG rocksss>
                    
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Dagny Taggart - Thursday, 7 February 2008, 12:34 PM
  Hi Anant,

You can take a membership of a library in your city.

Dagny
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Alpa dedhia - Thursday, 7 February 2008, 09:36 PM
  catcher in the rye completed blush

next What Ho,Jeeves smile
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Dagny Taggart - Thursday, 7 February 2008, 10:22 PM
  OMG Alpa,

I thought these books were for leisure reading and not a TASK. I think I need to talk to TG, he is putting too much strain on my students.big grin
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Alpa dedhia - Friday, 8 February 2008, 12:19 PM
  No dagny

I always have a book in hand.. i am just trying to read books from  TG's list .. I travel for almost 4 hours a day ... i always read novels during travelling ..

All i am trying to do is make others fall in love with books wink

Reading cannot take the form of TASK ... not for me atleast big grin
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by gaurav anand - Saturday, 9 February 2008, 01:43 PM
 

hi all,

you can try esnips.com for downloading books.it's good.

waiting for your responses....

gaurav

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Little Star - Wednesday, 27 February 2008, 02:11 PM
  plz Read AANE ENRIGHT smile  THE GATHERING its nice book

win MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2007


Little Star
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by yetandra Adireddy - Tuesday, 11 March 2008, 04:15 PM
  TG & Dagny,

I have collected the e-books for almost all the books mentioned from various sources.
I wish to post them here, so that it useful for all.but file is coming around 66 MB. vat should I do. pl help.....

If any body wants to download e-books to visit the site
www.e-snips.com,and in orkut u can find the links for books in various communities


Bhavani
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Total Gadha - Tuesday, 11 March 2008, 05:43 PM
  Hi Yetandra,

Upload the books either one at a time or two-three at a time. smile

Total Gadha
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Anupam Uppal - Monday, 14 April 2008, 03:09 AM
  give us the link of these uploaded books...

thanks in advance....
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by jayesh nema - Monday, 14 April 2008, 01:44 PM
  Hi Yetendra my mail id is jayesh.nema.t2@gmail.com
I will be grateful to you if you could mail me the soft copies of these books .

Thanks & Regards
Jayesh Nema
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by vikas malik - Tuesday, 15 April 2008, 09:55 AM
  One book that I would like to suggest.

"The Future of India - Politics, Economics and Governance" - Bimal Jalan
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by jojo jacob - Thursday, 17 April 2008, 02:32 AM
 

The list given is "unrealistic."

I would suggest a more pragmatic approach. Read some selected articles written by the above mentioned authors. Without Karl Marx and Nietzsche, the list is incomplete. One of my friend's who cracked CAT suggested that J. Krishnamurthy's writings is a must.

 

 

 

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by yetandra Adireddy - Thursday, 17 April 2008, 04:11 PM
  Dear TGites,

For the ebook copies of the above list..
Pl visit the below.
I will be uploading all the files very soon....

http://www.esnips.com/web/Novels-English

thank you & all the best

Yetandra
IBS-M(2008-10)
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Hillbilly Boy - Thursday, 17 April 2008, 04:29 PM
  it is WE THE LIVING and not WE THE PEOPLE...
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Dagny Taggart - Thursday, 17 April 2008, 04:35 PM
  Yatendra,

Well! good to see your signaturesmile Congrats. Now you have become a Senior Gadha of the Gadha Gangbig grin !
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Narasimhan Varadhan - Saturday, 19 April 2008, 09:26 PM
  Ayn Rynd Atlas Shrugged is huge smile i guess john galts speech is enough as i think it is sort of a synopsis of the book.But i see it holds a special place in TG :D along with doestevsky i wd suggest Mikhail Bulgakov (Master and Margarita )and Solzhenitsyn (Gulag Archipelago) well they are russian masters too :D .
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Narasimhan Varadhan - Saturday, 19 April 2008, 09:27 PM
  yup u need nietzsche too smile
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by PUSHPENDRA RAWAT - Wednesday, 30 April 2008, 07:50 PM
  thanks yetandra...the link to the site wasa great help.
m looking 4ward for more such useful uploads...
thanks.
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by subramanyam medisetty - Thursday, 1 May 2008, 05:51 PM
 

Hello all,

First of all thanks to TG for giving superb directions and taking so much pain. I really appreciate your efforts TG as well Dagny Traggart..

Mr. Yetandra Adireddy, thanks to you too for making the books available in the net as I can't buy them..

VIJETHA

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Alpa dedhia - Sunday, 4 May 2008, 02:17 PM
  Tg

The little prince mast must hai to read  smile

Alpa
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by jasdeep singh - Monday, 5 May 2008, 07:58 PM
  Hi TG,
Please tell me whether it is possible to read this bundle of books since we also have to study for CAT and solving sample papers.
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Total Gadha - Monday, 5 May 2008, 08:09 PM
  Hi Jasdeep,

What if I tell you that your verbal section depends on it? Would you still mention your constraints? smile

Total Gadha
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Chiranth Manjunath - Tuesday, 6 May 2008, 12:38 PM
  Hi everyone.. I hav 33 of the books listed here...
All 33 r available from www.esnips.com.
But i could find only 33. Highlighted ones are the ones which I could find.

1. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint Exupery
2. Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Bach
3. Illusions - Richard Bach
4. Bridge Across Forever - Richard Bach
5. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
6. 100 years of solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
7. Love in the time of cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

8. Catcher in the rye - J.D. Salinger
9. To kill a mocking bird - Harper Lee
10. The bridges of madison county - Robert James Waller
11. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
12. Love Story - Erich Segal
13. The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
14
. Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
15. We the people - Ayn Rand
16. Nana - Emile Zola
17
. A Farewell to arms - Ernest Hemingway
18. Across the river and into the trees - Ernest Hemingway
19. The old man and the sea - Ernest Hemingway
20. Jeeves and wooster( this is a series consisting of about 50 books
approx.) - PG Wodehouse
(Russian authors)
21. Anna karenina - Leo Tolstoy
22. War and peace - Leo Tolstoy
23. A collection of Short stories - Maxim Gorky
24. Notes from the underground - Fyodor Dostoevsky
25. Crime and Punishment -Fyodor Dostoevsky
26. The brothers karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevsky
27. The Double - Fyodor Dostoevsky
28. The Devils - Fyodor Dostoevsky
29. The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoevsky
30. Short Stories - Anton Chekhov
31. Grapes of wrath - John Steinbeck
32. East  of Eden -John Steinbeck
33. Nineteen Eighty four - George Orwell
34. Animal Farm -  George Orwell
35. Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance - Robert M. Pirsig

36. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
37. Exodus - Leon Uris
38. Steppenwolf - Hermann Hesse
39. The Glass Bead Game - Hermann Hesse
40. Siddharta - Hermann Hesse
41. Damien - Hermann Hesse
42. Heart Of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
43. Collection of short stories - Guy De Maupassant
44. Half a Life - V.S. Naipaul
45. Memories of madness 1947 - Khushwant Singh, Manto etc.
46. Gora - Rabindranath Tagore
47. Midnight's children - Salman Rushdie
48. Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie
49. Shalimar the clown - Salman Rushdie
50. The Harry Potter series( 6 books) - J.K . Rowling
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by jasdeep singh - Tuesday, 6 May 2008, 07:59 PM
  Thanks tg,
I get answer of my query. Thanks to show me right
path.Really your words boost my Confidence.
Thanks.......
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by jasdeep singh - Tuesday, 6 May 2008, 08:14 PM
  hi chiranth manjunath,
Firstly you did a great job by posting the source of 33 usefull books out of 50 mentioned by our great TG.You mentioned the name of site from where we can download these books.But sorry bro i didn't find any book from that site. Please tell me the complete path on that site to get these books.......
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by . . - Saturday, 10 May 2008, 03:01 PM
 

go to www.esnips.com, then enter the name & author of the book in the "serach" option.

just click go and you will get the results of the search from where you can download the books.

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by jack sparrow - Monday, 12 May 2008, 02:04 PM
 

Hi Dagny & TG,

A realistic analysis:

Total number of novels you have mentioned: 50+50+6-1-1 = 104

Number of day left before the Doomsday = 190

It comes about more than half of a novel a day...

If I assume average novel size as 500 page... and then have to read 250 pages a day... which will take around say 6 hours (again safest assumption).

I appreciate the effort Dagny put to list the novels for us. I am thankful to you people. I will try to improve my reading habit.

But does "CAT" really require that ?????????? 

As in people who can solve merely 7 question with 100% accuracy in 50 minutes(even people who are slowest can do it) can fetch IIMA call (provided they do well in other two sections too).. What they need is accuracy and practice of the question-types that are asked in CAT.

With thanks,

JACK

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Chiranth Manjunath - Monday, 12 May 2008, 03:03 PM
  Hi Jasdeep, I hav downloaded all the books from the same website (esnips.com)
If u search without registering it wont show up all the results.
Register and try it out once.
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Total Gadha - Monday, 12 May 2008, 03:36 PM
  Hi Jack,

Two things:
First, see the date I posted the list on. A student can reduce it according to the time available now. smile

Second, your sweet statement: What they need is accuracy and practice of the question-types that are asked in CAT. The book list was for improving accuracy and practice only because CAT concentrates on reading skills. I happened to meet an IIML proff who was also a question setter for CAT 07. He said they wanted to make a paper which tested reading skills.

Total Gadha
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Himanshu Jaggi - Tuesday, 13 May 2008, 07:39 PM
 

Hi TG,

Hv read..

Animal Farm, 1984,Love Story, Rebecca, Anthem, Man eating of Leopard, Of Human Bondage, Mocking Bird, Siddhartha, Hound of Baskervilles..

Thanks

Himanshu Jaggi

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by jasdeep singh - Wednesday, 14 May 2008, 12:47 PM
  hi Chiranth Manjunath,
Thanks for showing me the way to access suggested books and i have got all these books from esnips.com.
thanks and have a gud day...........
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by juli yadav - Monday, 19 May 2008, 04:16 PM
  hismile jasdeep
will u plz tell me how i can download these books frm d site www.e-spins.com??as i tried it bt i was really confused how to download the books frm here?so plz  help me how can i get d books listed thr frm d site ..plz plz its ma humble request to u.

thx .
juli..

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by juli yadav - Monday, 19 May 2008, 04:22 PM
  hi chiranth manjunath,
Firstly u did a gr8 job by posting the source of 33 usefull books out of 50 mentioned by our great TG.u mentioned the name of site from where we can download these books.But sorry dear i didn't find any book from that site. Please tell me the complete path on that site to get these books.......paleez....
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by nirmesh sinha - Monday, 19 May 2008, 07:53 PM
 

i hav not read a single one..sad

couldn't able to manage time.. need to plan seriously

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by jasdeep singh - Tuesday, 20 May 2008, 11:53 AM
  Hi J.yadav,
Its nt too tough as you are thinking.Just write the name of novel in SEARCH option and get it within seconds.
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Dagny Taggart - Tuesday, 20 May 2008, 12:30 PM
  Hi Nirmesh,

You can strat with
To kill a mocking bird
The Alchemist
Tuesdays with Morrie
Farewell to Arms
Cather in the Rye
Rebecca
We the Living

They are not very thick books so, you would be able to finish them quickly. smile Also, even if you don't get time to read novels. read Economist regularly.

Dagny
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by nirmesh sinha - Tuesday, 20 May 2008, 03:18 PM
  As such mam, i brought Arvindo Ghosh Biography and ekhart tolle's Power of Now.
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by jasdeep singh - Thursday, 22 May 2008, 02:46 PM
  Hi T.G sir/Daggny mam,
You Earlier pointed out that reading of all 50 books is must for the verbal-RC point of view.Ok I agree but Pardon me my reading speed is not as gud as one must have to read all of them.Luckly,I have already red 10, and it took a lot of time for reading them.
Now What i want to know from you is that what is the best way to read anything else like newspaper ,novels bla.. ..bla..bla.Should we go through the meaning of each difficult words while reading or skip them.
Please reply.......
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Dagny Taggart - Friday, 23 May 2008, 08:43 AM
  Hi Jasdeep,

The point is that you read; speed and comprehension will start building eventually. Definitely look for the difficult meanings otherwise next time also when you come across these words, you will be as ignorant as before.smile

Dagny
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Dhawal Desai - Friday, 23 May 2008, 11:52 AM
 

Hi TG n Dagny

I want to thank you both for this great list of books.I'm going to appear for CAT 2009 so I have enough amount of time to complete all of them.But I'm also very much interested in reading books pertaining to psychology,self-help and biographies.Please suggest some good books from that section.

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by gaurav kumar - Monday, 26 May 2008, 01:51 AM
  Hello TG sir,

I really appreciate the kind of effort that you have put in to bring up the list of novels that shold be read. As I started late , so can you please put in the list of books priority wise that we should finish before Nov .

It would be of great help .

Thanks & Regards,
Gaurav
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by brijesh gogia - Tuesday, 27 May 2008, 06:51 PM
 

It can be my personal view but what i feel is if you like some author then you should purchase the book instead of downloading it.......cool....in that way the author will get his share of royalty and will keep on writting gr8 stuff........ i have read 14 out of these 50.....currently i am reading

'brida' by paulo coelho

'my name is red'  and 'the new life' by orhan pamuk

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by sonam gupta - Thursday, 29 May 2008, 05:53 PM
  well.......

thanx a lott...
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by ATOM ANT - Sunday, 8 June 2008, 09:43 PM
 

Hi

Read these lectures of Stephen Hawking.Found it interesting.

By the way can anyone upload God created integers by Stephen Hawking.

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by ATOM ANT - Sunday, 8 June 2008, 09:45 PM
 
This one too..
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by born survivor - Monday, 9 June 2008, 12:26 PM
  hi guys,

could anyone suggest few good books related to philosophy...
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by raghav dave - Wednesday, 11 June 2008, 10:55 AM
  You can try

1) Ayn Rand

2) Franz Kafka

3) Theodore Wince Schmitz

Last one u wont b able to find easily....try esnips...

Franz Kafka is equivalent to Ayn Rand....If u know what i m talking about....

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by vamshi sappidi - Thursday, 12 June 2008, 09:32 AM
  you could try A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell and his other works. He's is a great philosopher.
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by reshma nargund - Monday, 16 June 2008, 11:19 AM
  Glaringly Incomplete, because you forgot ( or have not heard of) Victor Hugo.
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by shilpi mishra - Monday, 23 June 2008, 12:13 AM
 

respected TG iam a new visitor to this site.i tried to download 1000rc but couldnot.please help me.

is it necessary to go through all the books given in this list.because there is not much time and i am weak in rc kindly help me

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by shilpi mishra - Monday, 23 June 2008, 12:13 AM
 

respected TG iam a new visitor to this site.i tried to download 1000rc but couldnot.please help me.

is it necessary to go through all the books given in this list.because there is not much time and i am weak in rc kindly help me

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Serial Sinner - Tuesday, 24 June 2008, 03:16 PM
  Hello TG sir,
I am a CAT 2009 aspirant.
As I have heard that CAT 2009 is going to be conducted online, do u advise that I should start reading e-versions of the magazines and books???
And secondly, i cudnt find a contact no. for the tathagat coaching, could you post the phone nos ??
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Dagny Taggart - Tuesday, 24 June 2008, 03:45 PM
  Hi Shruti,

You should read online versions. Please follow the link for the phone numbers:-
http://totalgadha.com/mod/resource/view.php?id=92
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by sMILING GadhUUU - Tuesday, 24 June 2008, 09:54 PM
 

@ born ,

Hey Born if you are not too much into philosophy..I would suggest THE STORY OF PHILOSOPHY by Will Durant.

As a novice i found it really good..(the 3/4th that i have read,Though finishing it is still a dream for me)..

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Kaushik Dey - Monday, 30 June 2008, 02:36 PM
 

Hi Yetendra,

It would be very helpul if you do send me atleast 2 to 3 of the e-books that you have downloaded.

My e-mail id is kaushik.dey@techmahindra.com

Thanks in advance...

Cheers,

Kaushik....

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by srini r - Friday, 4 July 2008, 02:11 PM
 

thx a lot

this website is very good

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Umesh G.B. - Saturday, 5 July 2008, 02:13 AM
 

hi....hey plz send me ur book collection ......or just mail me the links of those books..

thanks in advance....

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by dr naina singh - Saturday, 5 July 2008, 06:37 PM
  can any buddy help me to find 'Introduction to Logic' by 'Copi and Cohen' in pdf format ?
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by harish pentamraju - Tuesday, 12 August 2008, 12:02 PM
 

hi,

im harish

im a ims student working for roulac india as a data analyst

i know something about the book alchemist

but wanted to know the list of other good books to improve the rc

thanks a lot to give the list of the books

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Ruchika Singh - Friday, 5 September 2008, 03:45 PM
 

Hi TG,

What is your opinion if I download the Audio version of these books and listen it rather reading them? Will it give the same benefit?

 

R@

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by NANDAN CAT CRAKER - Saturday, 10 January 2009, 08:41 PM
 

Book List

A unique compilation of Books

to keep you on the edge!

S. No. Book Title / Author Theme of Book

Business / Management

1. In Search of Excellence Two consultants from Mckinsey & Co, USA find out which are the

Tom Peters & Robert Waterman excellent companies in USA and what is the secret of their success.

Junior They find a common thread running through the way these excellent

corporations run their business.

An all time hit.

2. In Pursuit of "Wow" It is no longer enough to just satisfy the customer ....... he should

Tom Peters & Robert Waterman say 'Wow!' after using your product or service.

Junior A masterpiece.

3. Innovation & Entrepreneurship Starts with explaining "economic cycles" (The Kondriatiff cycle),

Peter Drucker takes one through the "skunk works" at IBM, HP etc., and ends with

insights into entrepreneurism and entrapreneurism. Very insightful.

4. Every street is Paved The Daewoo (ex) CEO explains his rise from a newspaper boy to the

with Gold Korean chaebol's boss in a lucid style stressing virtues like hard

Kim Woo Choong work, dedication, honesty etc. Interesting.

5. Ogilvy On Advertising Explains what advertising is all about and what factors affect

David Ogilvy advertising plans and strategies. A masterpiece.

6. Instant Management A handy reference for students, containing write-ups on more than

Carol Kennedy 25 all time great management thinkers. Useful.

7. What they don't teach at Harvard Business School One of the world's best managers tells his success secrets in a simple

style illustrated with examples (IMG Group, which is basically into

Mark MacCormack sport event marketing). Very Insightful.

8. Lee Iacocca - An autobiography The ex-CEO of Chrysler Corp. explains his philosophy and takes you

Lee Iacocca - Talking straight inside the world of Detroit car makers. Great.

9. Made in Japan Sony's boss tells us about the growth of his company and his country.

Akio Morita An eye opener.

10. The Dilbert Future, A lighter look at the funnier side of modern management....

The Dilbert Principle Scott Adams is the nemesis of the archetypal boss!

Scott Adams Fun to read.

11. Matsushita Leadership Thrown into poverty at age four, Konosuke Matsushita struggled with

John P. Kotter the early deaths of family members, an apprenticeship which demanded sixteenhour

days at age nine, all the problems associated with starting a business with

neither money nor connections, the death of his only son, the Great Depression,

the horror of World War II in Japan etc. Yet Matsushita grew to be a fabulously

successful entrepreneur and business leader. A fantastic story !

BOOKLIST

This booklist is a generally recommended list of all time great authors and should be taken up seriously by individuals keen on improving their overall

personality and outlook towards life . These books cover all possible facets of literature and if pursued sincerely can help broaden your horizons

 

S. No. Book Title / Author Theme of Book

12. Success Secrets As Mark McCormack makes clear, to succeed in business, you must

Mark H. McCormack be 'match tough', you must have the competitive edge which comes only through

operating in areas where you are pushed to the very limit. To survive under

such conditions is never easy, but, with Success Secrets, wherever you are on

the corporate ladder, you will no longer find yourself struggling to keep up with

the competition - they should be struggling to keep up with you. Inspirational.

13. Built To Last The authors have examined eighteen exceptional and long-lasting

James C. Collins & Jerry I. Porras companies, including General Electric, 3M, Hewlett-Packard and Procter &

Gamble, and compared each with one of its closest but less successful

competitors, in order to discover just what has given it the edge over its rivals.

Strong lessons.

14. Jack Welch and the GE Way When Jack Welch was first named CEO of General Electric, the

Robert Slater business world saw GE as an intrinsically healthy corporation, secure in its

position as a world industrial leader. Welch saw a company in trouble. Instead

of a rock-solid corporation, he saw GE as standing on a precipice : too large to

fail, yet too unwieldy to adapt for further growth. So Welch rolled up his

sleeves and went to work. The prescient changes he instituted restructured

and revolutionized GE, and made Jack Welch the most respected CEO in business

today. A masterpiece !

15. Understanding Organizations Organization theory, because of the basic unpredictability of human

Charles B. Handy behaviour, eludes the precise qualifications and prescriptions of a behavioural

science. But the larger and more complex the organizations become, the greater

the need to understand how they can be made to work effectively. An all-time

great !

16. The McKinsey Way In The McKinsey Way, Rasiel puts you through McKinsey boot camp

Ethan M. Rasiel so you can be your own consultant, tracking down iron-clad solutions to tough

business problems. Whether you are an executive, manager or business owner

tackling tough strategic issues, or a business professional striving to improve

your efficiency, effectiveness, and profile in your own organization, it offers a

bold, fascinating guide to business success as practiced by the firm that defines

management thinking today. A learning experience !

Psychology

17. I'm OK - you're OK A book on transactional analysis, self analysis, organisational

Thomas A Harris behaviour that talks about character traits etc. Opens your mind.

18. Staying OK Almost similar to above.

Thomas A. Harris

19. Games People Play Talks about people's psychology in the modern world giving

Eric Berne day to day examples. Opens your mind.

20. Theories of Personality Sort of an introductory text book for students interested in knowing

Hall and Lindzey something serious about Freud, Jung, Maslow etc.

A learning experience.

21. The Dragons of Eden Superb analysis of how man's brain allowed him to come to the modern

Carl Sagan stage. A masterpiece.

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22. Gluttons and Libertines The picture of man that emerges from these pages is a remarkable

Marston Bates one. From a biological point of view, man is the least economical of all animals:

he refuses nourishing food even when it is immediately available to him, he

engages in sexual activities that are simply exorbitant when seen as a device

to assure reproduction, he spoils the resources of the environment in which he

lives, and in general he engages in a form of waste that no other species could

even begin to afford.A masterpiece.

Motivational

23. Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Richard Bach

24. Illusions - Changing perceptions

Richard Bach

25. One

Richard Bach

26. Bridge across forever

Richard Bach

27. Running from safety

Richard Bach

28. Fountain Head Talks of an iconoclastic architect's lifestory and struggles against a

Ayn Rand conventional society. A masterpiece.

29. Atlas Shrugged Talks of objective individualism, struggles of a bold working woman

Ayn Rand who dared to think differently. Inspirational.

30. The seven habits of highly Already a management masterpiece. Lucidly explains the differences

effective people - Stevan Covey between successful and unsuccessful people.

31. Snapshots from hell - The An insider's look at how an excellent MBA course is actually

making of an MBA conducted - The trials and tribulations. Lovely!

Peter Robinson (MBA - Stanford)

Science Non-fiction

32. Cosmos The all time great masterpiece that talks of politics, humans,

Carl Sagan evolutions, ET life, genetics and of course...... Astronomy!

33. Pale Blue Dot Talks about the futility of life on Earth as seen against the

Carl Sagan cosmic backdrop.

34. The Trials of Life The all time great trialogy describing life on Earth.

Life on Earth,

The Living Planet

Sir David Attenborough

35. The Making of Mankind A detailed account of man's evolutionary path as found

Richard E. Leakey through the fossils in Africa..... An eye opener.

36. The Ascent of Man A masterpiece on what makes man different from everything

Jacob Brownowsky else on this planet.

S. No. Book Title / Author Theme of Book

37. Man Watching, Neatly describes the human race from the point of view of

Animal Watching, a keen observer. Lots of illustrations, examples.

The Naked Ape,

The Human Zoo

Desmond Morris

38. A Brief History of Time Explains the nature of Universe with special emphasis on

The Universe in a Nutshell Black Holes..... All time best seller.

Stephen Hawking

39. Future Shock, The classic Toffler trilogy..... Talks about nature of power,

Power Shift, development of power over thousand of years, changes sweeping

Third Wave the world and man's enability to cope with the same.

Alvin Toffler Read the Future.

40. Paradigms Lost, A scientist's view of uncertainties in nature, laws of nature, man's

Complexifications limitations in understanding nature. Serious stuff meant for the

John L. Casti mature reader. Intense Stuff.

41. The Tao of Physics It is the author's classic exploration of the connections between

Fritjof Capra Eastern mysticism and modern physics. An international bestseller, the book's

central thesis, that the mystical traditions of the East constitute a coherent

philosophical framework within which the most advanced Western theories of

the physical world can be accommodated, has not only withstood the test of

time but is ever more emphatically endorsed by ongoing experimentation and

research. Insightful !

42. Chaos The science of chaos cuts across traditional scientific disciplines,

James Gleick tying together unrelated kinds of wildness and irregularity, from the turbulence

of weather to the complicated rhythms of the human heart, from the design of

snowflakes to the whorls of windswept desert sands. Interesting.

Science Fiction

43. Contact Tantalizingly talks about man's first encounter with ET life.

Carl Sagan

44. The ROBOT Series Talks about the laws of robotics and man's relationship with

Isaac Asimov robots.

45. The Odyssey Series A great series on man's trip to Jupiter, a rogue computer

Arthur C. Clarke HAL, ET life ..... Truly a masterpiece.

46. Brave New World A chilling narration of what life may become in the age of genetic

Aldous Huxley science and biotechnology.

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Philosophy

47. Logic and Knowledge, Logic

Why I am Not a Christian, Sceptical Essays

Russell's Best, Assorted Essays

The Principles of Mathematics, Mathematics

Human Knowledge, Philosophy

Philosophical Essays, Philosophy

Our Knowledge of the Science

External World,

Human Society in Ethics General / Politics

and Politics,

The Philosophy of Leibniz, Biography

The Analysis of Mind, Philosophy / Psychology

My Philosophical Development, Biography / Philosophy

Political Ideals, Politics / General

Roads to Freedom, Politics

Marriage and Morals, Anthropology / Sociology

Unpopular Essays, Miscellaneous

In Praise of Idleness, General

Authority and The Individual, Psychology

The Impact of Science on Society, Science

Bertrand Russell

48. Talks and Dialogues, Psychology

Commentaries on Living, Life

The First and Last Freedom, Philosophy

The Impossible Question, Philosophy

The Book of Life, General

The Years of Awakening, Biographical

Questioning Krishnamurti, Biographical

The Years of Fulfillment, Biographical

Tradition and Revolution, Miscellaneous

The Flight of the Eagle, Psychology

Life Ahead, General

This Matter of Culture, Culture

The Way of Intelligence, Psychology

The Ending of Time General

J. Krishnamurti

49. The Second Sex The philosophy of woman as the second sex..... This book

Simone De Beauvoir revolutionised society's outlook towards women.

50. Zen & the Art of Motorcycle The philosophy of life as seen through the eyes of a

Maintenance - Robert M. Pirsig wandering motorcyclist.

51. The Story of Philosophy A beautiful collection of different philosophers' viewpoints....

William Durant A great compilation.

52. An Idealist View of Life 'Science is a system of second causes, which cannot describe the

Radhakrishnan world adequately, much less account for it'. Radhakrishnan explores in this

book modern intellectual debate and the vain attempts to finda substitute for

religion. He discusses, drawing upon the traditions of East and West, the nature

and validity of religious experience. Finally, he creates a fine vision of man's

evolution and the emergence of higher values. The range of subject combined

with the author's own faith, undogmatic and free of creed, makes this book a

philosophical education in itself.

A unique Indian insight

into life, its meaning,

approaches to life, the

Indian approach, etc.

A must-read for any

student who is a

beginner.

} All these are products

of the brilliant mind of

British polymath

Bertrand Russell.

Shockingly iconoclastic,

surprisingly humourous,

immensely witty, and

full of human passion

and dignity.

A must for any reader

intending to develop an

insight into philosophy.

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Creativity

53. Practical Thinking,

Handbook for the Positive Revolution,

Wordpower,

Letters to Thinkers,

Teach Yourself to Think,

Conflicts A Better Way to Resolve Them,

The Happiness Purpose,

Water Logic,

The 5-day Course in Thinking,

Masterthinker's Handbook

Edward De Bono

General Fiction

54. The Hospital, Great reading for the light hearted times.

The Airport,

Strong Medicine etc.

Arthur Hailey

55. Not A Penny More Not A Great reading for the light hearted times.

Penny Less,

Shall We Tell the President? etc.

Jeffrey Archer

56. Chariots of the Gods Speculates on the possibility of regular ET visitors to Earth in our

Eric Von Daniken remote history.

....... the list continues. In fact the more you read, the more you will become aware of newer authors, newer titles, newer themes .....

Take the first step, and your journey towards a great future with unlimited horizons would have already begun.

 

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Dagny Taggart - Sunday, 11 January 2009, 08:41 AM
  Hi Nandan,

That is quite an exhaustive list. Thank you.smile
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by arun kumar - Sunday, 24 May 2009, 02:29 PM
  wow! i will read all of them in the coming years.......!thanks indeed fellas!
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Amrendra Kumar - Monday, 27 July 2009, 04:23 PM
  Hi Manjunath

I found only 15 books on e-snips link---http://www.esnips.com/web/Novels-English

where i can get other novels...

can u pls mail me the novels e-copies.My mail id is amrendra2k1@gmail.com
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by sumit singh - Tuesday, 4 August 2009, 04:53 PM
  have u read those 15 books? or are you collecting em for your collection which u will read when u get enough time.

Regards,
Sumit Singh
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by badri tripathy - Tuesday, 4 August 2009, 05:54 PM
 

Hi

Can u send me some of the e-books which u have to my mailid

badri03iter@gmail.com.

Thanks in advance.

smilesmilesmile

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Mradul Choubey - Friday, 18 September 2009, 01:37 AM
  Hii TG this is mradul, list is great, catch 22 and fountainhead are my personal favorites, I think Ulysses by james joyce and  the tale of two cities by charles dickens deserve a place in the list. Ulysses toughest book that I have read catch 22 seems a cakewalk in comparison 
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Viswanath K.C - Monday, 7 December 2009, 09:46 AM
 
Hi,

Thanks TG for this list...

few more books...

The Kite Runner -- Kaled Hosseini
Adolf Hitler -- Mein Kampf
Sacred Games -- Vikram Chandra
The World is Flat -- Thomas Friedman
The Inheritance of Loss -- Kiran Desai
Pride and Prejudice -- Jane Austen
& Sidney Sheldon books.

these r the few i read... & i can see that i have read NOTHING till date... theres lottt to read...

Thanks TGites 'll start reading all these from now...

Luv
Vissu.
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Shantanu Banerjee - Thursday, 10 December 2009, 12:19 PM
  Tg Sir,
I remember there used to be a link in the Verbal Lessons forum named "Some good books".I had seen that thread last year and had downloaded many good e-books from there....had read all of them.....but now i cannot find that link....is that thread deleted...????Was really a storehouse of good books in one place....sad
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Nandit Pathak - Sunday, 24 October 2010, 11:16 AM
  smile

Absolutely NO book list can ever meet all (or even most) of the seasoned readers' set benchmarks for comprehensiveness. Other greats missed here are, off the top of my head, The Godfather, A Clockwork Orange, Lolita, Hitchhiker's Guide, Camus, Sartre, Huckleberry Finn and (I'm sure) MANY more.

The merit in your response, in my humble opinion, is in the fact that like most 'must read' book lists, this one is incredibly daunting. If there is ANY living soul who has read less than five of the voluminous classics in this list, finishing even ONE shall be extremely exhausting for their reading ability, which, like Rome, was (is) not built in a day. They shall decide that reading, just like CAT, is not their cup of tea.

In my humble opinion, one must start at the Jeffrey Archers and the Sidney Sheldons (maybe even Dan Browns) and work upwards. Also, books like The Fountainhead (in spite of being one of my favourites for a very long time), are LONG! Starting with stuff like 'Catcher in the Rye' (Salinger), or 'The Stranger' (Camus) can ease the process. Modern marvels are EXTREMELY undercredited; completely understanding a Vernon God Little (D.B.C. Pierre) will do one MUCH more good than half-understanding a Catch-22. How does one expect someone who has not been reading voraciously since they were six to understand the subtle British humour of Jeeves?

Another TOTALLY missed out section is COMICS! No, not Naagraj and Supercommando Dhruv (though they are classics in their own genre ;D). I'm talking about 'The Dark Knight Returns', Sandman, Maus, Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Sin City, and my personal favourite, Calvin and Hobbes. They are VERY easy to digest. And for those who say they're not 'sophisticated' enough, well, one of the most insignificant details in V for Vendetta is Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture. Google it up.

Most important is to ENJOY the reading experience! This, among a MILLION other things, keeps your reading exercise stress free, which is EXACTLY what is required of you in CAT.
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by rajneesh pushkar - Sunday, 14 November 2010, 05:57 AM
  can you explin briefly how i download book from this site pls guys help me in find out these book 
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by rajneesh pushkar - Sunday, 14 November 2010, 06:53 AM
  congratulation guys u can find most of the book at a single place .you have to copy the name of the authour and search at www.isohunt.com then download the torrent .here you can find most of the book  go and enjoy reading 
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by lisa kobo - Monday, 18 July 2011, 08:49 AM
 

Thanks a lot..

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by KAUSHAL KISHORE SINGH - Thursday, 19 January 2012, 03:54 AM
  hi TG...
i am on the verge to complete the catcher in the rye....
m planning to read The return of native- Thomas Hardy
and A christmas carol- Charles dickens....
shall i go ahead with these...or pick one from ur list
thanks smile
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by vasudha parmar - Sunday, 22 January 2012, 08:58 PM
  pleasantly suprised at inclusion of the harry potter series.. a lot of my batchmates think they're "rubbish"
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Pratibha B - Monday, 4 June 2012, 07:12 PM
  Hi All,

I am currently reading 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens. [Rupa Co.]

What is bothering me is the usage of words and misspellings in the book!

Below are a few:

  • Then I am sorry to say, I've eat your pie
  • he were that good in his hart
  • I'm dead afeerd of going wrong..
Is it possible that the above kind of errors are only in the copy of book I am reading? I am not feeling to proceed ahead with the reading of this book sad



Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by sharon jaiswal - Monday, 11 June 2012, 02:13 PM
  hi TG,
 well since I am new to this site can you actually explain me how these book will be useful for the exam
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Koina Yadav - Thursday, 5 July 2012, 12:36 PM
  heyy TG
where should i start wid reading the books???

i mean i should go for philosphy or i should go for easy ones....sad

i have just started my CAT preparation!!!!

please help me out......
because i am weak in reading......

VARTIKA

Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by Kumar Abhishek - Thursday, 5 July 2012, 03:17 PM
  Hi Avi, these are not spelling errors. The author wants to portray the limitations of the characters he has chosen to depict. Imagine Amitabh Bachchan playing the role of a beggar in a film, do you think he would be made to speak as crisply as he does on Kaun Banega Crorepati?????
Hope it helps.
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by himanshu malviya - Sunday, 5 August 2012, 09:12 PM
  u can find book
'the little prince"
on http://www.angelfire.com/hi/littleprince/frames.html
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by vinny s - Sunday, 12 August 2012, 08:32 PM
  hi mam,

que1: I want to know the name of the best book for me among the books mentioned above for improving my philosophy section.

que:2 which book is better for the phrasal verbs ???
"the ultimate phrasal book"
OR
" Collins_Cobuild_Phrasal_Verbs_Workbook"
Re: Book list for CAT aspirants
by sindhuja rangu - Monday, 22 September 2014, 05:42 PM
  hello Sir,

Iam new to this site and iam willing to reach cat exam level ,almost poor in Reading skills,so am ready to read as many novels as i can but "Esnips" mentioned by many people for free download page is not openings. Could any one can show good website to download these ebooks ... Glad to Thank you all