1 

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
by
Douglas R. Hofstadter
4.29 avg rating — 28,721 ratings


2 

Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem
by
Simon Singh
4.19 avg rating — 15,430 ratings


3 

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
by
Edwin A. Abbott
3.81 avg rating — 32,418 ratings


4 

The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
by
Simon Singh
4.25 avg rating — 12,334 ratings


5 

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
by
Charles Seife
3.94 avg rating — 5,971 ratings


6 

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdős and the Search for Mathematical Truth
by
Paul Hoffman
4.12 avg rating — 4,703 ratings


7 

Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics
by
William Dunham
4.19 avg rating — 1,630 ratings


8 

A Beautiful Mind
by
Sylvia Nasar
4.09 avg rating — 79,167 ratings


9 

The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
by
Leonard Mlodinow
3.86 avg rating — 12,200 ratings


10 

What Is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods
by
Richard Courant
4.27 avg rating — 997 ratings


11 

Euclid's Elements
by
Euclid
4.25 avg rating — 2,175 ratings


12 

The Music of the Primes: Searching to Solve the Greatest Mystery in Mathematics
by
Marcus du Sautoy
4.03 avg rating — 2,631 ratings


13 

Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession
by
Apostolos Doxiadis
3.96 avg rating — 2,284 ratings


14 

How to Lie with Statistics
by
Darrell Huff
3.86 avg rating — 3,958 ratings


15 

Monster's Battle Book 1
by
Othen Donald Dale Cummings (Goodreads Author)
4.89 avg rating — 35 ratings


16 

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure
by
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
3.89 avg rating — 3,059 ratings


17 

The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan
by
Robert Kanigel (Goodreads Author)
4.15 avg rating — 3,123 ratings


18 

Cryptonomicon
by
Neal Stephenson (Goodreads Author)
4.24 avg rating — 69,223 ratings


19 

A Mathematician's Apology
by
G.H. Hardy
3.92 avg rating — 3,012 ratings


20 

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences
by
John Allen Paulos
3.81 avg rating — 2,869 ratings


21 

The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity
by
Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author)
3.97 avg rating — 2,438 ratings


22 

Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra
by
John Derbyshire
3.84 avg rating — 446 ratings


23 

Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
by
John Derbyshire
4.06 avg rating — 1,963 ratings


24 

Men Of Mathematics
by
Eric Temple Bell
4.11 avg rating — 1,148 ratings


25 

Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
by
Albert Einstein
4.16 avg rating — 11,274 ratings


26 

Here's Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math
by
Alex Bellos (Goodreads Author)
4.05 avg rating — 2,227 ratings


27 

A Mathematician's Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form
by
Paul Lockhart
4.25 avg rating — 865 ratings


28 

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
by
Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Goodreads Author)
4.02 avg rating — 23,724 ratings


29 

A History of Pi
by
Petr Beckmann
3.87 avg rating — 1,777 ratings


30 

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail  But Some Don't
by
Nate Silver
3.95 avg rating — 22,791 ratings


31 

Proofs from THE BOOK
by
Martin Aigner
4.36 avg rating — 460 ratings


32 

I Am a Strange Loop
by
Douglas R. Hofstadter
3.90 avg rating — 3,933 ratings


33 

An Imaginary Tale: The Story of the Square Root of Minus One
by
Paul J. Nahin
3.96 avg rating — 793 ratings


34 

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics
by
Timothy Gowers (Editor)
4.43 avg rating — 882 ratings


35 

The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number
by
Mario Livio (Goodreads Author)
3.74 avg rating — 4,227 ratings


36 

Geometry and the Imagination
by
David Hilbert
4.44 avg rating — 39 ratings


37 

The Colossal Book of Mathematics
by
Martin Gardner
4.38 avg rating — 286 ratings


38 

Letters to a Young Mathematician
by
Ian Stewart
3.80 avg rating — 780 ratings


39 

The Mathematical Universe: An Alphabetical Journey Through the Great Proofs, Problems, and Personalities
by
William Dunham
4.11 avg rating — 279 ratings


40 

The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics
by
Clifford A. Pickover
4.09 avg rating — 1,103 ratings


41 

A Tour of the Calculus
by
David Berlinski
3.71 avg rating — 906 ratings


42 

Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace
by
Leonard Mlodinow
3.88 avg rating — 997 ratings


43 

From Here to Infinity
by
Ian Stewart
3.90 avg rating — 195 ratings


44 

Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality
by
Edward Frenkel
3.65 avg rating — 1,284 ratings


45 

Mathematics Form and Function
by
Saunders Mac Lane
4.25 avg rating — 20 ratings


46 

The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved: How Mathematical Genius Discovered the Language of Symmetry
by
Mario Livio (Goodreads Author)
3.83 avg rating — 794 ratings


47 

Prisoner's Dilemma
by
William Poundstone
3.90 avg rating — 994 ratings


48 

The Emperor's New Mind Concerning Computers, Minds and the Laws of Physics
by
Roger Penrose
3.81 avg rating — 4,137 ratings


49 

Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers
by
Jan Gullberg
4.20 avg rating — 391 ratings


50 

The Mathematical Experience
by
Philip J. Davis
3.99 avg rating — 362 ratings


51 

Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering
by
Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author)
4.29 avg rating — 670 ratings


52 

The Parrot's Theorem
by
Denis Guedj
3.62 avg rating — 1,497 ratings


53 

Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century
by
Masha Gessen
3.81 avg rating — 632 ratings


54 

The Poincaré Conjecture: In Search of the Shape of the Universe
by
Donal O'Shea
3.80 avg rating — 501 ratings


55 

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
by
Richard Feynman
4.29 avg rating — 74,088 ratings


56 

e: the Story of a Number
by
Eli Maor
3.90 avg rating — 1,220 ratings


57 

Labyrinths of Reason: Paradox, Puzzles and the Frailty of Knowledge
by
William Poundstone (Editor)
4.05 avg rating — 373 ratings


58 

Number: The Language of Science
by
Tobias Dantzig
4.05 avg rating — 285 ratings


59 

The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures
by
Malba Tahan
4.05 avg rating — 2,267 ratings


60 

Mathematical Mysteries
by
Calvin C. Clawson
4.20 avg rating — 110 ratings


61 

Mathematical Sorcery
by
Calvin C. Clawson
3.78 avg rating — 51 ratings


62 

God Created The Integers
by
Stephen Hawking (Editor)
4.04 avg rating — 1,300 ratings


63 

Impossibility: The Limits of Science and the Science of Limits
by
John D. Barrow
3.93 avg rating — 205 ratings


64 

Flatterland: Like Flatland Only More So
by
Ian Stewart
3.69 avg rating — 1,169 ratings


65 

Asimov on Numbers
by
Isaac Asimov
3.99 avg rating — 453 ratings


66 

The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe
by
Roger Penrose
4.06 avg rating — 4,323 ratings


67 

My Brain is Open: The Mathematical Journeys of Paul Erdos
by
Bruce Schechter
4.12 avg rating — 313 ratings


68 

Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions
by
Martin Gardner
4.25 avg rating — 166 ratings


69 

A Brief History of Time
by
Stephen Hawking
4.09 avg rating — 150,624 ratings


70 

The Silicon Jungle
by
Shumeet Baluja (Goodreads Author)
3.53 avg rating — 81 ratings


71 

Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order
by
Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author)
3.95 avg rating — 1,478 ratings


72 

The Mismeasure of Man
by
Stephen Jay Gould
4.03 avg rating — 5,871 ratings


73 

The Archimedes Codex: How a Medieval Prayer Book Is Revealing the True Genius of Antiquity's Greatest Scientist
by
Reviel Netz
3.87 avg rating — 434 ratings


74 

Mathematics: Is God Silent?
by
James Nickel
4.16 avg rating — 83 ratings


75 

Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
by
Dava Sobel
3.93 avg rating — 35,978 ratings


76 

The Infinite Book: A Short Guide to the Boundless, Timeless and Endless
by
John D. Barrow
3.92 avg rating — 631 ratings


76 

Indiscrete Thoughts
by
GianCarlo Rota
4.13 avg rating — 38 ratings


78 

How to Take a Chance
by
Darrell Huff
3.68 avg rating — 22 ratings


79 

Yearning for the Impossible: The Surprising Truths of Mathematics
by
John Stillwell
4.11 avg rating — 36 ratings


80 

The Calculus Wars
by
Jason Socrates Bardi
3.51 avg rating — 247 ratings


81 

How to Cut a Cake: And Other Mathematical Conundrums
by
Ian Stewart
3.71 avg rating — 117 ratings


82 

The Math Olympian
by
Richard Hoshino (Goodreads Author)
4.72 avg rating — 29 ratings


83 

Calculus [With CDROM]
by
James Stewart
3.89 avg rating — 915 ratings


84 

Math, Better Explained: Learn to Unlock Your Math Intuition
by
Kalid Azad (Goodreads Author)
4.32 avg rating — 139 ratings


85 

Math and the Mona Lisa: The Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci
by
Bulent Atalay
3.71 avg rating — 287 ratings


86 

A Wrinkle In Time (Time Series, #1)
by
Madeleine L'Engle
4.04 avg rating — 538,726 ratings


87 

The Principle of Relativity (Books on Physics)
by
Albert Einstein
4.35 avg rating — 391 ratings


87 

Mathematics in the making
by
Lancelot Hogben
3.83 avg rating — 6 ratings


89 

How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method
by
George Pólya
4.16 avg rating — 2,228 ratings


90 

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
by
Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Goodreads Author)
3.86 avg rating — 48,590 ratings


91 

Dr Euler's Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills
by
Paul J. Nahin
3.99 avg rating — 143 ratings


92 

Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern
by
Douglas R. Hofstadter
4.14 avg rating — 2,716 ratings


93 

The Principles of Mathematics
by
Bertrand Russell
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 254 ratings


94 

Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity
by
David Foster Wallace
3.68 avg rating — 2,443 ratings


95 

The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero
by
Robert M. Kaplan
3.76 avg rating — 792 ratings


96 

The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer
by
David Leavitt
3.44 avg rating — 756 ratings


97 

Fermat's Last Theorem: Unlocking the Secret of an Ancient Mathematical Problem
by
Amir D. Aczel
3.89 avg rating — 1,016 ratings


98 

A Beautiful Mind: The Shooting Script
by
Akiva Goldsman
4.35 avg rating — 995 ratings


99 

The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Numbers
by
David G. Wells
3.98 avg rating — 81 ratings


100 

The Book of Nothing: Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas about the Origins of the Universe
by
John D. Barrow
3.93 avg rating — 655 ratings


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