90 books
—
73 voters

# Popular Math Books

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1-50
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11,638)

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (Paperback)

by Douglas R. Hofstadter (shelved 264 times as

avg rating 4.28 — 79,176 ratings — published 1979

by Douglas R. Hofstadter (shelved 264 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.28 — 79,176 ratings — published 1979

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Paperback)

by Edwin A. Abbott (shelved 255 times as

avg rating 3.80 — 51,777 ratings — published 1884

by Edwin A. Abbott (shelved 255 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.80 — 51,777 ratings — published 1884

The Doorbell Rang (Paperback)

by Pat Hutchins (shelved 239 times as

avg rating 4.12 — 6,648 ratings — published 1901

by Pat Hutchins (shelved 239 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.12 — 6,648 ratings — published 1901

Math Curse (Hardcover)

by Jon Scieszka (shelved 224 times as

avg rating 4.16 — 8,769 ratings — published 1995

by Jon Scieszka (shelved 224 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.16 — 8,769 ratings — published 1995

The Greedy Triangle (Hardcover)

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 211 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 3,547 ratings — published 1994

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 211 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.10 — 3,547 ratings — published 1994

Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem (Paperback)

by Simon Singh (shelved 208 times as

avg rating 4.19 — 24,830 ratings — published 1997

by Simon Singh (shelved 208 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.19 — 24,830 ratings — published 1997

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea (Paperback)

by Charles Seife (shelved 163 times as

avg rating 3.95 — 14,418 ratings — published 2000

by Charles Seife (shelved 163 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.95 — 14,418 ratings — published 2000

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdős and the Search for Mathematical Truth (Paperback)

by Paul Hoffman (shelved 155 times as

avg rating 4.13 — 11,820 ratings — published 1998

by Paul Hoffman (shelved 155 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.13 — 11,820 ratings — published 1998

How Much Is a Million? (Paperback)

by David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 151 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 5,066 ratings — published 1985

by David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 151 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.04 — 5,066 ratings — published 1985

Grapes Of Math (Paperback)

by Greg Tang (shelved 140 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 2,762 ratings — published 2001

by Greg Tang (shelved 140 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.04 — 2,762 ratings — published 2001

One Hundred Hungry Ants (Paperback)

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 123 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 2,120 ratings — published 1993

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 123 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.04 — 2,120 ratings — published 1993

The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography (Paperback)

by Simon Singh (shelved 117 times as

avg rating 4.26 — 25,079 ratings — published 1999

by Simon Singh (shelved 117 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.26 — 25,079 ratings — published 1999

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! (Hardcover)

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 116 times as

avg rating 4.13 — 825 ratings — published 1997

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 116 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.13 — 825 ratings — published 1997

Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics (Paperback)

by William Dunham (shelved 115 times as

avg rating 4.20 — 5,654 ratings — published 1990

by William Dunham (shelved 115 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.20 — 5,654 ratings — published 1990

The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number (Paperback)

by Mario Livio (Goodreads Author) (shelved 114 times as

avg rating 3.75 — 10,021 ratings — published 2002

by Mario Livio (Goodreads Author) (shelved 114 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.75 — 10,021 ratings — published 2002

The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity (Hardcover)

by Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 113 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 6,467 ratings — published 2012

by Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 113 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.97 — 6,467 ratings — published 2012

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences (Paperback)

by John Allen Paulos (shelved 112 times as

avg rating 3.83 — 5,797 ratings — published 1988

by John Allen Paulos (shelved 112 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.83 — 5,797 ratings — published 1988

The Music of the Primes: Searching to Solve the Greatest Mystery in Mathematics (Paperback)

by Marcus du Sautoy (shelved 111 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 6,331 ratings — published 2003

by Marcus du Sautoy (shelved 111 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.04 — 6,331 ratings — published 2003

Measuring Penny (Hardcover)

by Loreen Leedy (Goodreads Author) (shelved 109 times as

avg rating 4.09 — 1,220 ratings — published 1998

by Loreen Leedy (Goodreads Author) (shelved 109 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.09 — 1,220 ratings — published 1998

A Mathematician's Apology (Paperback)

by G.H. Hardy (shelved 109 times as

avg rating 3.93 — 6,352 ratings — published 1940

by G.H. Hardy (shelved 109 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.93 — 6,352 ratings — published 1940

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics (Hardcover)

by Timothy Gowers (shelved 108 times as

avg rating 4.42 — 3,862 ratings — published 2007

by Timothy Gowers (shelved 108 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.42 — 3,862 ratings — published 2007

The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives (Hardcover)

by Leonard Mlodinow (shelved 108 times as

avg rating 3.86 — 25,768 ratings — published 2008

by Leonard Mlodinow (shelved 108 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.86 — 25,768 ratings — published 2008

What Is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods (Paperback)

by Richard Courant (shelved 103 times as

avg rating 4.28 — 4,055 ratings — published 1941

by Richard Courant (shelved 103 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.28 — 4,055 ratings — published 1941

The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos (Hardcover)

by Deborah Heiligman (shelved 101 times as

avg rating 4.17 — 3,611 ratings — published 2013

by Deborah Heiligman (shelved 101 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.17 — 3,611 ratings — published 2013

Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics (Paperback)

by John Derbyshire (shelved 99 times as

avg rating 4.07 — 4,966 ratings — published 2003

by John Derbyshire (shelved 99 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.07 — 4,966 ratings — published 2003

Inch by Inch (Paperback)

by Leo Lionni (shelved 98 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 6,502 ratings — published 1960

by Leo Lionni (shelved 98 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.05 — 6,502 ratings — published 1960

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Board Book)

by Eric Carle (shelved 98 times as

avg rating 4.27 — 331,639 ratings — published 1969

by Eric Carle (shelved 98 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.27 — 331,639 ratings — published 1969

The Grouchy Ladybug (Paperback)

by Eric Carle (shelved 97 times as

avg rating 4.08 — 30,823 ratings — published 1977

by Eric Carle (shelved 97 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.08 — 30,823 ratings — published 1977

How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking (Hardcover)

by Jordan Ellenberg (shelved 93 times as

avg rating 3.89 — 13,176 ratings — published 2014

by Jordan Ellenberg (shelved 93 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.89 — 13,176 ratings — published 2014

How Big Is a Foot? (Paperback)

by Rolf Müller (shelved 91 times as

avg rating 4.11 — 1,317 ratings — published 1962

by Rolf Müller (shelved 91 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.11 — 1,317 ratings — published 1962

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't (Hardcover)

by Nate Silver (shelved 90 times as

avg rating 3.94 — 55,520 ratings — published 2012

by Nate Silver (shelved 90 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.94 — 55,520 ratings — published 2012

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure (Paperback)

by Hans Magnus Enzensberger (shelved 87 times as

avg rating 3.91 — 4,549 ratings — published 1997

by Hans Magnus Enzensberger (shelved 87 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.91 — 4,549 ratings — published 1997

Chaos: Making a New Science (Paperback)

by James Gleick (shelved 85 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 38,154 ratings — published 1987

by James Gleick (shelved 85 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.97 — 38,154 ratings — published 1987

A Remainder of One (Hardcover)

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 84 times as

avg rating 4.07 — 620 ratings — published 1985

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 84 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.07 — 620 ratings — published 1985

Here's Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math (Hardcover)

by Alex Bellos (Goodreads Author) (shelved 82 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 3,298 ratings — published 2010

by Alex Bellos (Goodreads Author) (shelved 82 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.05 — 3,298 ratings — published 2010

One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale (Hardcover)

by Demi (shelved 82 times as

avg rating 4.29 — 3,044 ratings — published 1997

by Demi (shelved 82 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.29 — 3,044 ratings — published 1997

How to Lie with Statistics (Paperback)

by Darrell Huff (shelved 82 times as

avg rating 3.85 — 13,498 ratings — published 1954

by Darrell Huff (shelved 82 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.85 — 13,498 ratings — published 1954

Pigs Will Be Pigs: Fun with Math and Money (Paperback)

by Amy Axelrod (Goodreads Author) (shelved 80 times as

avg rating 3.94 — 717 ratings — published 1994

by Amy Axelrod (Goodreads Author) (shelved 80 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.94 — 717 ratings — published 1994

Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality (Hardcover)

by Edward Frenkel (shelved 77 times as

avg rating 3.63 — 5,414 ratings — published 1969

by Edward Frenkel (shelved 77 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.63 — 5,414 ratings — published 1969

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table (Hardcover)

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 76 times as

avg rating 4.07 — 3,537 ratings — published 1997

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 76 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.07 — 3,537 ratings — published 1997

The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics (Hardcover)

by Clifford A. Pickover (shelved 75 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 3,801 ratings — published 2009

by Clifford A. Pickover (shelved 75 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.10 — 3,801 ratings — published 2009

A History of π (Paperback)

by Petr Beckmann (shelved 73 times as

avg rating 3.89 — 4,336 ratings — published 1970

by Petr Beckmann (shelved 73 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.89 — 4,336 ratings — published 1970

Sir Cumference and All the King's Tens (Paperback)

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 70 times as

avg rating 3.83 — 548 ratings — published 2009

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 70 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.83 — 548 ratings — published 2009

Letters to a Young Mathematician (Hardcover)

by Ian Stewart (shelved 70 times as

avg rating 3.80 — 1,788 ratings — published 2006

by Ian Stewart (shelved 70 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.80 — 1,788 ratings — published 2006

Principles of Mathematical Analysis (Paperback)

by Walter Rudin (shelved 70 times as

avg rating 4.27 — 1,931 ratings — published 1964

by Walter Rudin (shelved 70 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.27 — 1,931 ratings — published 1964

Math for All Seasons (Paperback)

by Greg Tang (shelved 70 times as

avg rating 4.08 — 512 ratings — published 2002

by Greg Tang (shelved 70 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.08 — 512 ratings — published 2002

e: the Story of a Number (Paperback)

by Eli Maor (shelved 68 times as

avg rating 3.92 — 3,233 ratings — published 1993

by Eli Maor (shelved 68 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.92 — 3,233 ratings — published 1993

An Imaginary Tale: The Story of the Square Root of Minus One (Paperback)

by Paul J. Nahin (shelved 67 times as

avg rating 3.98 — 3,220 ratings — published 1998

by Paul J. Nahin (shelved 67 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.98 — 3,220 ratings — published 1998

Zero the Hero (Hardcover)

by Joan Holub (Goodreads Author) (shelved 66 times as

avg rating 4.06 — 1,149 ratings — published 2011

by Joan Holub (Goodreads Author) (shelved 66 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.06 — 1,149 ratings — published 2011

Proofs from THE BOOK (Hardcover)

by Martin Aigner (shelved 66 times as

avg rating 4.38 — 1,791 ratings — published 1998

by Martin Aigner (shelved 66 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.38 — 1,791 ratings — published 1998

“The vast majority of us imagine ourselves as like literature people or math people. But the truth is that the massive processor known as the human brain is neither a literature organ or a math organ. It is both and more.”

― John Green

― John Green

“Pray tell us, what's your favorite number?"...

"Shiva jumped up to the board, uninvited, and wrote 10,213,223"...

"And pray, why would this number interest us?"

"It is the only number that describes itself when you read it, 'One zero, two ones, three twos, two threes'.”

― Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

"Shiva jumped up to the board, uninvited, and wrote 10,213,223"...

"And pray, why would this number interest us?"

"It is the only number that describes itself when you read it, 'One zero, two ones, three twos, two threes'.”

― Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone