53 books
—
10 voters

# Popular Math Books

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1-50
of
10,267)

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

by Douglas R. Hofstadter (shelved 235 times as

avg rating 4.28 — 65,911 ratings — published 1979

by Douglas R. Hofstadter (shelved 235 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.28 — 65,911 ratings — published 1979

The Doorbell Rang (Paperback)

by Pat Hutchins (shelved 219 times as

avg rating 4.11 — 5,514 ratings — published 1901

by Pat Hutchins (shelved 219 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.11 — 5,514 ratings — published 1901

Math Curse (Hardcover)

by Jon Scieszka (shelved 196 times as

avg rating 4.15 — 7,569 ratings — published 1995

by Jon Scieszka (shelved 196 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.15 — 7,569 ratings — published 1995

The Greedy Triangle (Hardcover)

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 190 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 2,831 ratings — published 1994

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 190 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.10 — 2,831 ratings — published 1994

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

by Simon Singh (shelved 175 times as

avg rating 4.18 — 21,636 ratings — published 1997

by Simon Singh (shelved 175 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.18 — 21,636 ratings — published 1997

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea (Paperback)

by Charles Seife (shelved 138 times as

avg rating 3.94 — 12,240 ratings — published 2000

by Charles Seife (shelved 138 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.94 — 12,240 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 136 times as

avg rating 4.13 — 9,785 ratings — published 1998

by Paul Hoffman (shelved 136 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.13 — 9,785 ratings — published 1998

How Much Is a Million? (Paperback)

by David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 130 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 4,342 ratings — published 1985

by David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 130 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.04 — 4,342 ratings — published 1985

How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method (Paperback)

by George Pólya (shelved 114 times as

avg rating 4.17 — 4,469 ratings — published 1944

by George Pólya (shelved 114 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.17 — 4,469 ratings — published 1944

Grapes Of Math (Paperback)

by Greg Tang (shelved 113 times as

avg rating 4.02 — 2,228 ratings — published 2001

by Greg Tang (shelved 113 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.02 — 2,228 ratings — published 2001

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

by Mario Livio (Goodreads Author) (shelved 106 times as

avg rating 3.75 — 8,780 ratings — published 2002

by Mario Livio (Goodreads Author) (shelved 106 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.75 — 8,780 ratings — published 2002

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! (Hardcover)

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 105 times as

avg rating 4.12 — 616 ratings — published 1997

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 105 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.12 — 616 ratings — published 1997

One Hundred Hungry Ants (Paperback)

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 103 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 1,715 ratings — published 1993

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 103 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.03 — 1,715 ratings — published 1993

Measuring Penny (Hardcover)

by Loreen Leedy (Goodreads Author) (shelved 100 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 978 ratings — published 1998

by Loreen Leedy (Goodreads Author) (shelved 100 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.10 — 978 ratings — published 1998

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences (Paperback)

by John Allen Paulos (shelved 96 times as

avg rating 3.81 — 4,683 ratings — published 1988

by John Allen Paulos (shelved 96 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.81 — 4,683 ratings — published 1988

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

by Simon Singh (shelved 95 times as

avg rating 4.25 — 19,724 ratings — published 1999

by Simon Singh (shelved 95 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.25 — 19,724 ratings — published 1999

Inch by Inch (Paperback)

by Leo Lionni (shelved 94 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 5,531 ratings — published 1960

by Leo Lionni (shelved 94 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.03 — 5,531 ratings — published 1960

A Mathematician's Apology (Paperback)

by G.H. Hardy (shelved 91 times as

avg rating 3.91 — 5,210 ratings — published 1940

by G.H. Hardy (shelved 91 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.91 — 5,210 ratings — published 1940

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

by Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 89 times as

avg rating 3.96 — 5,395 ratings — published 2012

by Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 89 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.96 — 5,395 ratings — published 2012

The Grouchy Ladybug (Paperback)

by Eric Carle (shelved 89 times as

avg rating 4.07 — 26,969 ratings — published 1977

by Eric Carle (shelved 89 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.07 — 26,969 ratings — published 1977

How Big Is a Foot? (Paperback)

by Rolf Müller (shelved 85 times as

avg rating 4.09 — 1,043 ratings — published 1962

by Rolf Müller (shelved 85 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.09 — 1,043 ratings — published 1962

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

by Leonard Mlodinow (shelved 85 times as

avg rating 3.84 — 21,282 ratings — published 2008

by Leonard Mlodinow (shelved 85 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.84 — 21,282 ratings — published 2008

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

by Marcus du Sautoy (shelved 84 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 5,145 ratings — published 2003

by Marcus du Sautoy (shelved 84 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.05 — 5,145 ratings — published 2003

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Board Book)

by Eric Carle (shelved 82 times as

avg rating 4.27 — 269,430 ratings — published 1969

by Eric Carle (shelved 82 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.27 — 269,430 ratings — published 1969

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics (Hardcover)

by Timothy Gowers (shelved 81 times as

avg rating 4.46 — 2,886 ratings — published 2007

by Timothy Gowers (shelved 81 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.46 — 2,886 ratings — published 2007

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

by Deborah Heiligman (shelved 80 times as

avg rating 4.19 — 2,537 ratings — published 2013

by Deborah Heiligman (shelved 80 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.19 — 2,537 ratings — published 2013

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

by Richard Courant (shelved 80 times as

avg rating 4.27 — 3,009 ratings — published 1941

by Richard Courant (shelved 80 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.27 — 3,009 ratings — published 1941

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

by William Dunham (shelved 80 times as

avg rating 4.19 — 4,408 ratings — published 1990

by William Dunham (shelved 80 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.19 — 4,408 ratings — published 1990

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

by John Derbyshire (shelved 79 times as

avg rating 4.06 — 3,948 ratings — published 2003

by John Derbyshire (shelved 79 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.06 — 3,948 ratings — published 2003

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure (Paperback)

by Hans Magnus Enzensberger (shelved 76 times as

avg rating 3.91 — 3,832 ratings — published 1997

by Hans Magnus Enzensberger (shelved 76 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.91 — 3,832 ratings — published 1997

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

by Nate Silver (shelved 75 times as

avg rating 3.93 — 46,390 ratings — published 2012

by Nate Silver (shelved 75 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.93 — 46,390 ratings — published 2012

Chaos: The Making of a New Science (Paperback)

by James Gleick (shelved 75 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 32,174 ratings — published 1987

by James Gleick (shelved 75 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.97 — 32,174 ratings — published 1987

A Remainder of One (Hardcover)

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 71 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 454 ratings — published 1985

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 71 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.05 — 454 ratings — published 1985

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

by Amy Axelrod (Goodreads Author) (shelved 71 times as

avg rating 3.91 — 581 ratings — published 1997

by Amy Axelrod (Goodreads Author) (shelved 71 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.91 — 581 ratings — published 1997

How to Lie with Statistics (Paperback)

by Darrell Huff (shelved 69 times as

avg rating 3.84 — 8,628 ratings — published 1954

by Darrell Huff (shelved 69 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.84 — 8,628 ratings — published 1954

One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale (Hardcover)

by Demi (shelved 68 times as

avg rating 4.29 — 2,399 ratings — published 1997

by Demi (shelved 68 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.29 — 2,399 ratings — published 1997

A History of Pi (Paperback)

by Petr Beckmann (shelved 68 times as

avg rating 3.87 — 3,629 ratings — published 1970

by Petr Beckmann (shelved 68 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.87 — 3,629 ratings — published 1970

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

by Alex Bellos (Goodreads Author) (shelved 65 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 2,673 ratings — published 2010

by Alex Bellos (Goodreads Author) (shelved 65 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.03 — 2,673 ratings — published 2010

Principles of Mathematical Analysis (Paperback)

by Walter Rudin (shelved 63 times as

avg rating 4.24 — 1,463 ratings — published 1964

by Walter Rudin (shelved 63 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.24 — 1,463 ratings — published 1964

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

by Clifford A. Pickover (shelved 62 times as

avg rating 4.13 — 3,050 ratings — published 2009

by Clifford A. Pickover (shelved 62 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.13 — 3,050 ratings — published 2009

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

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 60 times as

avg rating 3.79 — 456 ratings — published 2009

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 60 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.79 — 456 ratings — published 2009

Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth (Paperback)

by Apostolos Doxiadis (shelved 60 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 13,642 ratings — published 2008

by Apostolos Doxiadis (shelved 60 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.97 — 13,642 ratings — published 2008

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? (Mr. Tiffin's Classroom Series)

by Margaret McNamara (shelved 59 times as

avg rating 4.12 — 657 ratings — published 2007

by Margaret McNamara (shelved 59 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.12 — 657 ratings — published 2007

e: the Story of a Number (Paperback)

by Eli Maor (shelved 59 times as

avg rating 3.92 — 2,613 ratings — published 1993

by Eli Maor (shelved 59 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.92 — 2,613 ratings — published 1993

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

by Jordan Ellenberg (shelved 58 times as

avg rating 3.88 — 7,043 ratings — published 2014

by Jordan Ellenberg (shelved 58 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.88 — 7,043 ratings — published 2014

Zero the Hero (Hardcover)

by Joan Holub (Goodreads Author) (shelved 57 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 949 ratings — published 2011

by Joan Holub (Goodreads Author) (shelved 57 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.04 — 949 ratings — published 2011

Give Me Half! (MathStart Level 2)

by Stuart J. Murphy (Goodreads Author) (shelved 57 times as

avg rating 3.90 — 358 ratings — published 1996

by Stuart J. Murphy (Goodreads Author) (shelved 57 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.90 — 358 ratings — published 1996

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

by Paul J. Nahin (shelved 57 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 2,515 ratings — published 1998

by Paul J. Nahin (shelved 57 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.97 — 2,515 ratings — published 1998

Math For All Seasons (Paperback)

by Greg Tang (shelved 57 times as

avg rating 4.08 — 404 ratings — published 2002

by Greg Tang (shelved 57 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.08 — 404 ratings — published 2002

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table (Hardcover)

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 56 times as

avg rating 4.07 — 2,908 ratings — published 1997

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 56 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.07 — 2,908 ratings — published 1997

“Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away. I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them.”

― Mark Haddon,

― Mark Haddon,

*The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time*
“Just as I had long suspected, a person didn't really need math for anything anyway. Maybe some people did. Some limited people.”

― Augusten Burroughs,

― Augusten Burroughs,

*Possible Side Effects*