22 books
—
15 voters

# Popular Math Books

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1-50
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10,352)

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

by Douglas R. Hofstadter (shelved 231 times as

avg rating 4.28 — 67,003 ratings — published 1979

by Douglas R. Hofstadter (shelved 231 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.28 — 67,003 ratings — published 1979

The Doorbell Rang (Paperback)

by Pat Hutchins (shelved 219 times as

avg rating 4.11 — 5,644 ratings — published 1901

by Pat Hutchins (shelved 219 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.11 — 5,644 ratings — published 1901

Math Curse (Hardcover)

by Jon Scieszka (shelved 196 times as

avg rating 4.15 — 7,661 ratings — published 1995

by Jon Scieszka (shelved 196 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.15 — 7,661 ratings — published 1995

The Greedy Triangle (Hardcover)

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 191 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 2,904 ratings — published 1994

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 191 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.10 — 2,904 ratings — published 1994

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

by Simon Singh (shelved 177 times as

avg rating 4.18 — 21,932 ratings — published 1997

by Simon Singh (shelved 177 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.18 — 21,932 ratings — published 1997

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea (Paperback)

by Charles Seife (shelved 141 times as

avg rating 3.94 — 12,440 ratings — published 2000

by Charles Seife (shelved 141 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.94 — 12,440 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 137 times as

avg rating 4.12 — 9,966 ratings — published 1998

by Paul Hoffman (shelved 137 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.12 — 9,966 ratings — published 1998

How Much Is a Million? (Paperback)

by David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 132 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 4,412 ratings — published 1985

by David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 132 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.05 — 4,412 ratings — published 1985

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

by George Pólya (shelved 117 times as

avg rating 4.17 — 4,576 ratings — published 1944

by George Pólya (shelved 117 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.17 — 4,576 ratings — published 1944

Grapes Of Math (Paperback)

by Greg Tang (shelved 114 times as

avg rating 4.02 — 2,274 ratings — published 2001

by Greg Tang (shelved 114 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.02 — 2,274 ratings — published 2001

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

by Mario Livio (Goodreads Author) (shelved 108 times as

avg rating 3.74 — 8,889 ratings — published 2002

by Mario Livio (Goodreads Author) (shelved 108 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.74 — 8,889 ratings — published 2002

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! (Hardcover)

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 107 times as

avg rating 4.13 — 637 ratings — published 1997

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 107 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.13 — 637 ratings — published 1997

One Hundred Hungry Ants (Paperback)

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 104 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 1,761 ratings — published 1993

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 104 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.03 — 1,761 ratings — published 1993

Measuring Penny (Hardcover)

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

avg rating 4.10 — 1,001 ratings — published 1998

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

*math*)avg rating 4.10 — 1,001 ratings — published 1998

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

by Simon Singh (shelved 97 times as

avg rating 4.25 — 20,184 ratings — published 1999

by Simon Singh (shelved 97 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.25 — 20,184 ratings — published 1999

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences (Paperback)

by John Allen Paulos (shelved 97 times as

avg rating 3.82 — 4,759 ratings — published 1988

by John Allen Paulos (shelved 97 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.82 — 4,759 ratings — published 1988

Inch by Inch (Paperback)

by Leo Lionni (shelved 94 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 5,627 ratings — published 1960

by Leo Lionni (shelved 94 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.03 — 5,627 ratings — published 1960

A Mathematician's Apology (Paperback)

by G.H. Hardy (shelved 91 times as

avg rating 3.92 — 5,305 ratings — published 1940

by G.H. Hardy (shelved 91 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.92 — 5,305 ratings — published 1940

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

by Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 90 times as

avg rating 3.96 — 5,485 ratings — published 2012

by Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 90 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.96 — 5,485 ratings — published 2012

The Grouchy Ladybug (Paperback)

by Eric Carle (shelved 90 times as

avg rating 4.07 — 27,288 ratings — published 1977

by Eric Carle (shelved 90 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.07 — 27,288 ratings — published 1977

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

by Marcus du Sautoy (shelved 90 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 5,254 ratings — published 2003

by Marcus du Sautoy (shelved 90 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.04 — 5,254 ratings — published 2003

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

by Leonard Mlodinow (shelved 87 times as

avg rating 3.85 — 21,779 ratings — published 2008

by Leonard Mlodinow (shelved 87 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.85 — 21,779 ratings — published 2008

How Big Is a Foot? (Paperback)

by Rolf Müller (shelved 85 times as

avg rating 4.11 — 1,078 ratings — published 1962

by Rolf Müller (shelved 85 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.11 — 1,078 ratings — published 1962

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics (Hardcover)

by Timothy Gowers (shelved 85 times as

avg rating 4.45 — 2,968 ratings — published 2007

by Timothy Gowers (shelved 85 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.45 — 2,968 ratings — published 2007

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Board Book)

by Eric Carle (shelved 83 times as

avg rating 4.27 — 274,395 ratings — published 1969

by Eric Carle (shelved 83 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.27 — 274,395 ratings — published 1969

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

by John Derbyshire (shelved 82 times as

avg rating 4.06 — 4,082 ratings — published 2003

by John Derbyshire (shelved 82 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.06 — 4,082 ratings — published 2003

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

by Deborah Heiligman (shelved 81 times as

avg rating 4.20 — 2,629 ratings — published 2013

by Deborah Heiligman (shelved 81 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.20 — 2,629 ratings — published 2013

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

by Richard Courant (shelved 81 times as

avg rating 4.27 — 3,066 ratings — published 1941

by Richard Courant (shelved 81 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.27 — 3,066 ratings — published 1941

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

by William Dunham (shelved 81 times as

avg rating 4.19 — 4,521 ratings — published 1990

by William Dunham (shelved 81 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.19 — 4,521 ratings — published 1990

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure (Paperback)

by Hans Magnus Enzensberger (shelved 77 times as

avg rating 3.91 — 3,892 ratings — published 1997

by Hans Magnus Enzensberger (shelved 77 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.91 — 3,892 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 — 47,084 ratings — published 2012

by Nate Silver (shelved 75 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.93 — 47,084 ratings — published 2012

Chaos: Making a New Science (Paperback)

by James Gleick (shelved 75 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 32,612 ratings — published 1987

by James Gleick (shelved 75 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.97 — 32,612 ratings — published 1987

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

by Amy Axelrod (Goodreads Author) (shelved 72 times as

avg rating 3.91 — 591 ratings — published 1997

by Amy Axelrod (Goodreads Author) (shelved 72 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.91 — 591 ratings — published 1997

A Remainder of One (Hardcover)

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 71 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 473 ratings — published 1985

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 71 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.03 — 473 ratings — published 1985

How to Lie with Statistics (Paperback)

by Darrell Huff (shelved 69 times as

avg rating 3.84 — 9,370 ratings — published 1954

by Darrell Huff (shelved 69 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.84 — 9,370 ratings — published 1954

One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale (Hardcover)

by Demi (shelved 68 times as

avg rating 4.30 — 2,454 ratings — published 1997

by Demi (shelved 68 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.30 — 2,454 ratings — published 1997

A History of Pi (Paperback)

by Petr Beckmann (shelved 68 times as

avg rating 3.87 — 3,696 ratings — published 1970

by Petr Beckmann (shelved 68 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.87 — 3,696 ratings — published 1970

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

by Alex Bellos (Goodreads Author) (shelved 67 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 2,716 ratings — published 2010

by Alex Bellos (Goodreads Author) (shelved 67 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.03 — 2,716 ratings — published 2010

Principles of Mathematical Analysis (Paperback)

by Walter Rudin (shelved 64 times as

avg rating 4.23 — 1,502 ratings — published 1964

by Walter Rudin (shelved 64 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.23 — 1,502 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 63 times as

avg rating 4.12 — 3,118 ratings — published 2009

by Clifford A. Pickover (shelved 63 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.12 — 3,118 ratings — published 2009

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

by Jordan Ellenberg (shelved 62 times as

avg rating 3.89 — 8,609 ratings — published 2014

by Jordan Ellenberg (shelved 62 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.89 — 8,609 ratings — published 2014

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

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 61 times as

avg rating 3.81 — 468 ratings — published 2009

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 61 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.81 — 468 ratings — published 2009

e: the Story of a Number (Paperback)

by Eli Maor (shelved 60 times as

avg rating 3.91 — 2,659 ratings — published 1993

by Eli Maor (shelved 60 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.91 — 2,659 ratings — published 1993

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

by Margaret McNamara (shelved 59 times as

avg rating 4.13 — 675 ratings — published 2007

by Margaret McNamara (shelved 59 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.13 — 675 ratings — published 2007

Math For All Seasons (Paperback)

by Greg Tang (shelved 58 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 412 ratings — published 2002

by Greg Tang (shelved 58 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.05 — 412 ratings — published 2002

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table (Hardcover)

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 57 times as

avg rating 4.07 — 2,973 ratings — published 1997

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 57 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.07 — 2,973 ratings — published 1997

Give Me Half! (MathStart Level 2)

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

avg rating 3.91 — 368 ratings — published 1996

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

*math*)avg rating 3.91 — 368 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 — 2,575 ratings — published 1998

by Paul J. Nahin (shelved 57 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.97 — 2,575 ratings — published 1998

Zero the Hero (Hardcover)

by Joan Holub (Goodreads Author) (shelved 56 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 969 ratings — published 2011

by Joan Holub (Goodreads Author) (shelved 56 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.03 — 969 ratings — published 2011

A Mathematician's Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form (Paperback)

by Paul Lockhart (shelved 55 times as

avg rating 4.24 — 1,961 ratings — published 2009

by Paul Lockhart (shelved 55 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.24 — 1,961 ratings — published 2009

“Elodin proved a difficult man to find. He had an office in Hollows, but never seemed to use it. When I visited Ledgers and Lists, I discovered he only taught one class: Unlikely Maths. However, this was less than helpful in tracking him down, as according to the ledger, the time of the class was 'now' and the location was 'everywhere.”

― Patrick Rothfuss,

― Patrick Rothfuss,

*The Name of the Wind*
“It has become almost a cliché to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.”

― Richard Dawkins

― Richard Dawkins