40 books
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12 voters

# Popular Math Books

Popular Math Books
(showing
1-50
of
9,008)

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

by Douglas R. Hofstadter (shelved 207 times as

avg rating 4.29 — 52,371 ratings — published 1979

by Douglas R. Hofstadter (shelved 207 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.29 — 52,371 ratings — published 1979

The Doorbell Rang (Paperback)

by Pat Hutchins (shelved 201 times as

avg rating 4.08 — 4,221 ratings — published 1901

by Pat Hutchins (shelved 201 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.08 — 4,221 ratings — published 1901

The Greedy Triangle (Hardcover)

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 172 times as

avg rating 4.09 — 2,036 ratings — published 1994

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 172 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.09 — 2,036 ratings — published 1994

Math Curse (Hardcover)

by Jon Scieszka (shelved 169 times as

avg rating 4.15 — 6,199 ratings — published 1995

by Jon Scieszka (shelved 169 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.15 — 6,199 ratings — published 1995

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

by Simon Singh (shelved 152 times as

avg rating 4.17 — 16,932 ratings — published 1997

by Simon Singh (shelved 152 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.17 — 16,932 ratings — published 1997

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

by Paul Hoffman (shelved 117 times as

avg rating 4.14 — 7,584 ratings — published 1998

by Paul Hoffman (shelved 117 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.14 — 7,584 ratings — published 1998

How Much Is a Million? (Paperback)

by David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 109 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 3,276 ratings — published 1985

by David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 109 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.03 — 3,276 ratings — published 1985

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea (Paperback)

by Charles Seife (shelved 109 times as

avg rating 3.94 — 9,837 ratings — published 2000

by Charles Seife (shelved 109 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.94 — 9,837 ratings — published 2000

Grapes Of Math (Paperback)

by Greg Tang (shelved 98 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 1,561 ratings — published 2001

by Greg Tang (shelved 98 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.97 — 1,561 ratings — published 2001

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

by Mario Livio (Goodreads Author) (shelved 97 times as

avg rating 3.74 — 7,046 ratings — published 2002

by Mario Livio (Goodreads Author) (shelved 97 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.74 — 7,046 ratings — published 2002

One Hundred Hungry Ants (Paperback)

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 96 times as

avg rating 4.00 — 1,243 ratings — published 1993

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 96 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.00 — 1,243 ratings — published 1993

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! (Hardcover)

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 93 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 387 ratings — published 1997

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 93 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.05 — 387 ratings — published 1997

Measuring Penny (Hardcover)

by Loreen Leedy (Goodreads Author) (shelved 89 times as

avg rating 4.08 — 693 ratings — published 1998

by Loreen Leedy (Goodreads Author) (shelved 89 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.08 — 693 ratings — published 1998

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

by George Pólya (shelved 88 times as

avg rating 4.17 — 2,811 ratings — published 1944

by George Pólya (shelved 88 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.17 — 2,811 ratings — published 1944

The Grouchy Ladybug (Paperback)

by Eric Carle (shelved 86 times as

avg rating 4.06 — 21,621 ratings — published 1977

by Eric Carle (shelved 86 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.06 — 21,621 ratings — published 1977

Inch by Inch (Paperback)

by Leo Lionni (shelved 85 times as

avg rating 4.00 — 4,447 ratings — published 1960

by Leo Lionni (shelved 85 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.00 — 4,447 ratings — published 1960

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

by Simon Singh (shelved 84 times as

avg rating 4.24 — 14,808 ratings — published 1999

by Simon Singh (shelved 84 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.24 — 14,808 ratings — published 1999

How Big Is a Foot? (Paperback)

by Rolf Müller (shelved 80 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 692 ratings — published 1962

by Rolf Müller (shelved 80 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.05 — 692 ratings — published 1962

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

by Leonard Mlodinow (shelved 77 times as

avg rating 3.83 — 16,438 ratings — published 2008

by Leonard Mlodinow (shelved 77 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.83 — 16,438 ratings — published 2008

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Board Book)

by Eric Carle (shelved 76 times as

avg rating 4.27 — 203,241 ratings — published 1969

by Eric Carle (shelved 76 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.27 — 203,241 ratings — published 1969

A Mathematician's Apology (Paperback)

by G. H. Hardy (shelved 73 times as

avg rating 3.91 — 3,803 ratings — published 1940

by G. H. Hardy (shelved 73 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.91 — 3,803 ratings — published 1940

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

by Marcus du Sautoy (shelved 71 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 3,759 ratings — published 2003

by Marcus du Sautoy (shelved 71 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.05 — 3,759 ratings — published 2003

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences (Paperback)

by John Allen Paulos (shelved 67 times as

avg rating 3.85 — 3,480 ratings — published 1988

by John Allen Paulos (shelved 67 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.85 — 3,480 ratings — published 1988

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

by John Derbyshire (shelved 65 times as

avg rating 4.07 — 2,700 ratings — published 2003

by John Derbyshire (shelved 65 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.07 — 2,700 ratings — published 2003

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure (Paperback)

by Hans Magnus Enzensberger (shelved 64 times as

avg rating 3.90 — 2,968 ratings — published 1997

by Hans Magnus Enzensberger (shelved 64 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.90 — 2,968 ratings — published 1997

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

by William Dunham (shelved 64 times as

avg rating 4.18 — 2,958 ratings — published 1990

by William Dunham (shelved 64 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.18 — 2,958 ratings — published 1990

Chaos: The Making of a New Science (Paperback)

by James Gleick (shelved 63 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 25,958 ratings — published 1987

by James Gleick (shelved 63 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.97 — 25,958 ratings — published 1987

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

by Deborah Heiligman (shelved 62 times as

avg rating 4.21 — 1,245 ratings — published 2013

by Deborah Heiligman (shelved 62 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.21 — 1,245 ratings — published 2013

A Remainder of One (Hardcover)

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 62 times as

avg rating 4.01 — 304 ratings — published 1985

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 62 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.01 — 304 ratings — published 1985

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics (Hardcover)

by Timothy Gowers (shelved 61 times as

avg rating 4.55 — 2,010 ratings — published 2007

by Timothy Gowers (shelved 61 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.55 — 2,010 ratings — published 2007

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

by Amy Axelrod (Goodreads Author) (shelved 61 times as

avg rating 3.82 — 409 ratings — published 1997

by Amy Axelrod (Goodreads Author) (shelved 61 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.82 — 409 ratings — published 1997

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

by Richard Courant (shelved 59 times as

avg rating 4.30 — 2,026 ratings — published 1967

by Richard Courant (shelved 59 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.30 — 2,026 ratings — published 1967

A History of Pi (Paperback)

by Petr Beckmann (shelved 59 times as

avg rating 3.87 — 2,732 ratings — published 1971

by Petr Beckmann (shelved 59 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.87 — 2,732 ratings — published 1971

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

by Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 58 times as

avg rating 3.93 — 4,013 ratings — published 2012

by Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 58 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.93 — 4,013 ratings — published 2012

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

by Nate Silver (shelved 58 times as

avg rating 3.92 — 36,315 ratings — published 2012

by Nate Silver (shelved 58 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.92 — 36,315 ratings — published 2012

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

by Alex Bellos (Goodreads Author) (shelved 57 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 2,048 ratings — published 2010

by Alex Bellos (Goodreads Author) (shelved 57 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.03 — 2,048 ratings — published 2010

Gödel's Proof (Hardcover)

by Ernest Nagel (shelved 57 times as

avg rating 4.12 — 3,841 ratings — published 1958

by Ernest Nagel (shelved 57 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.12 — 3,841 ratings — published 1958

Principles of Mathematical Analysis (International Series in Pure & Applied Mathematics)

by Walter Rudin (shelved 56 times as

avg rating 4.26 — 974 ratings — published 1964

by Walter Rudin (shelved 56 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.26 — 974 ratings — published 1964

Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science (Hardcover)

by Ronald L. Graham (shelved 54 times as

avg rating 4.31 — 2,000 ratings — published 1988

by Ronald L. Graham (shelved 54 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.31 — 2,000 ratings — published 1988

Give Me Half! (MathStart Level 2)

by Stuart J. Murphy (Goodreads Author) (shelved 53 times as

avg rating 3.78 — 263 ratings — published 1996

by Stuart J. Murphy (Goodreads Author) (shelved 53 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.78 — 263 ratings — published 1996

How to Lie with Statistics (Paperback)

by Darrell Huff (shelved 53 times as

avg rating 3.83 — 4,774 ratings — published 1954

by Darrell Huff (shelved 53 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.83 — 4,774 ratings — published 1954

e: the Story of a Number (Paperback)

by Eli Maor (shelved 53 times as

avg rating 3.86 — 1,816 ratings — published 1993

by Eli Maor (shelved 53 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.86 — 1,816 ratings — published 1993

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

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 52 times as

avg rating 3.78 — 334 ratings — published 2009

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 52 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.78 — 334 ratings — published 2009

My Full Moon is Square (Hardcover)

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 52 times as

avg rating 4.01 — 111 ratings — published 2002

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 52 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.01 — 111 ratings — published 2002

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

by Paul J. Nahin (shelved 52 times as

avg rating 3.95 — 1,783 ratings — published 1998

by Paul J. Nahin (shelved 52 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.95 — 1,783 ratings — published 1998

Zero the Hero (Hardcover)

by Joan Holub (Goodreads Author) (shelved 51 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 765 ratings — published 2011

by Joan Holub (Goodreads Author) (shelved 51 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.03 — 765 ratings — published 2011

Apple Fractions (Paperback)

by Jerry Pallotta (shelved 49 times as

avg rating 4.08 — 239 ratings — published 2003

by Jerry Pallotta (shelved 49 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.08 — 239 ratings — published 2003

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? (Hardcover)

by Margaret McNamara (shelved 49 times as

avg rating 4.06 — 400 ratings — published 2007

by Margaret McNamara (shelved 49 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.06 — 400 ratings — published 2007

One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale (Hardcover)

by Demi (shelved 48 times as

avg rating 4.26 — 1,698 ratings — published 1997

by Demi (shelved 48 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.26 — 1,698 ratings — published 1997

Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland (Paperback)

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 48 times as

avg rating 4.02 — 400 ratings — published 2001

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 48 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.02 — 400 ratings — published 2001

“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*
“Here's the thing. Math and I broke up two years ago, and now whenever we get together it's just weird and awkward for both of us.”

― Sariah Wilson,

― Sariah Wilson,

*The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back*