33 books
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32 voters

# Popular Math Books

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9,845)

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

by Douglas R. Hofstadter (shelved 224 times as

avg rating 4.28 — 61,114 ratings — published 1979

by Douglas R. Hofstadter (shelved 224 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.28 — 61,114 ratings — published 1979

The Doorbell Rang (Paperback)

by Pat Hutchins (shelved 210 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 5,075 ratings — published 1901

by Pat Hutchins (shelved 210 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.10 — 5,075 ratings — published 1901

Math Curse (Hardcover)

by Jon Scieszka (shelved 186 times as

avg rating 4.15 — 7,106 ratings — published 1995

by Jon Scieszka (shelved 186 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.15 — 7,106 ratings — published 1995

The Greedy Triangle (Hardcover)

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 184 times as

avg rating 4.09 — 2,566 ratings — published 1994

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 184 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.09 — 2,566 ratings — published 1994

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

by Simon Singh (shelved 163 times as

avg rating 4.18 — 20,323 ratings — published 1997

by Simon Singh (shelved 163 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.18 — 20,323 ratings — published 1997

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea (Paperback)

by Charles Seife (shelved 127 times as

avg rating 3.94 — 11,473 ratings — published 2000

by Charles Seife (shelved 127 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.94 — 11,473 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 126 times as

avg rating 4.13 — 8,997 ratings — published 1998

by Paul Hoffman (shelved 126 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.13 — 8,997 ratings — published 1998

How Much Is a Million? (Paperback)

by David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 121 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 4,041 ratings — published 1985

by David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 121 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.04 — 4,041 ratings — published 1985

Grapes Of Math (Paperback)

by Greg Tang (shelved 108 times as

avg rating 4.01 — 2,043 ratings — published 2001

by Greg Tang (shelved 108 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.01 — 2,043 ratings — published 2001

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

by Mario Livio (Goodreads Author) (shelved 105 times as

avg rating 3.75 — 8,287 ratings — published 2002

by Mario Livio (Goodreads Author) (shelved 105 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.75 — 8,287 ratings — published 2002

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

by George Pólya (shelved 102 times as

avg rating 4.17 — 3,949 ratings — published 1944

by George Pólya (shelved 102 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.17 — 3,949 ratings — published 1944

One Hundred Hungry Ants (Paperback)

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 99 times as

avg rating 4.02 — 1,564 ratings — published 1993

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 99 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.02 — 1,564 ratings — published 1993

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! (Hardcover)

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 99 times as

avg rating 4.11 — 531 ratings — published 1997

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 99 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.11 — 531 ratings — published 1997

Measuring Penny (Hardcover)

by Loreen Leedy (Goodreads Author) (shelved 97 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 870 ratings — published 1998

by Loreen Leedy (Goodreads Author) (shelved 97 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.10 — 870 ratings — published 1998

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

by Simon Singh (shelved 92 times as

avg rating 4.25 — 17,908 ratings — published 1999

by Simon Singh (shelved 92 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.25 — 17,908 ratings — published 1999

Inch by Inch (Paperback)

by Leo Lionni (shelved 90 times as

avg rating 4.02 — 5,203 ratings — published 1960

by Leo Lionni (shelved 90 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.02 — 5,203 ratings — published 1960

The Grouchy Ladybug (Paperback)

by Eric Carle (shelved 88 times as

avg rating 4.07 — 25,691 ratings — published 1977

by Eric Carle (shelved 88 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.07 — 25,691 ratings — published 1977

A Mathematician's Apology (Paperback)

by G.H. Hardy (shelved 86 times as

avg rating 3.92 — 4,833 ratings — published 1940

by G.H. Hardy (shelved 86 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.92 — 4,833 ratings — published 1940

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences (Paperback)

by John Allen Paulos (shelved 82 times as

avg rating 3.83 — 4,277 ratings — published 1988

by John Allen Paulos (shelved 82 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.83 — 4,277 ratings — published 1988

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

by Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 81 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 4,905 ratings — published 2012

by Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 81 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.97 — 4,905 ratings — published 2012

How Big Is a Foot? (Paperback)

by Rolf Müller (shelved 81 times as

avg rating 4.07 — 919 ratings — published 1962

by Rolf Müller (shelved 81 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.07 — 919 ratings — published 1962

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

by Marcus du Sautoy (shelved 80 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 4,707 ratings — published 2003

by Marcus du Sautoy (shelved 80 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.05 — 4,707 ratings — published 2003

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Board Book)

by Eric Carle (shelved 80 times as

avg rating 4.27 — 250,760 ratings — published 1969

by Eric Carle (shelved 80 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.27 — 250,760 ratings — published 1969

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

by Leonard Mlodinow (shelved 78 times as

avg rating 3.84 — 19,635 ratings — published 2008

by Leonard Mlodinow (shelved 78 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.84 — 19,635 ratings — published 2008

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics (Hardcover)

by Timothy Gowers (shelved 75 times as

avg rating 4.48 — 2,591 ratings — published 2007

by Timothy Gowers (shelved 75 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.48 — 2,591 ratings — published 2007

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

by William Dunham (shelved 75 times as

avg rating 4.18 — 3,967 ratings — published 1990

by William Dunham (shelved 75 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.18 — 3,967 ratings — published 1990

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

by Richard Courant (shelved 73 times as

avg rating 4.28 — 2,683 ratings — published 1967

by Richard Courant (shelved 73 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.28 — 2,683 ratings — published 1967

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

by Deborah Heiligman (shelved 72 times as

avg rating 4.21 — 2,068 ratings — published 2013

by Deborah Heiligman (shelved 72 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.21 — 2,068 ratings — published 2013

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure (Paperback)

by Hans Magnus Enzensberger (shelved 71 times as

avg rating 3.90 — 3,558 ratings — published 1997

by Hans Magnus Enzensberger (shelved 71 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.90 — 3,558 ratings — published 1997

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

by John Derbyshire (shelved 71 times as

avg rating 4.06 — 3,548 ratings — published 2003

by John Derbyshire (shelved 71 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.06 — 3,548 ratings — published 2003

Chaos: The Making of a New Science (Paperback)

by James Gleick (shelved 69 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 30,334 ratings — published 1987

by James Gleick (shelved 69 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.97 — 30,334 ratings — published 1987

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

by Nate Silver (shelved 68 times as

avg rating 3.92 — 43,546 ratings — published 2012

by Nate Silver (shelved 68 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.92 — 43,546 ratings — published 2012

A Remainder of One (Hardcover)

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 68 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 401 ratings — published 1985

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 68 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.03 — 401 ratings — published 1985

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

by Amy Axelrod (Goodreads Author) (shelved 68 times as

avg rating 3.88 — 517 ratings — published 1997

by Amy Axelrod (Goodreads Author) (shelved 68 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.88 — 517 ratings — published 1997

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 4.02 — 2,442 ratings — published 2010

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

*math*)avg rating 4.02 — 2,442 ratings — published 2010

A History of Pi (Paperback)

by Petr Beckmann (shelved 65 times as

avg rating 3.88 — 3,322 ratings — published 1971

by Petr Beckmann (shelved 65 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.88 — 3,322 ratings — published 1971

Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science (Hardcover)

by Ronald L. Graham (shelved 63 times as

avg rating 4.29 — 2,672 ratings — published 1988

by Ronald L. Graham (shelved 63 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.29 — 2,672 ratings — published 1988

One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale (Hardcover)

by Demi (shelved 61 times as

avg rating 4.29 — 2,210 ratings — published 1997

by Demi (shelved 61 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.29 — 2,210 ratings — published 1997

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

by Walter Rudin (shelved 60 times as

avg rating 4.27 — 1,285 ratings — published 1964

by Walter Rudin (shelved 60 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.27 — 1,285 ratings — published 1964

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

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 59 times as

avg rating 3.79 — 409 ratings — published 2009

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 59 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.79 — 409 ratings — published 2009

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

by Clifford A. Pickover (shelved 58 times as

avg rating 4.14 — 2,785 ratings — published 2009

by Clifford A. Pickover (shelved 58 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.14 — 2,785 ratings — published 2009

Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth (Paperback)

by Apostolos Doxiadis (shelved 58 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 12,898 ratings — published 2008

by Apostolos Doxiadis (shelved 58 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.97 — 12,898 ratings — published 2008

How to Lie with Statistics (Paperback)

by Darrell Huff (shelved 58 times as

avg rating 3.83 — 6,467 ratings — published 1954

by Darrell Huff (shelved 58 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.83 — 6,467 ratings — published 1954

e: the Story of a Number (Paperback)

by Eli Maor (shelved 57 times as

avg rating 3.92 — 2,374 ratings — published 1993

by Eli Maor (shelved 57 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.92 — 2,374 ratings — published 1993

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

by Paul J. Nahin (shelved 57 times as

avg rating 3.96 — 2,285 ratings — published 1998

by Paul J. Nahin (shelved 57 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.96 — 2,285 ratings — published 1998

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? (Hardcover)

by Margaret McNamara (shelved 56 times as

avg rating 4.12 — 586 ratings — published 2007

by Margaret McNamara (shelved 56 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.12 — 586 ratings — published 2007

Give Me Half! (MathStart Level 2)

by Stuart J. Murphy (Goodreads Author) (shelved 55 times as

avg rating 3.85 — 319 ratings — published 1996

by Stuart J. Murphy (Goodreads Author) (shelved 55 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.85 — 319 ratings — published 1996

Zero the Hero (Hardcover)

by Joan Holub (Goodreads Author) (shelved 54 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 882 ratings — published 2011

by Joan Holub (Goodreads Author) (shelved 54 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.04 — 882 ratings — published 2011

Apple Fractions (Paperback)

by Jerry Pallotta (shelved 53 times as

avg rating 4.12 — 325 ratings — published 2003

by Jerry Pallotta (shelved 53 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.12 — 325 ratings — published 2003

My Full Moon is Square (Hardcover)

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 52 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 114 ratings — published 2002

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 52 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.03 — 114 ratings — published 2002

“I've got a few ideas," (Amy) admitted. "But I don't know where we're going in the long term. I mean - have you ever thought about what this ultimate treasure could be?"

"Something cool." (Dan)

"Oh, that's real helpful. I mean, what could make somebody the most powerful Cahill in history? And why thirty-nine clues?"

Dan shrugged. "Thirty-nine is a sweet number. It's thirteen times three. It's also the sum of five prime numbers in a row - 3,5,7,11,13.

Amy stared at him. "How did you know that?"

"What do you mean? It's obvious.”

― Rick Riordan,

"Something cool." (Dan)

"Oh, that's real helpful. I mean, what could make somebody the most powerful Cahill in history? And why thirty-nine clues?"

Dan shrugged. "Thirty-nine is a sweet number. It's thirteen times three. It's also the sum of five prime numbers in a row - 3,5,7,11,13.

*And*if you add the first three powers of three, 3 to the first, 3 to the second, and s to the third, you get thirty-nine."Amy stared at him. "How did you know that?"

"What do you mean? It's obvious.”

― Rick Riordan,

*The Maze of Bones*
“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