202 books
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305 voters

# Popular Math Books

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9,633)

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

by Douglas R. Hofstadter (shelved 219 times as

avg rating 4.28 — 58,994 ratings — published 1979

by Douglas R. Hofstadter (shelved 219 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.28 — 58,994 ratings — published 1979

The Doorbell Rang (Paperback)

by Pat Hutchins (shelved 210 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 4,824 ratings — published 1901

by Pat Hutchins (shelved 210 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.10 — 4,824 ratings — published 1901

The Greedy Triangle (Hardcover)

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 183 times as

avg rating 4.09 — 2,455 ratings — published 1994

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 183 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.09 — 2,455 ratings — published 1994

Math Curse (Hardcover)

by Jon Scieszka (shelved 182 times as

avg rating 4.15 — 6,921 ratings — published 1995

by Jon Scieszka (shelved 182 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.15 — 6,921 ratings — published 1995

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 — 19,604 ratings — published 1997

by Simon Singh (shelved 163 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.18 — 19,604 ratings — published 1997

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea (Paperback)

by Charles Seife (shelved 127 times as

avg rating 3.94 — 11,127 ratings — published 2000

by Charles Seife (shelved 127 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.94 — 11,127 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 — 8,630 ratings — published 1998

by Paul Hoffman (shelved 126 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.13 — 8,630 ratings — published 1998

How Much Is a Million? (Paperback)

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

avg rating 4.04 — 3,891 ratings — published 1985

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

*math*)avg rating 4.04 — 3,891 ratings — published 1985

Grapes Of Math (Paperback)

by Greg Tang (shelved 109 times as

avg rating 4.01 — 1,953 ratings — published 2001

by Greg Tang (shelved 109 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.01 — 1,953 ratings — published 2001

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

by Mario Livio (Goodreads Author) (shelved 102 times as

avg rating 3.75 — 8,078 ratings — published 2002

by Mario Livio (Goodreads Author) (shelved 102 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.75 — 8,078 ratings — published 2002

One Hundred Hungry Ants (Paperback)

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 99 times as

avg rating 4.02 — 1,487 ratings — published 1993

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 99 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.02 — 1,487 ratings — published 1993

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! (Hardcover)

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 99 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 501 ratings — published 1997

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 99 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.10 — 501 ratings — published 1997

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

by George Pólya (shelved 98 times as

avg rating 4.17 — 3,719 ratings — published 1944

by George Pólya (shelved 98 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.17 — 3,719 ratings — published 1944

Measuring Penny (Hardcover)

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

avg rating 4.10 — 827 ratings — published 1998

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

*math*)avg rating 4.10 — 827 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 — 16,932 ratings — published 1999

by Simon Singh (shelved 92 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.25 — 16,932 ratings — published 1999

Inch by Inch (Paperback)

by Leo Lionni (shelved 90 times as

avg rating 4.02 — 5,028 ratings — published 1960

by Leo Lionni (shelved 90 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.02 — 5,028 ratings — published 1960

The Grouchy Ladybug (Paperback)

by Eric Carle (shelved 88 times as

avg rating 4.07 — 24,906 ratings — published 1977

by Eric Carle (shelved 88 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.07 — 24,906 ratings — published 1977

A Mathematician's Apology (Paperback)

by G.H. Hardy (shelved 84 times as

avg rating 3.91 — 4,640 ratings — published 1940

by G.H. Hardy (shelved 84 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.91 — 4,640 ratings — published 1940

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences (Paperback)

by John Allen Paulos (shelved 82 times as

avg rating 3.83 — 4,122 ratings — published 1988

by John Allen Paulos (shelved 82 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.83 — 4,122 ratings — published 1988

How Big Is a Foot? (Paperback)

by Rolf Müller (shelved 81 times as

avg rating 4.08 — 861 ratings — published 1962

by Rolf Müller (shelved 81 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.08 — 861 ratings — published 1962

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

by Leonard Mlodinow (shelved 78 times as

avg rating 3.84 — 18,855 ratings — published 2008

by Leonard Mlodinow (shelved 78 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.84 — 18,855 ratings — published 2008

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Board Book)

by Eric Carle (shelved 77 times as

avg rating 4.27 — 240,965 ratings — published 1969

by Eric Carle (shelved 77 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.27 — 240,965 ratings — published 1969

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

by Marcus du Sautoy (shelved 75 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 4,477 ratings — published 2003

by Marcus du Sautoy (shelved 75 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.05 — 4,477 ratings — published 2003

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

by Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 73 times as

avg rating 3.96 — 4,733 ratings — published 2012

by Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 73 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.96 — 4,733 ratings — published 2012

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics (Hardcover)

by Timothy Gowers (shelved 71 times as

avg rating 4.48 — 2,472 ratings — published 2007

by Timothy Gowers (shelved 71 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.48 — 2,472 ratings — published 2007

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

by William Dunham (shelved 71 times as

avg rating 4.19 — 3,784 ratings — published 1990

by William Dunham (shelved 71 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.19 — 3,784 ratings — published 1990

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure (Paperback)

by Hans Magnus Enzensberger (shelved 70 times as

avg rating 3.90 — 3,441 ratings — published 1997

by Hans Magnus Enzensberger (shelved 70 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.90 — 3,441 ratings — published 1997

Chaos: The Making of a New Science (Paperback)

by James Gleick (shelved 70 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 29,559 ratings — published 1987

by James Gleick (shelved 70 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.97 — 29,559 ratings — published 1987

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

by Deborah Heiligman (shelved 69 times as

avg rating 4.21 — 1,848 ratings — published 2013

by Deborah Heiligman (shelved 69 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.21 — 1,848 ratings — published 2013

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

by John Derbyshire (shelved 69 times as

avg rating 4.06 — 3,363 ratings — published 2003

by John Derbyshire (shelved 69 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.06 — 3,363 ratings — published 2003

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

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

avg rating 3.87 — 496 ratings — published 1997

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

*math*)avg rating 3.87 — 496 ratings — published 1997

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

by Nate Silver (shelved 67 times as

avg rating 3.92 — 42,109 ratings — published 2012

by Nate Silver (shelved 67 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.92 — 42,109 ratings — published 2012

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

by Richard Courant (shelved 67 times as

avg rating 4.29 — 2,545 ratings — published 1967

by Richard Courant (shelved 67 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.29 — 2,545 ratings — published 1967

A Remainder of One (Hardcover)

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 66 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 379 ratings — published 1985

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 66 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.03 — 379 ratings — published 1985

A History of Pi (Paperback)

by Petr Beckmann (shelved 63 times as

avg rating 3.87 — 3,177 ratings — published 1971

by Petr Beckmann (shelved 63 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.87 — 3,177 ratings — published 1971

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

by Alex Bellos (Goodreads Author) (shelved 62 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 2,345 ratings — published

by Alex Bellos (Goodreads Author) (shelved 62 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.03 — 2,345 ratings — published

Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science (Hardcover)

by Ronald L. Graham (shelved 61 times as

avg rating 4.27 — 2,538 ratings — published 1988

by Ronald L. Graham (shelved 61 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.27 — 2,538 ratings — published 1988

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

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 59 times as

avg rating 3.80 — 392 ratings — published 2009

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 59 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.80 — 392 ratings — published 2009

One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale (Hardcover)

by Demi (shelved 59 times as

avg rating 4.29 — 2,102 ratings — published 1997

by Demi (shelved 59 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.29 — 2,102 ratings — published 1997

e: the Story of a Number (Paperback)

by Eli Maor (shelved 58 times as

avg rating 3.91 — 2,238 ratings — published 1993

by Eli Maor (shelved 58 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.91 — 2,238 ratings — published 1993

How to Lie with Statistics (Paperback)

by Darrell Huff (shelved 57 times as

avg rating 3.82 — 6,161 ratings — published 1954

by Darrell Huff (shelved 57 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.82 — 6,161 ratings — published 1954

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

by Walter Rudin (shelved 57 times as

avg rating 4.27 — 1,202 ratings — published 1964

by Walter Rudin (shelved 57 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.27 — 1,202 ratings — published 1964

Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth (Paperback)

by Apostolos Doxiadis (shelved 56 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 12,554 ratings — published 2008

by Apostolos Doxiadis (shelved 56 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.97 — 12,554 ratings — published 2008

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

by Paul J. Nahin (shelved 56 times as

avg rating 3.96 — 2,155 ratings — published 1998

by Paul J. Nahin (shelved 56 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.96 — 2,155 ratings — published 1998

Give Me Half! (MathStart Level 2)

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

avg rating 3.84 — 310 ratings — published 1996

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

*math*)avg rating 3.84 — 310 ratings — published 1996

Zero the Hero (Hardcover)

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

avg rating 4.04 — 864 ratings — published 2011

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

*math*)avg rating 4.04 — 864 ratings — published 2011

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

by Clifford A. Pickover (shelved 54 times as

avg rating 4.13 — 2,653 ratings — published 2009

by Clifford A. Pickover (shelved 54 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.13 — 2,653 ratings — published 2009

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? (Hardcover)

by Margaret McNamara (shelved 54 times as

avg rating 4.11 — 567 ratings — published 2007

by Margaret McNamara (shelved 54 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.11 — 567 ratings — published 2007

Apple Fractions (Paperback)

by Jerry Pallotta (shelved 53 times as

avg rating 4.14 — 311 ratings — published 2003

by Jerry Pallotta (shelved 53 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.14 — 311 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

“If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.”

― John von Neumann

― John von Neumann

“It is the story that matters not just the ending.”

― Paul Lockhart,

― Paul Lockhart,

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