The 20 Highest-Rated Science Books on Goodreads

Posted by Cybil on November 19, 2018


"Humanity’s deepest desire for knowledge is justification enough for our continuing quest. And our goal is nothing less than a complete description of the universe we live in."
-Stephen Hawking

This roundup sought out the highest-rated and most popular science books across disciplines, from astrophysics to psychology, as well as daring medical quests and a humorous study of human corpses. To be included in this list, each book not only had to have at least a four-star average review from your fellow readers, each also had to have at least 50,000 ratings on Goodreads.

Don't forget to add the ones that spark your interest to your Want to Read shelf!


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Want to explore more science books? Check out the 2018 Goodreads Choice Award Science & Technology nominees (and vote for your favorite!).


And share your knowledge by recommending your favorite science books in the comments!




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message 2: by anya (new)

anya I really enjoyed Death by Black Hole by Neil DeGrasse Tyson


message 4: by Jackie (new)

Jackie O'sullivan I really enjoyed reading Genome by Matt Ridley. Also Aging with Grace by David Snowdon about the Nun study specifically looking at Alzheimers and the relationship between genetics and environment


message 5: by Jim (new)

Jim Genius, by James Gleik


message 6: by Dr Ann (new)

Dr Ann Lawless I am reading "When Galaxies Collide" by Lisa Harvey-Smith; and Sobels "The Glass Universe"


message 7: by Meredith (new)

Meredith At least five of these aren’t science books.


message 8: by Dr Ann (new)

Dr Ann Lawless What's your definition of science books Meredith?


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