1 

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
by
Douglas R. Hofstadter
4.30 avg rating — 35,341 ratings


2 

Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem
by
Simon Singh
4.23 avg rating — 20,076 ratings


3 

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
by
Edwin A. Abbott
3.81 avg rating — 42,153 ratings


4 

The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
by
Simon Singh
4.29 avg rating — 16,436 ratings


5 

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdős and the Search for Mathematical Truth
by
Paul Hoffman
4.14 avg rating — 5,963 ratings


6 

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
by
Charles Seife
3.96 avg rating — 7,235 ratings


7 

Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics
by
William Dunham
4.18 avg rating — 2,175 ratings


8 

A Beautiful Mind
by
Sylvia Nasar
4.12 avg rating — 108,281 ratings


9 

The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
by
Leonard Mlodinow
3.89 avg rating — 15,967 ratings


10 

What Is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods
by
Richard Courant
4.22 avg rating — 1,527 ratings


11 

Euclid's Elements
by
Euclid
4.28 avg rating — 2,598 ratings


12 

How to Lie with Statistics
by
Darrell Huff
3.87 avg rating — 6,899 ratings


13 

The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan
by
Robert Kanigel (Goodreads Author)
4.15 avg rating — 4,793 ratings


14 

The Music of the Primes: Searching to Solve the Greatest Mystery in Mathematics
by
Marcus du Sautoy
4.07 avg rating — 3,453 ratings


15 

Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession
by
Apostolos Doxiadis
3.98 avg rating — 3,311 ratings


16 

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
by
Richard Feynman
4.29 avg rating — 108,840 ratings


17 

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure
by
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
3.90 avg rating — 4,126 ratings


18 

The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity
by
Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author)
3.98 avg rating — 3,497 ratings


19 

A Mathematician's Apology
by
G.H. Hardy
3.92 avg rating — 4,142 ratings


20 

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences
by
John Allen Paulos
3.80 avg rating — 3,677 ratings


21 

Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
by
John Derbyshire
4.07 avg rating — 2,676 ratings


22 

Cryptonomicon
by
Neal Stephenson (Goodreads Author)
4.25 avg rating — 85,221 ratings


23 

Here's Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math
by
Alex Bellos (Goodreads Author)
4.06 avg rating — 3,033 ratings


24 

Men Of Mathematics
by
Eric Temple Bell
4.09 avg rating — 1,632 ratings


25 

A History of π
by
Petr Beckmann
3.92 avg rating — 2,206 ratings


26 

Monster's Battle Book 1
by
Othen Donald Dale Cummings (Goodreads Author)
4.74 avg rating — 38 ratings


27 

Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
by
Albert Einstein
4.17 avg rating — 13,987 ratings


28 

A Brief History of Time
by
Stephen Hawking
4.13 avg rating — 198,141 ratings


29 

Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra
by
John Derbyshire
3.87 avg rating — 595 ratings


30 

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics
by
Timothy Gowers (Editor)
4.39 avg rating — 1,295 ratings


31 

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail  But Some Don't
by
Nate Silver
3.97 avg rating — 33,281 ratings


32 

A Mathematician's Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form
by
Paul Lockhart
4.13 avg rating — 1,502 ratings


33 

The Colossal Book of Mathematics
by
Martin Gardner
4.35 avg rating — 384 ratings


34 

The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures
by
Malba Tahan
4.09 avg rating — 3,223 ratings


35 

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
by
Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Goodreads Author)
4.04 avg rating — 34,563 ratings


36 

Proofs from THE BOOK
by
Martin Aigner
4.37 avg rating — 631 ratings


37 

The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number
by
Mario Livio (Goodreads Author)
3.77 avg rating — 4,984 ratings


38 

I Am a Strange Loop
by
Douglas R. Hofstadter
3.93 avg rating — 4,909 ratings


39 

Letters to a Young Mathematician
by
Ian Stewart
3.82 avg rating — 1,050 ratings


40 

The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved: How Mathematical Genius Discovered the Language of Symmetry
by
Mario Livio (Goodreads Author)
3.89 avg rating — 1,095 ratings


41 

An Imaginary Tale: The Story of the Square Root of Minus One
by
Paul J. Nahin
3.95 avg rating — 1,075 ratings


42 

The Mathematical Universe: An Alphabetical Journey Through the Great Proofs, Problems, and Personalities
by
William Dunham
4.14 avg rating — 374 ratings


43 

Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality
by
Edward Frenkel
3.62 avg rating — 2,126 ratings


44 

Geometry and the Imagination
by
David Hilbert
4.52 avg rating — 64 ratings


45 

The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics
by
Clifford A. Pickover
4.03 avg rating — 1,583 ratings


46 

The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds and the Laws of Physics
by
Roger Penrose
3.84 avg rating — 5,262 ratings


47 

The Parrot's Theorem
by
Denis Guedj
3.63 avg rating — 2,111 ratings


48 

Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers
by
Jan Gullberg
4.17 avg rating — 489 ratings


49 

Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace
by
Leonard Mlodinow
3.80 avg rating — 1,476 ratings


50 

e: the Story of a Number
by
Eli Maor
3.91 avg rating — 1,631 ratings


51 

The Mathematical Experience
by
Philip J. Davis
4.02 avg rating — 487 ratings


52 

Number: The Language of Science
by
Tobias Dantzig
4.08 avg rating — 406 ratings


53 

Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
by
Dava Sobel
3.95 avg rating — 44,635 ratings


54 

A Tour of the Calculus
by
David Berlinski
3.73 avg rating — 1,113 ratings


55 

From Here to Infinity
by
Ian Stewart
3.91 avg rating — 238 ratings


56 

Gödel's Proof
by
Ernest Nagel
4.15 avg rating — 3,894 ratings


57 

Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order
by
Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author)
3.97 avg rating — 1,984 ratings


58 

Mathematics Form and Function
by
Saunders Mac Lane
4.38 avg rating — 45 ratings


59 

Prisoner's Dilemma
by
William Poundstone
3.92 avg rating — 1,276 ratings


59 

Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering
by
Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author)
4.30 avg rating — 1,020 ratings


59 

The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe
by
Roger Penrose
4.09 avg rating — 5,726 ratings


62 

Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science
by
Ronald L. Graham
4.32 avg rating — 1,520 ratings


63 

Labyrinths of Reason: Paradox, Puzzles and the Frailty of Knowledge
by
William Poundstone (Editor)
4.05 avg rating — 485 ratings


64 

The Poincaré Conjecture: In Search of the Shape of the Universe
by
Donal O'Shea
3.81 avg rating — 664 ratings


65 

My Brain is Open: The Mathematical Journeys of Paul Erdos
by
Bruce Schechter
4.19 avg rating — 435 ratings


66 

Does God Play Dice?: The New Mathematics of Chaos
by
Ian Stewart
4.01 avg rating — 1,206 ratings


67 

Asimov on Numbers
by
Isaac Asimov
4.01 avg rating — 543 ratings


68 

How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method
by
George Pólya
4.16 avg rating — 3,145 ratings


69 

Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction
by
Timothy Gowers
3.88 avg rating — 1,017 ratings


70 

In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World
by
Ian Stewart
3.98 avg rating — 1,801 ratings


71 

Chaos: Making a New Science
by
James Gleick (Goodreads Author)
3.98 avg rating — 24,731 ratings


72 

Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century
by
Masha Gessen
3.85 avg rating — 839 ratings


73 

Mathematical Sorcery
by
Calvin C. Clawson
3.82 avg rating — 61 ratings


74 

Impossibility: The Limits of Science and the Science of Limits
by
John D. Barrow
3.96 avg rating — 259 ratings


75 

Flatterland: Like Flatland Only More So
by
Ian Stewart
3.71 avg rating — 1,398 ratings


76 

The Math Olympian
by
Richard Hoshino (Goodreads Author)
4.60 avg rating — 45 ratings


77 

God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History
by
Stephen Hawking (Editor)
4.06 avg rating — 1,645 ratings


78 

Math, Better Explained: Learn to Unlock Your Math Intuition
by
Kalid Azad (Goodreads Author)
4.25 avg rating — 256 ratings


79 

Math and Magic in Wonderland
by
Lilac Mohr (Goodreads Author)
4.60 avg rating — 43 ratings


80 

The Archimedes Codex: How a Medieval Prayer Book Is Revealing the True Genius of Antiquity's Greatest Scientist
by
Reviel Netz
3.90 avg rating — 519 ratings


81 

The Silicon Jungle
by
Shumeet Baluja (Goodreads Author)
3.56 avg rating — 104 ratings


82 

Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity
by
David Foster Wallace
3.69 avg rating — 2,901 ratings


83 

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
by
Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Goodreads Author)
3.89 avg rating — 62,656 ratings


84 

The Principles of Mathematics
by
Bertrand Russell
4.02 avg rating — 331 ratings


85 

The Mismeasure of Man
by
Stephen Jay Gould
4.04 avg rating — 6,846 ratings


86 

Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions
by
Martin Gardner
4.23 avg rating — 266 ratings


87 

The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer
by
David Leavitt
3.45 avg rating — 1,005 ratings


88 

Concepts of Modern Mathematics
by
Ian Stewart
4.03 avg rating — 387 ratings


89 

Dr Euler's Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills
by
Paul J. Nahin
4.07 avg rating — 210 ratings


90 

Fermat's Last Theorem: Unlocking the Secret of an Ancient Mathematical Problem
by
Amir D. Aczel
3.91 avg rating — 1,260 ratings


91 

Mathematics: Is God Silent?
by
James Nickel
4.20 avg rating — 110 ratings


92 

Mathematical Mysteries
by
Calvin C. Clawson
4.15 avg rating — 144 ratings


93 

The Infinite Book: A Short Guide to the Boundless, Timeless and Endless
by
John D. Barrow
3.90 avg rating — 802 ratings


93 

Indiscrete Thoughts
by
GianCarlo Rota
4.19 avg rating — 77 ratings


95 

How to Take a Chance
by
Darrell Huff
3.64 avg rating — 33 ratings


96 

Yearning for the Impossible: The Surprising Truths of Mathematics
by
John Stillwell
4.04 avg rating — 47 ratings


96 

Euler's Gem: The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology
by
David S. Richeson
4.24 avg rating — 242 ratings


98 

The Calculus Wars
by
Jason Socrates Bardi
3.56 avg rating — 324 ratings


99 

How to Cut a Cake: And Other Mathematical Conundrums
by
Ian Stewart
3.68 avg rating — 171 ratings


100 

Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension
by
Matt Parker
4.19 avg rating — 982 ratings


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