Some math inspired reading for your summer enjoyment on the patio or on vacation!

  1. The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse by Jennifer Ouellette – A English major turned science writer spends a year tackling her fear of mathematics.
  2. Here’s Looking at Euclid: From Counting Ants to Games of Chance—An Awe-Inspiring Journey Through the World of Numbers by Alex Bellos – From the Amazon to Japan, from randomness, to origami this globe-trotting tour takes you through the world and history of mathematics.
  3. The Oxford Murders by Guillermo MartinezA young mathematics graduate student and his code-cracking landlady become embroiled in a solving a series of murders.
  4. The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua  A graphic novel recounting an alternative history of wild adventures and witty dialogue, of the famous Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbett.