Fun books about math

The following list of books should be accessible to anyone who has taken high school geometry. Each of them is more-or-less about real mathematics and a lot of fun to read!

  • Symmetry by Hermann Weyl.

    An introduction to the mathematical notion of symmetry.

  • The Shape of Space by Jeffery Weeks.

    How the universe may be shaped and other notions involving low-dimensional topology.

  • The Book of Numbers by John Conway and Richard Guy.

    All about numbers, of course.

  • The Dots and Boxes Game by Elwyn Berlekamp.

    How to play the paper-and-pencil game.

  • Mathematics for the Million by Lancelot Hogben.

    Lots of ancient astronomy.