Recommended Reading for Adults

Space, Math, Astronomy, Rockets, and Strong Girls and Women in the fields of Science and Math.

Fiction Non-Fiction

Adult Fiction:

The Other Einstein
The Other Einstein

Marie Benedict
The Stargazer's Sister
The Stargazer’s Sister

Carrie Brown
Good Morning Midnight
Good Morning Midnight

Lily Brooks-Dalton
The Fall of Man in Wilmslow
The Fall of Man in Wilmslow

David Lagercrantz
Gifted
Gifted

Nikita Lalwani
 Princess Elizabeth's Spy
Princess Elizabeth’s Spy

Susan Ella MacNeal
Arcadia
Arcadia

Iain Pears
The Einstein Enigma
The Einstein Enigma

Jose Rodrigues dos Santos
The Comet Seekers
The Comet Seekers

Helen Sedgwick
V-S Day
V-S Day

Allen M. Steele

Adult Non-Fiction:

My Dream of Stars
My Dream of Stars

Anousheh Ansari
 
Incredible Stories From Space
Nancy Atkinson
The Interstellar Age
The Interstellar Age

Jim Bell
The Engineering Book
The Engineering Book
Marshall Brain
How To Bake Pi
How To Bake Pi

Eugenia Cheng
Rocket Science for the Rest of Us
Rocket Science for the Rest of Us

Ben Gillialand
Ada's Algorithm
Ada’s Algorithm

James Essinger
How to Make a Space Ship
How to Make a Space Ship

Julian Guthrie
Lab Girl
Lab Girl

Hope Jahren
Astro Turf
Astro Turf

M.G. Lord
Wonder Women
Wonder Women

Sam Maggs
Mars Rover Curiosity
Mars Rover Curiosity

Rob Manning
Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan
Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan

George Morgan
Promised the Moon
Promised the Moon

Stephanie Nolen
The Smithsonian Book of Air and Space Trivia
The Smithsonian Book of Air & Space Trivia

Amy Pastan
The Right Kind of Crazy
The Right Kind of Crazy

William Patrick
 We Could Not Fail
We Could Not Fail

Richard Paul
The Only Woman in the Room
The Only Woman in the Room

Eileen Pollack
Hedy's Folly
Hedy’s Folly

Richard Rhodes
Packing For Mars
Packing For Mars

Mary Roach
Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space
Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space

Lynn Sherr
Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures

Margot Lee Shetterly
The Glass Universe
The Glass Universe

Dava Sobel
HeadStrong, 52 Women Who Changed Science
HeadStrong, 52 Women Who Changed Science
Rachel Swaby
Our Mathematical Universe
Our Mathematical Universe

Max Tegman
A Space Traveler's Guide to the Solar System
A Space Traveler’s Guide to the Solar System

Mark Thompson
Breaking the Chains of Gravity
Breaking the Chains of Gravity

Amy Shira Tietel
What's It Like In Space?
What’s It Like In Space?

Ariel Waldman
The Final Mission: Preserving NASA's Apollo Sites
The Final Mission: Preserving NASA’s Apollo Sites
Lisa Westwood
Beyond Earth
Beyond Earth

Charles Wohlforth

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