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

Marie Benedict

The Stargazer’s Sister
Carrie Brown

Good Morning Midnight
Lily Brooks-Dalton

The Fall of Man in Wilmslow
David Lagercrantz

Nikita Lalwani
Princess Elizabeth’s Spy
Susan Ella MacNeal

Iain Pears

The Einstein Enigma
Jose Rodrigues dos Santos

The Comet Seekers
Helen Sedgwick

V-S Day
Allen M. Steele

Adult Non-Fiction:

My Dream of Stars
Anousheh Ansari
Incredible Stories From Space
Nancy Atkinson

The Interstellar Age
Jim Bell

The Engineering Book
Marshall Brain

How To Bake Pi
Eugenia Cheng

Rocket Science for the Rest of Us
Ben Gillialand

Ada’s Algorithm
James Essinger

How to Make a Space Ship
Julian Guthrie

Lab Girl
Hope Jahren

Astro Turf
M.G. Lord

Wonder Women
Sam Maggs

Mars Rover Curiosity
Rob Manning

Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan
George Morgan

Promised the Moon
Stephanie Nolen

The Smithsonian Book of Air & Space Trivia
Amy Pastan
The Right Kind of Crazy
William Patrick
We Could Not Fail
Richard Paul

The Only Woman in the Room
Eileen Pollack

Hedy’s Folly
Richard Rhodes

Packing For Mars
Mary Roach

Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space
Lynn Sherr

Hidden Figures
Margot Lee Shetterly

The Glass Universe
Dava Sobel

HeadStrong, 52 Women Who Changed Science
Rachel Swaby

Our Mathematical Universe
Max Tegman

A Space Traveler’s Guide to the Solar System
Mark Thompson

Breaking the Chains of Gravity
Amy Shira Tietel

What’s It Like In Space?
Ariel Waldman

The Final Mission: Preserving NASA’s Apollo Sites
Lisa Westwood

Beyond Earth
Charles Wohlforth


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