It is World Book Day on Thursday, March 4th.
For a list of recommended books for young people interested in Mathematics, try this list from Nrich which is grouped into three different categories: History of Mathematics, Recreational and Thinking Mathematically. From Cambridge University this list of interesting mathematics books and internet sites is mainly intended for sixth-formers planning to take a degree in mathematics. The list includes some items which are suitable for less experienced readers so may well appeal to a wider audience. The list was last updated in September 2020. I see it includes Kevin Houston’s “How to Think Like a Mathematician, see also from Kevin Houston his page on the book which includes some solutions to problems in the book, also available are sample chapters on writing mathematics.
- General interest maths books from MEI
- Maths Reviews and Recommendations from Plus Magazine
- Simon Singh on Great Mathematics Books
- Recommendations from Alex Bellos
- Recommended Mathematics reading from the University of Oxford (scroll right down the page).
It seems appropriate to check some world records on books! Did you know that the first collection of crossword puzzles was published in the USA in 1924?