Looking for a good science book to read? There are many excel­lent books about science out there, so we’ve created a col­lec­tion of science books rec­om­mend­ed by our users!

“Although it is not the focus of the book, this was the best expla­na­tion of the repli­ca­tion crisis in psy­chol­o­gy that I’ve read and it forced me to think care­ful­ly about so many aspects of my data han­dling life that I was taking for granted. Very acces­si­ble and easy to read and very pow­er­ful too.”

Think­ing Fast and Slow

Written by Daniel Kahneman

Rec­om­mend­ed by Juliet Usher-Smith


Under­stand­ing Psy­chol­o­gy as a Science

Written by Zoltan Dienes

Rec­om­mend­ed by Maša Vujović

“Zoltan Dienes’ Under­stand­ing Psy­chol­o­gy as a Science is a fan­tas­tic intro­duc­tion to the sci­en­tif­ic method for psy­chol­o­gists. I only wish I’d read it as an undergraduate.”

Ren­dezvous with Rama

Written by Arthur C. Clarke

Rec­om­mend­ed by Mircea Zloteanu


“While this is a science-fiction book and not a non-fiction book, its is one that I come back to from time to time and would highly rec­om­mend. It is, in my opinion, an excel­lent descrip­tion of how the sci­en­tif­ic process when inves­ti­gat­ing some­thing novel should unfold. At times it can be slow paced, unevent­ful, and leaving us with more ques­tions than when we started, it can also so be surreal, illu­mi­nat­ing, and awe-inspiring.”

The Feather Thief

Written by Kirk Wallace Johnson

Rec­om­mend­ed by Nadine Lavan


“Not nec­es­sar­i­ly a tra­di­tion­al (pop) science book but The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson was an inter­est­ing read. I know a lot more about early nat­u­ral­ists, the exotic feather trade and fly tying after reading it!”

“This is a great new book about lin­guis­tics for the general reader!”

The 7 Deadly Sins of Psychology

Written by Chris Chambers

Rec­om­mend­ed by Violet Brown


“I loved reading The Seven Deadly Sins of Psy­chol­o­gy by Chris Cham­bers. This book clearly and effec­tive­ly lays out seven issues that are preva­lent in psy­cho­log­i­cal research and includes sug­ges­tions for how we can address these issues.”

The Incerto Series

Written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Rec­om­mend­ed by Răzvan Jurchiș


“I would def­i­nite­ly rec­om­mend the Incerto series, by Nassim Taleb, which com­pris­es five books dealing with the perils and oppor­tu­ni­ties of ran­dom­ness, risk, uncer­tain­ty, and with their ubiq­ui­tous implications.”

Surfing Uncer­tain­ty

Written by Andy Clark

Rec­om­mend­ed by Max Roll­wage


This Is Going to Hurt

Written by Adam Kay

Rec­om­mend­ed by Sahira van de Wouw


“While it’s not really hard-core science, but some parts are relat­able nonethe­less and it’s def­i­nite­ly worth a read!”

Forty Studies That Changed Psychology

Written by Roger R. Hock

Rec­om­mend­ed by Xiao Hu

“I would def­i­nite­ly rec­om­mend Fourty Studies That Changed Psy­chol­o­gy to every­one. This book pro­vides a summary of impor­tant studies that have impact­ed the field of psychology.”

Lab Girl

Written by Hope Jahren

Rec­om­mend­ed by Jonathan Tsay