Free Digital Books From Neil deGrasse Tyson’s List of Reading Recommendations

By Maryann Yin Comment

Neil deGrasse TysonWhat does astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson recommend for reading? According to Brain Pickings, Tyson (pictured, via) participated in a Reddit AMA session and named the books he feels “every intelligent person on the planet should read.”

Below, we’ve collected links to download free digital editions for all eight titles which include a mix of both fiction and nonfiction choices. Will you be tackling Tyons’s suggestions in the year 2015?

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Reading List

The Bible

The System of the World by Isaac Newton

On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine

The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli