The 2019 STEM Reading Challenge

Reading is good for you. Research shows that. And what reading could possibly be more exciting than reading about all the different developments in different STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields!

So for a bit of a different 2019 reading list, try this one-book-a-month reading challenge that broadens your own intellectual horizons and helps you gain knowledge and by extension, power!

The STEM Reading Challenge
The 2019 STEM Reading challenge!


One book a month is fairly achievable and if you’re low on time, substitute it for an article or blog post on the topic. This is a great way to expand your knowledge of different STEM fields and open your eyes to some of the great and exciting discoveries and facets of these fields. The science section of your local library is a great place to start when looking for different STEM books.

So please join in, save this reading challenge and share book suggestions and what cool things you’ve learnt!

I’m also planning to post book reviews of science and STEM books every 3 months or so and that may provide some additional ideas and inspiration. For starters, however, I’ve provided a few possibilities for below. Happy reading!



On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin, for a very major work of Biology

Micrographia by Robert Hooke, another major historical work of Biology, though it might be difficult to get hold of a copy

Quantum Biology by Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden, a fascinating look at how quantum physics affects biological organisms



I can recommend Woo’s Wonderful World of Maths by Eddie Woo, as a very recently published popular mathematics book

Other than that, try the Mathematics section of your library (normally next to the science books)



The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene, a very popular science author and book about string theory

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking, another well-known science book and an early popularisation of physics


Those are just a few suggestions, comment if others particularly stand out to you!





5 thoughts on “The 2019 STEM Reading Challenge

  1. I can highly recommend a little history of nearly everything, by Bill Bryson. I highly enjoyed it. It would probably have to go into free choice, since it covers literally nearly everything.

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