The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams helped Musk to develop his perspective on the futility of life.
Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down by J.E. Gordon had a big impact on Musk's efforts into SpaceX and Tesla.
Elon Musk's concept of entrepreneurship and invention was influenced by Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson.
Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson inspired Musk to challenge and overturn established standards.
Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom influenced Elon Musk's approach to AI development at Neuralink and Tesla.
Zero to One: Startup Notes or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel provided Musk insights into how to establish groundbreaking companies.
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien inspired Musk to triumph over adversity and endurance.
The Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov influenced Elon Musk to develop opinions on the emergence and fall of civilizations and cultures.
Elon Musk's passion for space travel, and SpaceX is evident in Ignition: An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants by John D. Clark.