Top 9 highly recommended books by Elon Musk


Life 3.0

In the words of the world’s richest man, “this is a compelling guide to the challenges and choices in our quest for a great future of life, intelligence, and consciousness.” Written by Max Tegmark.

Zero to One

A Peter Thiel masterclass presented with Blake Masters this book is a perfect guide to the notes on Startup and how to build the future.

Twelve Against the God

A story on an adventure by William Bolitho is among Musk’s recommended books, who advises reading this simply by classifying it as “Quite Good.”

The Big Picture

The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself by Sean Carroll. Musk is a big fan of Carroll and marks this book as “Highly recommend anything by Sean Carroll.”


Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom is Worth reading as Musk says who advises being super careful with AI and marking it more dangerous than nukes through one of his tweets.


Lying: Written by Sam Harris, Musk’s good friend, who goes on to describe in simple lines, “Excellent cover art and lots of good reasons not to lie!”

Screw Business as Usual

Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand Musk describes the book as “Very appealing if you’re a sophomore in college. It’s a counterpoint to communism and useful as such, but should be tempered with kindness.”


Daemon by Daniel Suarez is a great read is how Musk described this book. The piece of writing even goes on to prompt the government to take note of this.