• 61 Books Elon Musk Thinks You Should Read
  • Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  • Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
  • Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
  • Screw Business As Usual: Turning Capitalism into a Force for Good
  • The Wealth of Nations and Das Kapital
  • Consider Phlebas
  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Lying
  • Merchants of Doubt
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61 Books Elon Musk Thinks You Should Read

The billionaire entrepreneur is also a prolific reader.
61 Books Elon Musk Thinks You Should Read
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Although his days are presumably filled with Tesla, SpaceX, cyber pigs and lots and lots of tweeting, it seems Elon Musk also finds the time to make reading part of his routine. The businessman is known for sharing (and oversharing) all his recommendations and thoughts on , so it's no surprise that books are part of that. 

Most Recommended Books compiled a list of all the books Musk has commented on in the past several years, and you can see all 61 here. But if you're short on time today, click through to see 11 of the most interesting picks from his list. 

61 Books Elon Musk Thinks You Should Read

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark

What Musk says: “This is a compelling guide to the challenges and choices in our quest for a great future of life, intelligence and consciousness—on Earth and beyond.” 

61 Books Elon Musk Thinks You Should Read

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel

What Musk says: “Peter Thiel has built multiple breakthrough companies, and Zero to One shows how.” 

61 Books Elon Musk Thinks You Should Read

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom

What Musk says: 

61 Books Elon Musk Thinks You Should Read

Screw Business As Usual: Turning Capitalism into a Force for Good

Screw Business As Usual: Turning Capitalism into a Force for Good by Richard Branson

What Musk says: 

61 Books Elon Musk Thinks You Should Read

The Wealth of Nations and Das Kapital

The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith and Das Kapital by Karl Marx

What Musk says: 

61 Books Elon Musk Thinks You Should Read

Consider Phlebas

Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks

What Musk says: 

61 Books Elon Musk Thinks You Should Read

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

What Musk says: 

61 Books Elon Musk Thinks You Should Read

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

What Musk says: 

61 Books Elon Musk Thinks You Should Read

Lying

Lying by Sam Harris

What Musk says: 

61 Books Elon Musk Thinks You Should Read

Merchants of Doubt

Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes

What Musk says: