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12 Best Data Structures Books of All Time

Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Data Structures books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best data structures books" and study the top 5 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2023)

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  1. 1
  2. 2


    Robert Sedgewick

  3. 3
  4. 7

    Algorithms Unlocked

    Thomas H. Cormen

  5. 8
  6. 11
  7. 12

    Algorithm Design

    Jon Kleinberg


  • How was this Data Structures books list created?

    We searched for "best Data Structures books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Data Structures books are in this list?

    There are 12 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Data Structures books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Data Structures books on the internet.

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