Read These Books and ‘Improve Your General Knowledge of the World’ (Farnam Street)

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Farnam Street asked readers to suggest what books to read to increase one’s general knowledge of the world. The blog received more than 55,000 submissions and compiled them into a more succinct record.

Books range from didactic texts such as The Einstein Factor: A Proven New Method for Increasing Your Intelligence by Win Wenger, PhD, to classic novels including The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck), Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen), and Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe). Plato and Aristotle also make the cut, along with 2011 best seller Thinking, Fast and Slow. The complete list here.

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