Want to Be More Intellectual? 5 Books to Read this Year that Will Ignite Your Inner Scholar

Want to Be More Intellectual 5 Books to Read this Year that Will Ignite Your IntellectWant to Be More Intellectual? 5 Books to Read this Year that Will Ignite Your Inner Scholar
Guest Post by Lizzie Weakley

Books have an amazing ability to change the way you view the world and improve your intellect. If you’re looking for some hard-earned, mind-expanding text to expand your mind, there are a few standards that you should be aware of. These books go beyond the “five-foot wall of knowledge” devised by Charles William Eliot that were intended to act as a record of the progress of man. These books challenge the brain and provide real growth, not just knowledge of history, culture and trends in the development of man.

Hope

This New York Times Bestseller was written by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus. The story increases your intellect by forcing you to engage with two women who were victims of a real-life kidnapping by a Cleveland school bus driver. These women were tortured and abused until they escaped nearly 10 years later. This book tells the story of these brave women and opens your mind to the depths of human character.

The Girl on the Train

A new book written by Paula Hawkins, this nonfiction story unfolds as a psychological thriller bound to keep your mind active and guessing until the very end. Few books can engage the mind and cause you to exercise your powers of deduction as this book can. In the vein of Sherlockian investigation, this book challenges your awareness and makes you pay attention to clues that may help to sharpen your intellect and understanding.

The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World

While on the subject of attempting to learn it all, this book by A.J. Jacobs attempts to recount the journey of one man who attempted to learn all there was to know. The book can serve as a foundation for those on the quest for increased learning, and it divulges many secrets and tricks necessary for succeeding on the path to greater knowledge.

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Joshua Foer covers the most important techniques needed for a true intellectual to attain their potential. The text deals with tips and techniques that can help make you a smarter, more knowledgeable and intellectual person. Think of this as a guidebook that will set you on the path toward greater understanding and achievement.

The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

Steven Pinker takes you through a journey of how the mind creates the auditory and symbolic cues to create language. It’s a classic study that any intellectual should take the time to study and read. It explains how children learn language, how it changes, evolves and how the brain processes language.

Any book you read that engages your mind, teaches you something new or forces you to think about life in a new way can improve your intellect. Learning, exploring and engaging with your inner world can help you to become a more interesting and vibrant individual. Take some time out this year and explore these thought-provoking texts written by some of the greatest authors of the modern era.

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The information for this article was provided by professionals who offer an online masters in reading of prospective students.

 

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