Want to be smarter—or at least, feel like it? Pick up one of these great reads for great minds. The idea that reading makes you smarter has been proven by numerous research studies, including those that have identified improvements in crystallized, fluid and emotional intelligence in those subjects who read regularly.
These types of intelligence include vocabulary, understanding of numerous subjects and issues, and the ability to detect emotions and feelings in others for better communications and relationships.
Here are 10 books that further enhance that level of intelligence that you can get from reading.
1. Moonwalking with Einstein:
In the list of books that make you smarter, the first name is for an instant bestseller book which is poised to become a classic, written by Joshua Foer, and has covered a memory championship, gets a tutor, works at it and tries competing himself. It tells us the story about his yearlong journey to improve his memory under the custody of some best “mental athletes” from observer to headphoned memorizer, with forays into the Renaissance “art of memory,”.
He draws on revolutionary research, surprising cultural history of remembering, and old tricks of the mental trade to reconstruct our perception of human memory. It gives a view of an utterly electrifying work of journalism, that starting from the United States Memory Championship and goes deep within the author’s mind, in every way it reminds what matters, we all are the sum of our memories.
2. Consider the Fork:
It teaches us that technology in the kitchen does not just mean the Pacojets and sous-vide of the modernist cuisine. It also means the smaller tools of everyday cooking and eating: a wooden spoon and a skillet, chopsticks and forks even matter a lot. Since prehistory, humans have confronted sharp knives, fire and grindstones to convert raw ingredients into something edible.
Tools shape now has changed how we consume, what we eat and our thinking about our food. It is one of the best books to read, Consider the Fork, Bee Wilson, an award-winning writer, provides a beautiful and witty journey of the evolution of cooking around the world, revealing the hidden history of everyday objects that we tend to take granted.