5 Books You Should Read to be Smarter

5 Books You Should Read to be Smarter

We know that reading can make us more educated, give us a wider vocabulary, approach new topics and even help us study better. But … Did you know that reading can make you smarter? Yes, you can do it.

As a sum of all the above factors, we can say that reading makes us smarter because it allows us to know aspects that until now we did not know, allows us to approach other realities and even explore new topics. If that is what you are looking for, we recommend these 5 books that every self-respecting reader should read at some time in their life and that without a doubt will make you smarter:

1. The old man and the sea, by Ernest Hemingway

The most famous work of this author, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature, and recognized as one of the most outstanding works of fiction in the world. It was adapted to the cinema on numerous occasions, but without a doubt nothing equals the reading itself of this masterpiece. Doing so will make you smarter, and even a little more human.

2. The Prince, by Nicolás Machiavelli

At first it was recognized as a political treaty, for the purpose with which it was drafted, but then its importance extended to all areas of daily life. Understanding this book will allow us to understand many other aspects, and solve them under the philosophy of the great Machiavelli.

3. History of Western Philosophy, by Bertrand Russell

Have you ever wondered why we are the way we are? Where we come from? What does our behavior depend on? Well, all those answers are in History of Western Philosophy.

4. The trips of Gulliver, by Jonathan Swift

Maybe the title or the same review of the story does not seem too new, but it is what is learned between the lines of this book what makes it a must-have masterpiece for those who wish to learn something by reading a book.

5. Guerra y Paz, by León Tolstoy

Throughout 50 years of Russian history, Tolstoy tells the adventures and problems of characters belonging to four different families. In this account of what appears to be “normal” characters, some historical figures are filtered, such as the Russian Emperor Alexander I.

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