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The 10 Best Books for the Curious Mind

The 10 Best Books for the Curious Mind

The following list of books is specially selected for those who have a very wide spectrum of interests and enjoy reading a little bit about everything. They cover a wide range of subjects and are not particularly difficult to read. Sometimes, that is the best combination. 

The 10 Best Books for the Curious Mind 10. “The Greatest Stories Never Told” by Rick Beyer

This books contains somewhere around 100 astonishing and extremely interesting tales. Besides the fact that it is full of intrigue and adventure, it also contains a great number of maps and pictures to bring the stories alive.

The 10 Best Books for the Curious Mind 9. “Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things” by Charles Panati

It is the perfect book to complete your knowledge of trivia and unusual facts. Unlike other trivia books, which can be rather dry and boring, Panati’s work succeeds in keeping the reader hooked.

The 10 Best Books for the Curious Mind 8. “Book of Secrets” by Thomas Eaton

This book contains, as the title indicates, hundreds of secrets regarding different conspiracy theories, covert government operations, international intelligence gathering and many other intriguing subjects.

The 10 Best Books for the Curious Mind 7. “The Book of General Ignorance” by John Mitchinson and John Lloyd

The only purpose of this book is to make us feel stupid. It takes commonly known facts and proves that they are wrong. Nonetheless, “The Book of General Ignorance” is extremely interesting and useful for those of you who are trivia buffs and would like to improve your general knowledge.

The 10 Best Books for the Curious Mind 6. “Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Wise Up” by the Bathroom Readers’ Institute

Are you interested in how Neil Young and Jimi Hendrix got to Woodstock in time? Did you know that King Tut was buried under 145 pairs of loincloth? Or that the Chicago White Sox haven’t actually worn white socks since 1948? Then give “Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Wise Up” a try.

The 10 Best Books for the Curious Mind 5. “A Short History of Nearly Everything” by Bill Bryson

This book takes us from the primordial nothingness, through the hardship of evolution and technological development, to the society of today. Bryson uses hundreds of sources in order to offer a diversified rendering and an overall well documented book.

The 10 Best Books for the Curious Mind 4. “The Encyclopedia of Things that Never Were” by Robert Ingpen

Ingpen’s Encyclopedia is different from others because it documents mythical creatures, legends and fantastical places. It offers a very interesting read for those interested in the mythological world.

The 10 Best Books for the Curious Mind 3. “An Underground Education” by Richards Zacks

Richard Zacks offers us a unique perspective of universal history, underlining such aspects as the nose blowing custom of the ancient Romans or the practice of dentistry before Novocain.

The 10 Best Books for the Curious Mind 2. “History’s Greatest Lies” by William Weir

Weir seems to get a lot of enjoyment out of debunking historical myths and that’s exactly what he does in this book. If you are interested in some curious truths regarding our past, then give this book a try.

The 10 Best Books for the Curious Mind 1. “An Incomplete Education” by William Wilson

This book became an immediate favorite of the trivia enthusiasts when it firsts appeared in 1987. It covers the entire span of world history, containing 3.684 interesting subjects. The book discusses economics, sociology, culture, literature, science, philosophy and many other need-to-know information.

 

 

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