The sheer amount of stuff there is to know in the world is sometimes overwhelming. Almost daily, I realize, “Oh crap. I don’t know enough about that particular social issue. Or this politician’s background. Or science in general.” Just trying to keep up with important issues can take a great deal of time and energy. But fortunately there are books every smart woman should read to keep her education going even years after graduation. Because it’s never too late to learn more about whatever topics interest you.
This ongoing education can get difficult once you’re in an established routine with a familiar career and daily expectations. There is a kind of confidence that comes from knowing all about your particular area of expertise, and it’s sometimes exhausting to educate yourself about an entirely new set of ideas. But learning more about the world is enlightening, and it’s always fun to have new topics at hand for discussion.
Overall, these books may help you discover a new passion or insight into other people’s lives. They can serve as a jumping-off point into entirely new schools of thought about history, or exciting scientific discoveries. Because there’s nothing like a good read to make the world a little less confusing.