ITT: we write the name of books that must be read for maximum wisdom/knowledge, any language is accepted, i start:
immortals are 100 the greatest one is mohammad
This. So much this.
A great read, especially for OP.
Even though it's a short read, I found Chapter X quite interesting.
The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
this list isn't complete without
The Demon-Haunted World, by Carl Sagan
hard to define, one could say it's a book about the nature of knowledge, so quite befiting this list.
There is no use in reading about a slave-based economy. Every single commodity in Plato's time was derived from slaves. Modern slavery is different, since it has wordsmithed the word "slavery" away and has instead reduced it to "working".
Reading Plato or Aristotle is useful only insofar as it gives you an understanding of the history of western philosophy. Many, if not most, of the conclusions that they came to have since been proven false or radically improved upon by later thinkers.
Aquinas is useful reading if you want a lesson in medieval apologetics, the history of Roman Catholicism, easy medieval Latin, or merely to waste your time reading about the minutiae describing a mythical sky monster named Yahweh and his son/himself.
Locke is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the philosophical scaffolding upon which Jefferson framed the Declaration of Independence and the rights theory of justice that underpins classical liberalism.
The ego and its Own
The Joy of Cooking
Voyage au bout de la nuit