What are you reading? For some of us the better question is, are you reading? Books are a great way to enjoy learning. We all know this. That's why we read to our kids. But we need to read, ourselves. We also need to make sure that we aren't just reading junk romance or other escapist fiction. I understand that picking up some light reading every now and then is really enjoyable. But make sure that you are also reading books that make you think, stay with you, present another point of view, or teach you something.
"Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand
Then there are the classics. You can find all sorts of lists on the Internet of things everyone should read. But for a really thorough, well-rounded foundation for your mind, I think the list from Thomas Jefferson Education is a great place to start from. They have a list for adults, youth, and children.
Remember, don't be afraid to look in your library's juvenile section for good literature. Anything worth reading when you're 10 should be worth reading when you're 50.