Bill Gates He has a habit of posting a list of books that he recommends, whether it’s for summer vacations or Christmas. But this year, the fifth richest person in the world wanted to celebrate the end of the year by publishing her 5 favorite books of all time on her blog.
The Microsoft co-founder said that these titles are “the five books that I have recommended to my family and friends over the years. I hope you find something new to read this winter.”
Bill Gates’ 5 All-Time Favorite Books
This is the list of Gates’ recommendations that you can add to your library this year-end to start 2023 on the right foot.
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1. Best Intro To Sci-Fi For Adults: Stranger in a strange landby Robert Heinlein
Paul Allen and I fell in love with Heinlein as children, and this book remains one of my all-time favorite science fiction novels.
The book tells the story of a young man who returns to Earth after growing up on Mars and starts a new religion.
2. Best memoir by a rock star: Surrender. 40 songs, one storyfrom Bono
This book came out just a few weeks ago. It is the story of how a boy from the suburbs of Dublin grew up to become a world famous rock star and philanthropist. Gates noted that although Bono is his friend, many of the stories in the book were new to him.
3. The best guide to leading a country: Team of Rivalsby Doris Kearns Goodwin
“I can’t read enough about Abraham Lincoln, and this is one of the best books on the subject,” says the billionaire.
This book is very relevant as many countries are living with difficult questions about race and deep ideological divisions.
4. The ultimate guide to stop self-sabotaging: The Inner Game of Tennisby Robert Gallwey
This 1974 book is a must read for anyone who plays tennis, but it can and should be read by everyone.
“Gallwey argues that your state of mind is just as important, if not more important, than your physical state. He gives excellent advice on how to constructively overcome mistakes ”,
says the co-founder of Microsoft.
5. Best book on the periodic table: Mendeleyev’s dreamby Paul Strathern
History is filled with quirky characters like Dimitri Mendeleev, the Russian scientist who first proposed the periodic table after it supposedly occurred to him in a dream.
“Strathern’s book traces that story back to its origins in ancient Greece. It is a fascinating look at how science develops and how human curiosity has evolved over the millennia,” Gates recommends.
Would you like to read any of these books?
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