5 Books to read this Summer: Bill Gates

5 Books to read this Summer: Bill Gates

Bill Gates released his annual recommended reading list of 5 Books to read this Summer on Tuesday. The list mainly includes books based on Math, economics and the history of the human race.

In a blog post, Gates wrote that “there’s no science or math to my selection process”. And that the books on this year’s list “are simply ones that I loved, made me think in new ways, and kept me up reading long past when I should have gone to sleep.”

Here are the 5 Books to read this Summer, with comments from his reviews:

“Seveneves,” by Neal Stephenson

“The plot gets going in the first sentence, when the moon blows up. People figure out that in two years a cataclysmic meteor shower will wipe out all life on Earth, so the world unites on a plan to keep humanity going by launching as many spacecraft as possible into orbit.

“How Not to be Wrong,” by Jordan Ellenberg

“Ellenberg writes, ‘to do mathematics is to be, at once, touched by fire and bound by reason’ — and that there are ways in which we’re all doing math, all the time.”

“The Vital Question,” by Nick Lane

“More people should know about this guy’s work. He is trying to right a scientific wrong by getting people to fully appreciate the role that energy plays in all living things. ”

“The Power to Compete,” by Ryoichi Mikitani and Hiroshi Mikitani

“Why were (Japan’s) companies — the juggernauts of the 1980s — eclipsed by competitors in South Korea and China? And can they come back?”

“Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind,” by Yuval Noah Harari

“Harari takes on a daunting challenge: to tell the entire history of the human race in just 400 pages…I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who’s interested in the history and future of our species.”

Bill Gates is still a board of Director and technical advisor of Microsoft. He also runs world’s largest private charity, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with his wife Melinda Gates.

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