Top 67 Books Recommended By Bill Gates (By Year)

Damini Bhandary Damini Bhandary
Dec 11, 2021 24 min read
Top 67 Books Recommended By Bill Gates (By Year)

Books are a big source of inspiration, it helps you travel the world and provide the knowledge that you needed, in a beautiful and subtle way. A person can find worldly knowledge and information in books. Not only that, it can create a deep impact on our minds and provide us with enough motivation to live our lives freely.

There are a huge number of successful people who recommend books because the books lead them to self-improvement and are their cause of euphoria. They can be entertaining, motivational and an eye-opener; sometimes it also helps you in realizing your own dream.

One of the most successful people in the world, the founder of Microsoft, William Henry Gates III, also known as Bill Gates is a huge bibliophile. It is said that he reads at least 50 books every year and that is something enormous. Even in his busy schedule, he always finds a way to read books, and the best part he in his own dedicated blog called GatesNotes shares about the book he is reading and recommends the best ones. So, are you not curious to know, what the founder of one of the biggest technology companies read?

In this article, we will disclose all the books that Bill Gates has recommended over the span of 7 years. This list is comprised of science, technology, business, fiction, non-fiction, history, biography, and others So, let’s get started.

Bill Gates's love for books knows no bounds, every year in the summer and winter he recommends some of his favourite books that he has read in his blog. Some of the popular books from the last seven years are listed below. So, Let's look at the Books Recommended by Bill Gates.

“Whether I’m at the office, at home, or on the road, I always have a stack of books I’m looking forward to reading.”

-Bill Gates

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1. The Magic Of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True

Author: Richard Dawkins

Originally published: 15 September 2011

The Magic Of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True
The Magic Of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True

This 2011 book written by Richard Dawkins has made its place on the list of his Gates’s recommended books in 2015. The book is a favourite amongst children and young adults as it is written for them. It deals with re-telling the myths that are famous all over the world.

The origins of particular phenomena are also penned here. It is filled with interesting facts about the world that one should know about. This is a good book on science and answers the questions that one can have about the universe.

2. Hyberbole And A Half

Author: Allie Brosh

Originally published: 29 October 2013

Hyperbole And A Half
Hyperbole And A Half

The 2013 book written by Allie Brosh is all about the stories of her daily life full of hysterical stories that are extremely funny. Hyperbole And A Half is a blog and a webcomic. Then it has now become a book, where all the stories including the author's childhood experience are also contained in this book.

3. What If?

Author: Randall Munroe

Originally published: 2 September 2014

What if
What if 

This book by Munroe is non-fiction in which the author answers all the hypothetical science-related questions that are sent by the people who read his comic site 'xkcd'. He compiles all the answers to the questions that he has answered in his webcomic and has published them in this book.

4. On Immunity

Author: Eula Biss

Originally published: 30 September 2014

On Immunity
On Immunity

This 2014 non-fiction book reasons out why vaccination is so important for children. All the myths about the conception of immunity. It breaks all those misconceptions that people have about vaccination and are against it. This book showcased how vaccination is important for children as we cannot protect them on our own.

5. How To Lie With Statistics

Author: Darrel Huff

Originally published: 1954

How To Lie With Statistics
How To Lie With Statistics

This book by Darrel Huff can be considered as an introduction of statistics to readers. It elaborates on the misuse of statistics that can happen through the errors while interpreting statistics that can lead to the wrong conclusions.  

6. Should We Eat Meat?

Author: Vaclav Smil

Originally published: 2013

Should We Eat Meat?
Should We Eat Meat?

This 2013 book talks about how eating meat has played a role in the evolution of humans and how its influence is increasing in recent days. The book also details the production of meats in modern days. This book answers if we can produce meat for people without harming the planet. This book is very informative and does not just answer if we should eat meat or not.

7. The Road To Character

Author: David Brooks

Originally published: 14 April 2015

The Road To Character
The Road To Character

In the month of December 2015, Bill Gates included The Road To Character written by the columnist of The New York Times, David Brooks. This book has blended psychology, politics, and spirituality together and talks about the deeper values that we should have in our life.

It shows how some of the world’s greatest thinkers are able to create a strong and rich inner character. It is considered one of the best books for self-improvement and is named one of the best books of the year 2015 by The Economist.

8. Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff In Simple Words

Author: Randall Munroe

Originally published: 24 November 2015

Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff In Simple Words
Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff In Simple Words

The book is quite interesting and fascinating because the author just used 1000 English words that are very much common to explain the complicated things of various complex 54 subjects. The subject includes pencils, atom bombs, aeroplane engines. The book also has some jokes to entertain the readers.

9. Being Nixon: A Man Divided

Author: Evan Thomas

Originally published: 16 June 2015

Being Nixon: A Man Divided
Being Nixon: A Man Divided

This book is a New York Times bestselling biography of Richard Nixon. This book follows the growth of Nixon and his psychological profile, his childhood influences, and most importantly his career in politics. An insightful look into his political journey and how some of his decisions and weaknesses prove to be the villain and destroyed his presidency.

10. Sustainable Materials With Both Eyes Open

Author: Julian M. Allwood, Jonathan M, Cullen, and Mark A. Carruth

Originally published: 2012

Sustainable Materials With Both Eyes Open
Sustainable Materials With Both Eyes Open

This 2012 book talks about how we should save energy for the future. It is a follow-up to the book Sustainable Energy Without The Hot Air and talks about how one should concentrate on making materials in such a way that they can be sustainable and will be available for future generations.

11. Eradication: Ridding The World Of Diseases Forever?

Author: Nancy Leys Stepan

Originally published: 2011

Eradication: Ridding The World Of Diseases Forever?
Eradication: Ridding The World Of Diseases Forever?

This book by award-winning historian Nancy Stepan talks about the advantages and disadvantages of helping the world to get rid of some diseases one by one. The different approaches that have been tried to erase the diseases and the time that it failed to reach a conclusion that proved a success. Gates said that the book is written in an academic style.

12. Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success

Author: Carol S. Dweck

Originally published: 28 February 2006

Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success
Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success

This book showcases how our mindset can change our entire life. We can achieve success in almost every area, be it school, work, or sports, if we have the right mindset, nothing is impossible. A fixed mindset will help you in the growth of your life. This book is truly very inspirational and helps you in getting motivation.


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13. Sapiens: A Brief History Of Human Kind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Originally published: 2011

Sapiens: A Brief History Of Human Kind
Sapiens: A Brief History Of Human Kind

Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens made a place in the list of Bill Gates’s summer book recommendations in the year 2016. This book answers the question, what makes us sapiens? This 2011 book talks about the history and the future of human beings on the planet and busts some ancient myths that are part of human society for a long time. This Non-fiction was even a part of Gates’s spring vacation.

14. Seveneves

Author: Neal Stephenson

Originally published: 19 May 2015

This book is a science fiction novel and tells the story of all the efforts made to save human beings when the Earth faces an apocalypse after the moon got destroyed. All the nations across the world joined their hand to ensure the survival of the humans in outer space at the time of the apocalypse.

15. How Not To Be Wrong

Author: Jordan Ellenberg

Originally published: 29 May 2014

How Not To Be Wrong
How Not To Be Wrong

Another New York Times Best Selling book that made its place in Gates's list. This 2014 book showcases how different economics and philosophies of society are connected with mathematics and statistical principles. Basically how mathematics is connected with our everyday.

16. The Vital Question

Author: Nick Lane

Originally published: 2015

The Vital Question
The Vital Question

This book by Nick Lane talks about the origin of life and its evolution. The vital question tries to answer the complexity between the biology of life and energy. The book mainly focuses on answering why are we here and why are we like this?

17. The Power To Compete

Author: Ryoichi Mikitani and Hiroshi Mikitani

Originally published: 20 October 2014

The Power To Compete
The Power To Compete

As Gates said in his blog, if someone wants to know more about Japan, it is a must-read for them. This book gives the viewpoint of all the issues that are faced by Japan and they are not recognized despite being the fourth-largest economy in the world. The authors talk about how the problem can be solved to make the country's future more bright.

18. String Theory

Author: David Foster Wallace

Originally published: 10 May 2016

This book by David Foster Wallace may sound like something that deals with Physics but in reality, this book talks about Wallace’s favourite sport, Tennis. In the year 2016, this was one of the many books from the list of his winter. It contains everything about tennis, a competitor’s insight, a fan’s enthusiasm, and many other things. A must-read for a sports enthusiast.

19. Shoe Dog

Author: Phil Knight

Originally published: 26 April 2016

Shoe Dog
Shoe Dog

Almost everyone is familiar with the sportswear brand Nike, this book is written by its co-founder Phil Knight and talks about the history of Nike and the challenges that the company faces, and how it has become one of the most profitable and recognizable companies in the whole world.

20. The Gene

Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee

Originally published: 17 May 2016

The Gene
The Gene

This 2016 book is all about genes and genetic researches. Siddhartha Mukherjee is a physician and oncologist who focuses on the power of genes that is related to the traits of human beings in this book.

21. The Myth Of The Strong Leader

Author: Archie Brown

Originally published: 2014

The Myth Of The Strong Leader
The Myth Of The Strong Leader

This book by Archie Brown explains that a strong leader will not always be a successful leader. This book features Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Tony Blair and discusses the types and qualities of their leadership.

22. The Grid

Author: Gretchen Bakke

Originally published: 26 July 2016

The Grid
The Grid

The book talks about how the electrical grid in America that are made in the 20th century is now becoming a nuisance in the present time as they do not fit in modern times. It also talks about the various challenges faced by the grid in recent times.

23. Born A Crime

Author: Trevor Noah

Originally published: 15 November 2016

Born A Crime
Born A Crime

This book by Trevor Noah was published in the year 2016 and Bill Gates put it in his 2017 book list. Trevor Noah is an award-winning comedian from South Africa. It has the detailed story of Noah’s life and how he was termed illegal for being born of a mixed race. The struggles and the prejudices he faced while growing up is all detailed here.

24. The Heart

Author: Maylis de Kerangal

Originally published: 2013

The Heart
The Heart

It is a medical fiction novel that surrounds the death of a 19-year-old, Simon Limbres who died in a car accident. The story then focuses on how the transplantation of Simon's heart affects his parents, the doctors, the recipient, and their families in the span of 24 hours.

25. Hillbilly Elegy

Author: J.D. Vance

Originally published: 28 June 2016

Hillbilly Elegy
Hillbilly Elegy

The book deals with the themes of class and social mobility, economic inequality, and family. It talks about his ethnic Appalachian values, their social problems. It is also a New York Times Bestseller book that deals with health and economic problems as well.

26. Homo Deus

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Originally published: 2015

Homo Deus
Homo Deus

The book is all about the future of humans. It also states that in the 21st-century humans will make an attempt in gaining God-like powers and immortality and states that with technological powers developing Human may not be the dominant species in front of highly intelligent algorithms.

27. A Full Life

Author: Jimmy Carter

Originally published: 7 July 2015

A Full Life
A Full Life 

This 2015 book is an autobiography of the author Jimmy Carter who was the former American President. It is after his 90th birthday how has lived a pretty interesting life.

28. Energy And Civilization: A History

Author: Professor of Geography Vaclav Smil

Originally published: 2017

Energy And Civilization: A History
Energy And Civilization: A History

This book by Professor Vaclav Smil details how energy makes life possible and is a prime factor to make society works. The book talks about fossil fuel-driven civilization that is extremely dependent on energy and how humans are the only beings that can create energies outside their bodies through different technologies.

29. The Best We Could Do

Author: Thi Bui

Originally published: 7 March 2017

The Best We Could Do
The Best We Could Do

The book follows the journey of the author, Thi Bui's parents. Their life before the Vietnam War and the situation during the war and how they escape from Vietnam and become a refugee in the United State of America. The theme also includes the trauma that one suffers after the war.

30. Evicted: Poverty And Profit In The American City

Author: Mathew Desmond

Originally published: 1 March 2016

Evicted: Poverty And Profit In The American City
Evicted: Poverty And Profit In The American City

The book follows the journey of eight families during the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008 and how they were struggling to pay their rent. The issues that are highlighted in this book are economic problems, extreme poverty and affordable housing.

31. Believe Me

Author: Eddie Izzard

Originally published: 13 June 2017

Believe Me
Believe Me

It is a New York Times Bestseller book that is an autobiography of Izzard himself and talks about how the death of his mother affected him in his childhood and shaped his future. It also talks about his life in comedy, film, politics, and philanthropy.

32. The Sympathizer

Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Originally published: 2 April 2015

The Sympathizer
The Sympathizer

This 2015 best-selling novel received the Pulitzer Prize in 2016 for Fiction. The story deals with love, friendship, and betrayal and is about a communist double agent and classic war fiction where the protagonist's political belief is standing against his loyalties.

33. Leonardo da Vinci

Author: Walter Isaacson

Originally published: 17 October 2017

This 2017 book by Walter Isaacson made it on Gates's list in the year 2018. This book detailed how one of the greatest painter's skills can also be improved in us. Observation, curiosity, and imagination can be developed and nurtured in ourselves. The book also stated how the great painter was an immense believer in science and technology. Bill Gates considered Leonardo one of the most fascinating people ever in his blog.

34. Everything Happened For A Reason And Other Lies I've Loved

Author: Kate Bowler

Originally published: 6 February 2018

Everything Happened For A Reason And Other Lies I've Loved
Everything Happens For A Reason And Other Lies I've Loved

This 2018 book is an autobiography that focuses on the life of the author herself. Kate Bowler is a 35-year-old professor, after giving birth to her baby, she started experiencing stomach pain and was diagnosed with colon cancer. This book talks about her life history and all the struggles she has gone through.

35. Lincoln In The Bardo

Author: George Saunders

Originally published: 14 February 2017

Lincoln In The Bardo
Lincoln In The Bardo

This book is an experimental novel by George Saunders that deals with how Abraham Lincoln deals with his grief after the death of his son, William Wallace Lincoln. It is a very critically acclaimed book that has been ranked as one of the best novels of the decade by many publications.

36. Origin Story: A Big History Of Everything

Author: David Christian

Originally published: 14 May 2018

Origin Story: A Big History Of Everything
Origin Story: A Big History of Everything

This 2018 book talks about the creation of the Universe and how it is now a complex planet where over 7 billion humans exist. It talks about the big bang, the creation of living and non-living beings, and everything that has led to recent times.

37. Factfulness

Author: Hans Rosling

Originally published: 3 April 2019

Factfulness
Factfulness

The book was published after the death of Hans Rosling. This book talks about how most people are actually wrong about the situation of the world. Here, the author talks about how it is unfair to divide the world into developed and developing countries. As per him, people who deemed the world as unhealthy, full of poverty are actually misinformed.

38. Educated

Author: Tara Westover

Originally published: 18 February 2018

The 2018 memoir by Tara Westover and made its place in Gates’s list as well as in the best sellers list. This book describes Westover’s life, her father’s paranoia of hospitals. Her family was isolated from the world and she was 17 years old when she first enters school and how she educated her own self.

39. Army Of None

Author: Paul Scharre

Originally published: 24 April 2018

Army Of None
Army Of None

This 2018 book explores what happened when the era of automatic weapons arrive. In a world where weapons that can identify their own target exists, what will be the outcome if they get hacked? This book gives all those answers.

40. Bad Blood

Author:John Carreyrou

Originally published: 21 May 2018

Bad Blood
Bad Blood

This 2018 non-fiction book follows the rise and fall of the company, Theranos by Elizabeth Holmes. It was a multi-billion dollar biotech startup. How Elizabeth Holmes was involved in a scam and everything else. This book has also won the 2018 Financial Times and Mckinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

41. 21 Lesson For The 21st Century

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Originally published: 23 August 2018

This 2018 book gives insight into all the important issues that exist in the present world. It covers all the political, social, technological, and existential situations and how should we deal with them. This book provides all those lessons to the readers.

42. The Headspace Guide To Meditation And Mindfulness

Author: Andy Puddicombe

Originally published: 2011

The Headspace Guide To Meditation And Mindfulness
The Headspace Guide To Meditation And Mindfulness

This book teaches the strong techniques of meditation that helps in providing a positive impact in your life. This also conveys that meditation can help in changing your life and one can achieve a different level of calmness and happiness through it. One just needs to give 10 minutes of their day to meditation.


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43. Upheaval: How Nations Cope With Crisis And Change

Author: Jared Diamond

Originally published: 7 May 2019

Upheaval: How Nations Cope With Crisis And Change
Upheaval: How Nations Cope With Crisis And Change

This Non-Fiction by Jared Mason Diamond was published in 2019 and immediately become a part of Bill Gates’s book list. This book gives insight into how humans and nations can manage when crises and challenges arise in life. It talks about the six modern nations have managed when they face some catastrophes. This shows how if one sets their minds they have the ability to solve problems.

44. Nine Pints

Author: Rose George

Originally published: 23 October 2018

Nine Pints
Nine Pints

This book dwells inside the cultural history and science of blood. The importance of blood in life and how it saves lives from deadly infection everything that needs to be known about blood can be found in this book. It also talks about how menstruation is still a topic of taboo.

45. A Gentleman In Moscow

Author: Amor Towles

Originally published: 6 September 2016

A Gentleman In Moscow
A Gentleman In Moscow

This historical fiction of 2016 deals with the theme of romance, parenthood, politics, and poetry and follows the story of Count Alexander Rostov, who was ordered to spend his entire life in a luxury hotel.

46. Presidents Of War

Author: Michael Beschloss

Originally published: 9 October 2018

Presidents Of War
Presidents Of War

This 2018 book talks about the Presidents of America during the time of war. It consists of American history and how Presidents had to take all the difficult decisions while there was a war. It also talks about how 21st-century leaders have the power of Nuclear warfare in their hands.

47. The Future Of Capitalism

Author: Paul Collier

Originally published: 4 October 2018

The Future of Capitalism
The Future of Capitalism

This book by world-renowned economist Paul Collier focuses on modern times' economic and social inequalities. The book has provided some solutions that are given by some world-known social scientists to save capitalism from itself and minimize the negative aspect that it brings.

48. An American Marriage

Author: Tayari Jones

Originally published: 29 January 2018

An American Marriage
An American Marriage

An American Marriage is written by Tayari Jones was first published in the year 2018. This fictional story deals with an African-American couple named Celestial and Roy, who faced a big turmoil in their life when Roy was wrongfully accused of rape that he did not commit. This book shows how two people were separated and suffered and how moving forward is sometimes the only option.

49. These Truths

Author: Jill Lepore

Originally published: 18 September 2018

These Truths
These Truths

This is a book of American history and has focused on how all truths regarding American politics, laws, and everything has played a role in the evolution of the nation. The book is divided into four sections including a part of modern times as well.

50. Growth

Author: Vaclav Smil

Originally published: 6 September 2019

Growth
Growth 

This 2019 book focuses on the growth of nature and society from tiny microorganisms to big empires. It includes man-made objects as well and talks about the growth of humans from their childhood to their adulthood.

51. Prepared: What Kids Need For A Fulfilled Life

Author: Diane Tavenner

Originally published: 17 September 2019

Prepared: What Kids Need For A Fulfilled Life
Prepared: What Kids Need For A Fulfilled Life

The book talks about how the parents should help their children in preparing for their future, instead of worrying about it. Diane Tavenner founded a school in 2003, called Summit Public School. In this book, the author shares some personal stories and lessons of the teachers and the students and asks the parents to learn this lesson so that they can prepare their children for the future.

52. Why We Sleep

Author: Matthew Walker

Originally published: 28 September 2017

Why We Sleep
Why We Sleep

This 2017 book highlights the importance of sleep in our life and how it helps us in living a healthy life. Sleep is the prime thing that has a huge impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of a human being. The author is a neuroscientist and sleep expert who explains in this book how sleep can secure us from fatal diseases as well. In this book, he also suggests some ways that can guarantee a good night's sleep.


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53. The Ride of a Lifetime

Author: Robert Iger

Originally published: 23 September 2019

The Ride of a Lifetime
The Ride of a Lifetime

This memoir written by businessman Bob Iger was able to make into the list of Bill Gates. In this book, Iger talks about the achievement of his life and the lessons he has learned while being the CEO of Walt Disney Company for 15 years.

Here, he has shared all the ideas and values that he has perceived in these years and how he believed optimism, courage, and fairness can help in becoming a better person. Bill Gates said it is one of the business books that he’ll unapologetically recommend, that gives tips on how to build a business.

54. The Choice: Embrace The Possible

Author: Dr. Edith Eva Eger

Originally published: 2017

The Choice: Embrace The Possible
The Choice: Embrace The Possible

It is an autobiography of Edith Eger when at the age of sixteen she was a gymnast and ballerina and was sent to Auschwitz. This book also includes the point where she saved her sister, in this book she has explained that our mind has become a prison, how freedom can be possible if only we confront our misery.

55. Cloud Atlas

Author: David Mitchell

Originally published: March 2004

Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas

This 2004 book is a merge of historical fiction and science fiction. This story is about the 19th century Hawai in a post-apocalyptic future. It consists of six stories and Bill Gates considers it 'A wonder mind-bending novel.'

56. The Great Influenza

Author: John M. Barry

Originally published: 2004

The Great Influenza
The Great Influenza

This non-fiction talks about the havoc created by the 1918 flu that was one of the worst pandemics in history. The entire history of the 1918 pandemic can be found in this book, how it started, spread, and the invention of medicine to fight against it.

57. Good Economics For Hard Times

Author: Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo

Originally published: 12 November 2019

Good Economics For Hard Times
Good Economics For Hard Times

This 2019 Non-fiction was written by the 2019 Nobel prize winner duo and talks about different economics research that will help in solving the problems faced by the different societies and the modern economies. It includes immigration, inequality in income, climate change, and others.

58. The Spy And The Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story Of The Cold War

Author: Ben Macintyre

Originally published: 18 September 2018

The Spy And The Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story Of The Cold War
The Spy And The Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story Of The Cold War

This book by Ben Macintyre was published in the year 2018 and tells the tale of Oleg Gordievsky. This spy thriller throws light on the cold war era and how Gordievsky worked for the West and exposed several Russian spies and destroyed their plans. The story brings the reader to the world of betrayal and is considered one of the best spy thriller books.

59. The New Jim Crow

Author: Michelle Alexander

Originally published: 5 January 2010

The New Jim Crow
The New Jim Crow

This 2010 book covers the topic of race in America and how the justice system sometimes targets people from different communities and colours especially, black people. Racial discrimination is real and this book enlightens people of its horror and its consequence.

60. Range

Author: David Epstein

Originally published: 28 May 2019

Range
Range

In this book, Epstein talked about the world's most successful people from different fields. He argued that generalists find their path late but they really good at what they do. The book talks about how it is okay to start late and gain lots of experience.

61. The Splendid And The Vile

Author: Erik Larson

Originally published: 25 February 2020

The Splendid And The Vile
The Splendid And The Vile

This book by Erik Larson talks about the years 1940 and 1941 when the citizens were worried that Germany would bomb them any day. The fear and anxiety that the people experienced at that time and how Winston Churchill help them out during this period of time.

62. Breath From Salt

Author: Bijal P, Trivedi

Originally published: 8 September 2020

Breath From Salt
Breath From Salt

This 2020 book by Trivedi talks about the amazing scientific invention that helps cystic fibrosis patients. The emotions of the family of the patient, the doctor including the patients as well, the book described everything.

63. Lights Out: Pride, Delusion And The Fall Of General Electric

Author: Thomas Gryta and Ted Mann

Originally published: 21 July 2020

Light Out: Pride, Delusion And The Fall Of General Electric
Lights Out: Pride, Delusion And The Fall Of General Electric

This 2020 book is a Wall street journal bestseller that describes how America's one of the biggest companies General Electric failed. In here all the mistakes that are done by the company have been explained that has resulted in its downfall.

64. Under A White Sky: The Nature Of The Future

Author: Elizabeth Kolbert

Under A White Sky: The Nature Of The Future
Under A White Sky: The Nature Of The Future

This book by Kolbert has mainly focused on numerous types of environmental crises. It talks about how taking the help from technologies for countering climate change can lead to some more problems. This book also talks about the role of technology in our lives in modern times.

65. A Promised Land

Author: Barack Obama

Originally published: 17 November 2020

A Promised Land
A Promised Land

This 2020 book by Barack Obama, the former President of the United States of America is an autobiography and a memoir and talks about his political career and the years that have changed the history of the country. One of the events that are also included here is the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011.

66. The Overstory

Author: Richard Powers

Originally published: 3 April 2019

The Overstory
The Overstory

This 2019 book by Powers is an environmental fiction and talks about 9 people from America and their experience with trees and their connections with them that made them realize the importance of trees and what consequences the destruction of forest will bring in the world.

67. An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science Of The Immune System

Author: Matt Richtel

Originally published: 12 March 2019

An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science Of The Immune System
An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science Of The Immune System

This 2019 book will help you understand the human immune system and its defence network. The book describes how our immunity helps us in healing wounds, fighting deadly diseases, and basically keeping humans alive. Gates considers this book a guideline that will help humans in taking valuable steps to stop Covid-19.


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Conclusion

Bill Gates has recommended many books and asked people to read them because he strongly believes that a reader becomes a leader in the future. He is an ardent reader himself and reads almost 50 books a year.  All these books in the list above will entertain, educate and inspire people with their interesting content and can be considered as treasures for book lovers.

FAQ

Who is Bill Gates?

Bill Gates is an American businessman, author, developer, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder of a multinational technology company.

How many Books does Bill Gates read every year?

Bill Gates reads approximately 50 books every year.

Does Bill Gates have a Blog?

Yes, Bill Gates does have a personal blog and its name is Gates Notes.

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