5 Books Bill Gates Wants Us to Read This Summer
Isha Pharka 31.05.2016
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Books are life-changing, ever-inspiring and needless to say, the best companion. This summer, let your love for books take you to a new world, that far off land or simply direct your attention to new discoveries and self-motivation.


In an attempt to bring out an engaging list of books to read this summer, we happened to pause and look at the list suggested by Bill Gates, an avid reader himself. Here’s a look at the books he recommends from various genres. Happy Reading!


1. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari

Written by Yuval Harari, this New York Times Bestseller revolves around the subject of human evolution and argues about the dominance of Homo Sapiens in the world.

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Image source: Amazon

2. The Power to Compete, by Ryoichi Mikitani and Hiroshi Mikitani

Authored by the father-son duo, an Economist and an Entrepreneur, the book heads out in the search for finding ways on revitalizing Japan in the Global Economy.

3. The Vital Question, by Nick Lane

The Vital Question- Energy, Evolution and the Origins of Complex Life gives a detailed account of the authors’ understanding of the evolution of life on earth and the vital role of energy.

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Image source: Amazon

4. How Not to be Wrong, by Jordan Ellenberg

Jordon Ellenberg’s book is a must read, especially for math lovers and those who detest the subject. The author gives to its readers the Power of Mathematical Thinking and expands on its role in our lives.

5. Seveneves, by Neal Stephenson

Falling under the category of speculative fiction, the book puts science, technology, imagination and literary genius in the midst of catastrophic encounters.

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Source: gatesnotes, Wikipedia