Bill Gates has highlighted that within working life there should always be time to read a good book. Every year the founder of Microsoft shares a list of his recommended reading and this one was no exception.
The books include topics such as the impact of climate change, themes of power, gender, novels and different analyses.
how the world really works
Vaclav Smill is one of the entrepreneur’s favorite authors and explains seven phenomena that determine humanity’s efficiency and ability to survive.
The Lincoln autopista
It is a novel by Amor Towles and is set in 1954, it talks about the trip of some brothers from Nebraska to New York. Bill Gates considers it a work of strong and well-developed characters to teach a life lesson.
Why are we polarized?
The author is Ezra Klein and he is a columnist for the New York Times. In the book he analyzes psychological aspects of society that lead them to divide up to the current situation.
Ministry for the future
It is a novel by Kim Stanley Robinson that begins with an intense heat wave in India, which causes the death of 20 million people. In this way he begins a fight on new policies to combat climate change and save the world.
Is novel was recommended by Jenny, the daughter of the Microsoft tycoon. The author is Naomi Alderman.
The story tells about three women who have a superpower to face their surroundings. Bill Gates assures that history taught him the injustices with which women live daily.
Every year, Bill Gates recommends different types of books for readers to take advantage of summer or winter vacations.
Through his Twitter account you can find the list of the books he has rated and some also include them in their references.