Bill Gates recommends: 5 books for fun reading for the summer

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — If you like reading, then you probably know that Microsoft founder Bill Gates regularly lists recommended reading books. Billionaires are interested in a variety of topics – from the origin of man to the development of technology and medicine in the future. The lists of books that Gates shares cover various issues that concern the billionaire.

Below we talk about 5 books that Gates recommends reading this summer.

“Choice” Edith Eva Eger

This book, one of the New York Times bestsellers, was recommended by his wife Melinda to Gates. These are the author’s memoirs, Edith Eger, who was sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp at the age of 16. Today, the author of the book is a doctor.

In his book, Eger reminds readers that there is no hierarchy in suffering.

“Cloud Atlas” by David Mitchell

This novel was published back in 2004. It represents six stories whose characters are connected with each other.

According to Bill Gates, these are stories about how difficult it is to make moral choices, as well as how selfish people can be, but at the same time how good and kind they can be.

Bill Gates recommends reading this book with a friend or family member, since, in his opinion, you will definitely want to discuss it with someone close to you. In addition, as the billionaire notes, reading this book resembles a puzzle, as the reader may get confused in the time and relationships of the characters.

“Life-long ride” by Robert Iger

Robert Iger is a former CEO of Disney. His book is a memoir that Gates called one of the best business books he has read over the past few years.

Eiger headed the company in 2005 and left in 2020, he talks in detail about the work of the head of the company. Gates notes that the book will be liked by the fact that it is looking for answers to questions about the most effective company management, as well as just looking for a good book to read.

The Great Flu by John Barry

If you want to know more about pandemics, then you should read this book. John Barry is a historian who wrote about one of the deadliest epidemics in history – the Spanish flu epidemic in 1918.

Bill Gates notes that at the moment we are living in an unprecedented situation, but if you are interested in history and you like to draw historical parallels, then this book is undoubtedly worth reading.

“A Good Economy for Hard Times” by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo are economic spouses and Nobel laureates. According to Gates, she is one of the most intelligent economists of our time.

Their first book, “Poor Economics,” once impressed Gates. The second book also pleased the billionaire.

In their book, economists address issues such as inequality, different political views, and debates in rich countries such as the United States.

In addition, Gates notes that the book will be understandable not only to professionals, but also to readers who do not have special knowledge in the field of economics.


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