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Bill Gates Releases His Must-Read Summer Book List



Source: Gates Notes

Bill Gates has released his annual summer reading list – and this year’s five books cover everything from climate change to gender equality.

Although Gates admits his list does “not exactly sound like the stuff of beach reads,” he does say, “I love all of them and hope you’ll find something you enjoy too.”
“As I was putting together my list of suggested reading for the summer, I realized that the topics they cover sound pretty heavy for vacation reading,” Gates shared in a blog post. “There are books here about gender equality, political polarization, climate change, and the hard truth that life never goes the way young people think it will.”

“But none of the five books below feel heavy,” Gates says of his summer reading list. “Each of the writers—three novelists, a journalist, and a scientist—was able to take a meaty subject and make it compelling without sacrificing any complexity.”

These are the five books Gates recommends this summer:
The Power, by Naomi Alderman
Why We’re Polarized, by Ezra Klein
The Lincoln Highway, by Amor Towles
The Ministry for the Future, by Kim Stanley Robinson
How the World Really Works, by Vaclav Smil