This week, Bill Gates has revealed his 2017 summer reading list – Five books: four non-fiction (three memoirs plus one big book on humans, and a rare novel, all of which “pushed me out of my own experiences, and I learned some things that made me question my own thinking about how the world works,” Gates wrote on his blog.
America has a new reader-in-chief.
Each year, Bill Gates offers his list of the most important summer reads — this year’s recommendations are primarily non-fiction — a mixture of biography and memoir, not as focused on science and mathematics as last year.
Here are the 5 books Bill Gates recommends you read this summer:
- A Full Life, by President Jimmy Carter.
Gates says, “The book will help you understand how growing up in rural Georgia in a house without running water, electricity, or insulation shaped — for better and for worse — his time in the White House.”
- Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah.
- Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance.
- Homo Deus, by Yuval Noah Harari.
- The Heart, by Maylis de Kerangal.