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Bill Gates Recommends Must-Read Books This Summer
Summer is almost here, and billionaire Bill Gates has named the books he recommends people read during the season, Sarah Jackson reported for Business Insider.
Photo Insert: "I try to read every day, whether I have a busy day at the office or am out for a hike. It’s one of my favorite ways to learn new things and better understand the world," wrote philanthropist Bill Gates on his Facebook page.
On Monday, June 6, 2022, Gates announced his summer reading list for 2022, which includes five books he enjoyed but admits "doesn't exactly sound like the stuff of beach reads," but added they are pretty strong on climate change, sexual equality, divisive US politics, and the future for teens. "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," he wrote 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 added. "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," Gates says.
The five books’ Gates recommends are: "The Power" by Naomi Alderman, Little, Brown and Co.; "Why We're Polarized" by Ezra Klein, Simon & Schuster; "The Lincoln Highway" by Amor Towles, Penguin Random House; "The Ministry for the Future" by Kim Stanley Robinson, Hachette Book Group, and; "How the World Really Works" by Vaclav Smil, Penguin Random House.
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