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10 books Bill Gates wants you to read this summer

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10 books Bill Gates wants you to read this summer

It has become somewhat of an annual tradition. Every summer Microsoft co-founder — and one of the world’s richest men — Bill Gates shares a list of books that he wants others to read. Gates, on his blog, picks a select few books for his readers. These books are across genres and this year as well Gates has given his selection of books for people to read this summer. Here are the 10 books that have caught the attention of Bill Gates recently:

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The Choice, by Edith Eva Eger

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The Choice, by Edith Eva Eger

Why Bill Gates wants you to read it: As per Bill Gates, this book provides the comfort that people might need right now as the author through her suggestions tells people how to handle difficult situations.

What the book is all about: The book is a part memoir, part guide to process trauma that narrates the story of an Auschwitz survivor and a professional therapist.

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Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell

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Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell

Why Bill Gates wants you to read it: Calling it a compelling tale about the best and worst of humanity, Gates says that you may get engrossed in it and may talk about for a long time after you are done reading it.

What the book is all about: The book includes six interrelated stories that are set in different times and locations.

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The Ride of a Lifetime, by Bob Iger

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The Ride of a Lifetime, by Bob Iger

Why Bill Gates wants you to read it: Describing it as one of the best business books he has ever read, Gates says that it will be enjoyed by everyone right from those looking for business insights or just something entertaining to read.

What the book is all about: This book describes the journey of former Disney CEO Robert Iger.

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The Great Influenza, by John M. Barr

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The Great Influenza, by John M. Barr

Why Bill Gates wants you to read it: Given the current circumstances, Gates feels that the 1918 influenza pandemic comes as close as we can get for historical comparison.

What the book is all about: As the name suggests, this book details almost everything you need to know about the 1918 pandemic.

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Good Economics for Hard Times, by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo

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Good Economics for Hard Times, by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo

Why Bill Gates wants you to read it: The writers of the book are winners of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2019 and, as per Gates, two of the smartest economists working today.

What the book is all about: The book focuses on policy debates in wealthy countries by talking about inequality and political divisions.

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The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness, by Andy Puddicombe

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The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness, by Andy Puddicombe

Why Bill Gates wants you to read it: Gates says that it is because of this book (and the author’s app) that he turned from sceptic to believer of meditation.

What the book is all about: A book from a former Buddhist monk, it offers helpful metaphors to decipher tricky concepts.

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Moonwalking with Einstein, by Joshua Foer

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Moonwalking with Einstein, by Joshua Foer

Why Bill Gates wants you to read it: Gates says it is because of this book, he feels that he can still improve his memory across wider domains.

What the book is all about: The book describes the details of the US Memory Championship and using which techniques the author won the contest.

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Rosie Trilogy, by Graeme Simsion

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Rosie Trilogy, by Graeme Simsion

Why Bill Gates wants you to read it: As per the Microsoft co-founder, all the books in this series made him laugh out loud.

What the books are all about: The books narrate the story of a genetics professor with Asperger’s Syndrome who eventually starts his family.

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The Best We Could Do, by Thi Bui

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The Best We Could Do, by Thi Bui

Why Bill Gates wants you to read it: Gates says that he rarely reads graphic novels but the ones that he does are endowed with “amazing storytelling with striking visuals.”

What the book is all about: The book describes what it is like to be parents and a refugee.

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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened, by Allie Brosh

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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened, by Allie Brosh

Why Bill Gates wants you to read it: Calling it “funny and smart as hell”, Gates says that he has read out a dozen hilarious passages out loud to his wife from this book.

What the book is all about: The book includes brief vignettes and comic drawings on the writer’s popular website.

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