As known, Bill Gates he is an avid reader. In a year he can read hundreds of different titles, including essays and novels. The philanthropist and founder of Microsoft likes to share his favorite books with his audience, especially in view of the holiday season.

This Christmas is no exception. Bill Gates shared one list of five of his favorite books ever.

The first book chosen by Gates is “The inner game of tennis“, by W. Timothy Gallwey. “It’s required reading for anyone who plays tennis, but actually I think it’s required reading for anyone who’s never played it in their life,” said Gates, explaining that it offers important insight into the role of mental fitness vs physical fitness and how he does it. overcome mistakes. In Italy it is published by Ultra publishing house.

The second book isStranger in a strange landby Robert A. Heinlein. “It’s a book I have in common with Paul Allen (Microsoft co-founder who recently passed away), we fell in love with it as kids, but it remains one of my all-time favorite sci-fi novels.” The book tells of a young man who returns to Earth after living on Mars and his journey towards the creation of a new religion. In Italy it is published by Fanucci.

In third place we findSurrender. 40 songs, one story“, recent biography of rock star Bono. “It came out last month so if you’re a fan of U2 you probably already have it or wanted to buy it but I think it’s hugely entertaining to read even for those who aren’t a fan of the group . he added. Mondadori published it in Italy.

The list continues with a book not published in Italy: “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln“. “I never get tired of reading new books about Abraham Lincoln and this is one of the best books on the subject,” explains Bill Gates. Amazon still sells the original Kindle e-book.

In the fifth and last place of Bill Gates’ advice we find “Mendeleev’s dream: the search for the elementsby Paul Strathern. “It is an extraordinary and fascinating essay on how science has evolved over time and how human curiosity has evolved over millennia”. This too has not been published in Italy and unfortunately is not even available in Kindle format.

Source: Lega Nerd

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