Bill Gates reveals his 5 favorite books he read in the past year
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- As an avid reader, Bill Gates often shares his recommendations for the best titles of the year.
- This year's list includes two books on meditation, a memoir, a cautionary Silicon Valley tale, and an exploration of autonomous weapons.
- Gates said his 2018 recommendations are particularly gift-worthy, with a little something for everyone.
For a man that's busy eradicating malaria and redesigning the world's toilets, Bill Gates has a pretty impressive reading schedule. The Microsoft founder-turned-billionaire-philanthropist is known to read one book a week, or around 50 books a year.
This year, he's whittled down the list to five favorites, all of which are nonfiction.
Though he's made numerous recommendations in the past, Gates praised this year's titles as particularly gift-worthy. With subjects ranging from autonomous weapons to meditation, there's a little something for everyone among this year's picks.
"If you're looking for a fool-proof gift for your friends and family," Gates wrote on his blog, "you can't go wrong with one of these."
Here are his recommendations.
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"Bad Blood" by John Carreyrou
"Army of None" by Paul ScharreAdvertisement
"Educated" by Tara Westover
"21 Lessons for the 21st Century" by Yuval Noah HarariAdvertisement
"The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness" by Andy Puddicombe
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