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Microsoft founder Bill Gates shares 5 books he wants you to read in 2019

Microsoft founder has shared a list of books that were his best reads in 2019. He says that these books are a great way to end 2019 or begin 2020.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bill Gates has shared a list of his favourite books in 2019.

  • The list includes Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker.

  • At present he is reading Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is an avid reader. He reads up to 50 books in a year. He also shares a detailed review of these books on his blog, Gates Notes. And since past couple of years, Gates, who recently surpasses Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos as the richest man on Earth, has been sharing a list of the top books that he read in a year.

His annual book list has become a tradition for book lovers and people who are looking to start something new. Last year, Gates' recommendation list included Bad Blood by John Carreyrou and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by famed author Yuval Noah Harari among other. This year he has shared a new list which are 'more fiction than usual'. Gates says that all the books in his 2019's recommendation list are "solid choices to help wrap up your 2019 or start 2020 on a good note."

Here is a list of Books that the Microsoft founder wants you to read: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones: "Jones is such a good writer that she manages to make you empathize with both of her main characters, even after one makes a difficult decision. The subject matter is heavy but thought-provoking, and I got sucked into Roy and Celestial's tragic love story," Gates wrote on his blog post.

These Truths by Jill Lepore: "She's made a deliberate choice to make diverse points of view central to the narrative, and the result is the most honest and unflinching account of the American story I've ever read," the Microsoft founder noted.

Growth by Vaclav Smil: "As always, I don't agree with everything Smil says, but he remains one of the best thinkers out there at documenting the past and seeing the big picture," the richest man on Earth said.

Prepared by Diane Tavenner: This book, as Gates notes is a guidebook that is aimed to help parents in preparing their kids for life after high school. He says that the book makes that 'process as smooth and fruitful as possible' and it also talks about teaching kids 'how to live a good life'.

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker: This book essentially talks about the importance of sleep. "If your New Year's resolution is to be healthier in 2020, his advice is a good place to start," he said. In case you are wondering, Gates is not done reading this year. At present he is 'trying to finish' Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell ane he plans to read Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace next.