Bill Gates was once considered the richest man in the world after founding Microsoft. In their personal blog, the entrepreneur often mentions the books he reads or recommends. This week, he updated the list of works for 2022; Check what they are:
1 – “The Force” by Naomi Alderman
“In the near future, a woman acquires a strange power: she becomes able to electrocute others, inflict terrible pain … to death. Suddenly, men realize that they no longer rule the world.”
2 – Bill Gates nominates “Why Are We Polarized”, Ezra Klein
The book summary recommended by Bill Gates is as follows: “For the past fifty years in America, our partisan identities have fused with our racial, religious, geographic, ideological, and cultural identities. These fused identities have reached a weight that breaks many of our politics and rips the bonds that hold this country together.”
3 – “Lincoln Highway”, Amore Towns
In June 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson was taken to his home in Nebraska by a juvenile labor farm manager, where he had just served fifteen months for manslaughter.
With his mother long dead, his father recently deceased, and the family farm mortgaging the bank, Emmett plans to take his eight-year-old brother Billy and head to California to start a new life.
But when the manager left, Emmett discovers that two friends from the working farm are hiding in the trunk of the manager’s car. They have a completely different plan for Emmett’s future, which will take the four of them on a fateful journey in the opposite direction – to New York City.
Filled with life, magic, imaginatively rich settings, and unforgettable characters, Lincoln Highway is an extraordinary journey through 1950s America from the pen of master storytellers.” So says the official summary of the work cited by Bill Gates.
4 – “Ministry of the Future” by Kim Stanley Robinson
The TMFTF asks the questions to ask and gives the answers we know but are repressed. It is facing this mountain in our future that makes us sure, deep down, that the climate crisis is inevitable because capitalism is indomitable.”
5 – Bill Gates also refers to How the World Really Works by Václav Smil
“From energy and food production, through our physical world and its globalization, to risk, our environment and its future, How the World Really Works offers a much-needed reality check — because before we can effectively address problems, we must understand the facts.” Book Summary Recommended by Bill Gates.
“Devoted food specialist. General alcohol fanatic. Amateur explorer. Infuriatingly humble social media scholar. Analyst.”