Bill Gates's Favorite Books

Thi Bui
The Best We Could Do
Matthew Desmond
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Eddie Izzard
Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens
Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Sympathizer
Vaclav Smil
Energy and Civilization
Tara Westover
Paul Scharre
Army of None
John Carreyrou
Bad Blood
Yuval Noah Harari
21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Andy Puddicombe
The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness
Tayari Jones
An American Marriage
Jill Lepore
These Truths
Vaclav Smil
Diane Tavenner
Matthew Walker
Why We Sleep
Michelle Alexander
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
David Epstein
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
Erik Larson
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
Ben Macintyre
The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
Bijal P. Trivedi
Breath from Salt: A Deadly Genetic Disease, a New Era in Science, and the Patients and Families Who Changed Medicine
Jeff Hawkins
A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence
Walter Isaacson
The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race
Kazuo Ishiguro
Klara and the Sun
Maggie O’Farrell
Andy Weir
Project Hail Mary
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