Bill Gates Wants You to Read These 5 Books Before 2019

Anxiety, Silicon Valley, learning how to reinvent oneself—his picks feature wide-ranging topics
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2018 9:25 AM CST
Updated Dec 9, 2018 1:10 PM CST

If you've ever wanted to get into a person's head, finding out what books he or she reads is a good place to start. Time reports on the tomes that have been taking up real estate in Bill Gates' mind of late, "perfectly timed for the holiday season." In fact, the Microsoft co-founder offers his wholehearted recommendations for these books—ranging from a "page-turner" about the fall of Theranos to a primer on how to worry in the most constructive, efficient way. "The holidays are a great time to read new books," he says in a video in which he makes his suggestions while driving through a nighttime Christmas-themed park. Read on for Gates' choices to close out 2018:

  • Educated, by Tara Westover
  • Army of None, by Paul Scharre
  • Bad Blood, by John Carreyrou
  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, by Yuval Noah Harari
  • The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness, by Andy Puddicombe
See Gates' recommendations in his own words here. (Check out what he recommended we read over the summer.)

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