The 8 Best Books of All Time, According to Bill Gates


The name of Bill Gates continues to play a great role, particularly the advice or what he thinks, but also affects the thoughts of people in the era. One of the recommendations mentioned by Bill Gates has been "a lot to read," but at the same time, there are many books mentioned by Bill Gates over the years.


Out of the dozens and dozens of titles he's mentioned over the years, these are the 8 best books of all time, according to Bill Gates.


1. Grand Transitions by Vaclav Smil

Grand Transitions by Vaclav Smil is considered to be a masterpiece. After he has read and reviewed in 2019, definite the creation of "One of my favorite in-depth thinkers" while he reminds that this book is "Not for everyone" and "as a textbook or engineering guide," which defines Smil's survey as regards to the growth of everything such as dinosaurs to the number of transistors on computer. "No one sees an overview in a broad view as Vaclav Smil," Bill Gates said.


2. How the World Really Works by Vaclav Smil

How the World Really Works by Vaclav Smil, the second Vaclav Smil's favorite book by Bill Gates is an easy read, compared to other books by Smil that contain a lot of technical content, according to The Wall Street Journal. This book is a summary of the author's entire life of learning, an easy-to-read read by offering an overview of the world's production methods, from concrete to fertilizer.


3. The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker

“The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Volence Has Decade is one of the most important books I've read.” Not just this year, but in my life at all, it's an opinion that Bill Gates was written in 2012. Bill Gates also mentioned that Enlightenment Now, a follow-up book by Professor Harvard, which argues that our world is not only less violent, but also more rational, prosperous, and better.


4. The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt

Bill Gates said he had read this book over. The book is a story of First Amendment and social psychologists whose main subject matter with growing disrespectfulness in making it difficult for him to get into. He also says it's a "good book" which seems like many critics agree with it.


5. Why We're Polarized by Ezra Klein

A book written by journalists and political analysts, this book delves deeper into what pushes Americans to break apart about high-influenced political parties, according to Amy cha written in Foreign Affairs "A reading of Why We're Polarized would be like a conversation with friends with an intelligent and outstanding friend who read every book and prepares many studies he can filter out in short, easy access."


6. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Bill Gates admits that he's read more nonfiction than any action genre, but, he has included 3 novels on his list of best books. In his 2019 review of the story of a Russian man convicted by 30 years in prison for Bolshevik's hotel, he confessed that this novel made him cry.


A Gentleman in Moscow is an amazing story as it contains a variety of stories, including an impressive romantic story, politics, hidden secrets, parents, and good craft poetry.


7. The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal

This novel is about the supposed death of a young man and his family who decides to donate his heart. He defined that, “This is a fake poem as a novel.”


"Sometimes I find myself reading slower than usual due to the way it describes things beautifully," he says that this book makes him feel the grief of parents who lose their children who want to donate.


8. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

This novel recount the story of German soldiers and French blinds. His life has been met during World War II. Critics used words such as mesmerizing, exquisite, stunning, soulful, and hauntingly Beautiful to describe the story.


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