Bill Gates shares his 'Best Books I read in 2015' list

Michael Cottuli

Bill Gates has been out of the limelight in Microsoft for some time now – his proverbial torch at Microsoft being carried by Satya Nadella, and the various other talented people leading the charge at Microsoft. That said, he’s still making an effort to keep a presence online, trying to help keep us all educated and entertained.
Months back, Gates gave a list of suggestions for us, making up the books that he figured we ought to read at some point during our summer. As the Winter draws closer, the Microsoft founder decided he would take a moment to list off some of the books that he read over the course of 2015.
He lists several books, along with a brief write-up explaining why he enjoyed them. When speaking about any general theme between the books, he says that all of the books he read touched on the theme of “how things work.” Whether it be detailing the literal inner functions of the things around us, or delving more into the abstract concepts of what makes human beings think, Gates thinks the common thread is most definitely there.
These are the books that Gates list:

  • The Road to Character
  • Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
  • Being Nixon: A Man Divided
  • Eradication: Ridding the World of Diseases Forever?
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Be sure to check out Gates’ list on your own, as he describes each of these books, and also added an honorable mention you might be interested in checking out.