Before you start reading, you have to choose what to read, and therefore it is necessary to follow the recommendations and readings of some of the successful people, to facilitate your task in finding books worth reading, as there are millions of books on this planet.
Billionaire Bill Gates is an avid reader and has a very active Goodreads account. He has rated more than 220 books on Goodreads and also wrote detailed reviews on most of them, according to author and Dr. Akshad Singhy, who writes an opinion column for Business Insider. And he chose a group of books that he read.”Bill Gates” Twice.
Here are 4 books that Bill Gates has read twice:
1. When Breath Becomes Air – Posted by Paul Kalanithi
When Breath Becomes Air is Paul Kalanithi’s memoir. He was a neurosurgeon, at the age of 36, and was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.
As a physician, he often read the case histories of similar lung cancer patients, “36-year-old man, walking with complaints of chronic cough, weight loss, loss of appetite…”, but he never thought he could be one of those cases. By himself.
A passionate doctor who was dedicated and spent his life trying to save people was struggling to live. This book is Paul’s meditation on trying to answer the question – “What makes life worth living?” Everything about this book, from the title to the last line, is so profound. This book will really motivate you and, at the same time, give you a lot to think about.
2. How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg
Have you ever watched your high school math teacher and wondered, “When am I going to use what he teaches me in real life?” Well, you are not alone. We all are.
Yet, as Jordan proves in this book, mathematical thinking is perhaps the smartest way of thinking. The problem, Jordan added, is that they don’t really teach you real math. Education depends on making students into human calculators — vulgar behaviour, as he puts it.
And Jordan explains, “Dividing a number by another is just arithmetic. As for knowing what we divide by another, this is mathematics.”
In this book, you’ll learn the power of mathematical thinking such as:
Understand why America is trying to be more like Sweden while Sweden itself is trying to be less like Sweden.
And you’ll learn how a few MIT students turned the lottery into a guaranteed investment strategy and made $8 million, and it wasn’t a scam.
You will also learn how politicians skillfully lie to citizens.
and how flaws in the voting system led to Bush winning Florida and, by extension, the 2000 election, even as more Floridians favored Al Gore over Bush. There are more loopholes in democracy than you thought, and mathematics will shed light on them for you, according to what Akshad Singhy wrote for the “yourtango” website, and Al Arabiya.net viewed it.
3. Turtles All the Way by John Green
John Green is the favorite author of Belle’s youngest daughter Phoebe. And it has turned the entire Gates family into his fans.
Turtles All The Way Down is the story of a high school student, Aza Holmes. When a local billionaire goes missing, Aza and her best friend Daisy take on the role of detectives in pursuit of a $100,000 cash prize. But this task is soon complicated by the fact that Aza falls in love with the son of a billionaire.
But make no mistake, the book is not a thriller. Instead, it is a way to broaden your point of view. This book will show you what the world looks like from two changing perspectives.
The first is the perspective of Aza Holmes, whose life is complicated by severe obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety. And what does life look like when a person’s thoughts dominate his life? And what is it like when your own thoughts surround you, like the walls of a stuffy room?
Two: the perspective of Davis Beckett, the billionaire’s son. You might think it’s all the fun and glory of being the son of a billionaire. But this book shows what it’s like to constantly live in someone’s shadow; And how it feels to be afraid that you will never have your own identity.
4. The Best We Can Do By The Boy
The books are an illustrated memoir of the lives of multiple generations of the Thi Pui family – one of the millions of families affected by the Vietnam War. The memoirs embody their journey through the generations, from Vietnam before the war to survival during the war, fleeing the country, their struggles in the refugee camp, and finally their immigration to America.
Overall, this book shows the devastating impact that war has on a family and how it continues through generations.