This holiday season, billionaire Bill Gates is gifting you a list of five books to read while you’re hopefully enjoying some much-deserved downtime.
Gates, a voracious reader who reads at least 50 books each year, regularly releases lists of the best books he’s read each year — alongside seasonal recommendations for holiday books and summer beach reads.
This year, the 67-year-old seems to be leaning into nostalgia: Gates’ 2022 holiday reading list, published Monday on his blog, includes a mix of new releases and some of his favorite books of all time.
That includes a 1960s sci-fi classic that helped spark Gates’ childhood friendship with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, and a book on tennis that Gates first read in the 1970s — which he says helped him eventually learn not to obsess over mistakes at work.
As a special bonus, he says a copy of each of his selections has been placed in 100 Little Free Libraries around the world.