Reading is a good habit; anyone who reads knows how to utilise time well and gain knowledge and a broader perspective of the world and beyond! There are uncountable books to start reading with, but you would be lucky if you get the book recommendation list by Bill Gates. Today we share some of the beautiful books that Bill Gates recommended everyone to read and cross this tide of the unpredictable pandemic. Be it to overcome a stressed mood, get a distraction or to increase knowledge in this tough time, get hold of the following reads to cheer up mood and get motivated.
Bill Gates Book Recommendations
This book is a memoir as well as a guide into handling and processing trauma. The writer, Dr Edith Eva Eger, was only sixteen years old when she, along with her family, was sent to Auschwitz. After facing and surviving unbelievable horrors, she shifted to the United States and became a therapist. The background and her experiences gave her a fantastic insight to offer suggestions to people on how to tackle difficult situations.
Written by David Mitchell, the novel has an interesting though an elaborate plot as it six inter-related stories which occur centuries apart. This is a good read for people who look for tales depicting the best and worst of humanity.
The Ride of a Lifetime
This business book was written by Bob Iger, who explains what it’s like to be the CEO of a large company. Whether a person is looking for business insights or wants an entertaining read, the stories about overseeing Disney during one of the most transformative times in its history is superb!
The Great Influenza
For the history lovers, this novel by John M Barry depicts the 1918 influenza pandemic. The writer teaches almost about one of the deadliest outbreaks in human history.
Good Economics for Hard Times
Writers Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and are reputed economists and wrote this bookmaking economics accessible to the average person. Their book delves on inequality and political divisions by focusing on policy debates most prominently in wealthy countries like the United States.
The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness
Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk, book ‘The Headspace Guide’ and the app ‘Headspace’ offer several helpful metaphors to explain potentially tricky concepts in the field of meditation. It also focuses on tips and tricks to de-stress and re-focus each day in our daily lives.
Moonwalking with Einstein
Joshua Foer is a science writer who got interested in the ways the memory works and why some people seem to possess a fantastic ability to recall facts. Through the book, the writer takes readers inside the U.S. Memory Championship and introduces them to the techniques that allowed the writer himself to win the contest a year.
A Gentleman in Moscow
The main character of this novel by Amor Towles is living through a situation similar to the present case. However, in the book he can’t leave the building he’s living in and not because of any pandemic, but because it’s 1922, the person is Russian who is serving a life sentence under house arrest in a hotel. The book makes an exciting read!
The Rosie Trilogy
All three of Graeme Simsion Rosie novels are hilarious and makes readers laugh. The stories are about a genetics professor with Asperger’s Syndrome who in the first book is out looking for a wife and in the second and third books starts a family. Ultimately in the third novel, the story is about getting inside the mind and heart of someone a lot of people perceive as an odd human and also discovering that he isn’t that different from anybody else.