Bill Gates wants you to read these 5 books this summer

Searching for the perfect summer reading list? Look no further: Bill Gates has got you covered.

The tech founder revealed his 2016 top picks in his annual summer reading blog post. According to Gates, his recommended reading selection has "a good dose of books with science and math at their core. But there's no science or math to my selection process."

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In addition to these subjects, the non-fiction books on his eclectic list cover themes around Japan, economics, and the history of the human race. Gates also points to a favorite science fiction novel thatinspired him to rekindle his sci-fi habit.

He shared that these five books are "simply ones that I loved, made me think in new ways, and kept me up reading long past when I should have gone to sleep."

So sit back, relax, and dig into one of these inspiring reads with your toes in the sand this summer -- just like your favorite billionaire.

  1. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson, $12.22

  2. How Not to be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg, $7.88

  3. The Vital Question by Nick Lane, $18.91

  4. The Power to Compete by Ryoichi Mikitani and Hiroshi Mikitani, $22.18

  5. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Noah Yuval Harari, $18.51

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Now watch Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talk about his book club:

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