Here are the 5 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read this summer

In case you run out of crime thrillers or romance novels, Bill Gates has some other beach reads you might find interesting.

The Microsoft cofounder and billionaire philanthropist has made it a tradition to share his favorite titles from the past few years on his Gates Notes blog. This year's books are primarily nonfiction — a mixture of memoir, biography, and science writing.

If you want to get a little bit smarter for September, here's what Gates recommends.

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