In an interview with The New York Times, Gates describes reading as “one of the chief ways that I learn, and has been since I was a kid. These days, I also get to visit interesting places, meet with scientists and watch a lot of lectures online. But reading is still the main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding.”
During this conversation, Gates also talked about his reasons for writing reviews and how he makes his selections. For the past few years, the Microsoft co-founder and renowned philanthropist has shared reading lists on his blog. Follow these links to check out his picks for the best books of 2015 and his 2015 summer reading list.