Gates’ recommendations include David Foster Wallace’s String Theory, Phil Knight’s Shoe Dog, Archie Brown’s The Myth of The Strong Leader, and Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Gene. He also decided to give Gretchen Bakke’s The Grid an honorable mention.
Here’s more from Gates’ blog post: “If you’re looking for a book to enjoy over the holidays, here are some of my favorites from this year. They cover an eclectic mix of topics—from tennis to tennis shoes, genomics to great leadership. They’re all very well written, and they all dropped me down a rabbit hole of unexpected insights and pleasures.” Click here to check out Gates’ 2015 list.