It's definitely a great idea to plan out some reading time for the new year as part of your New Year's Resolution. Kickstart 2020 with some inspirational reading and enrich your mind with new thoughts and ideas for the year; recommended by none other than Bill Gates himself!
Bill Gates is well known for many good things, one notable thing among them being his taste in books. Not only his he a master in selecting and digesting books, but he's also known for giving generous reviews and tips on books that make for good reading. In December of this year, just before the onset of the impending new year, he has come out with a list of five books that he deems must-reads.
"The five books on my end-of-year list will help you start 2020 on a good note.", writes Bill Gates on his website, Gates Notes.
Why not try to get in a few hours of quality reading time to set the tone for the Christmas holidays when you have some days off work? Take a moment to let yourself get absorbed into one (or all!) of these books. Enjoy some quality reading, develop your mind and dreams; you may just end up coming up with a bombastic New Year's resolution!
Author: Tayari | 2019
"Jones is such a good writer that she manages to make you empathize with both of her main characters, even after one makes a difficult decision. The subject matter is heavy but thought-provoking, and I got sucked into Roy and Celestial’s tragic love story."
Author: Jill Lepore | 2019
"Lepore has pulled off the seemingly impossible in her latest book: covering the entire history of the United States in just 800 pages. She’s made a deliberate choice to make diverse points of view central to the narrative, and the result is the most honest and unflinching account of the American story I’ve ever read."
Author: Vaclav Smil | 2019
"As always, I don’t agree with everything Smil says, but he remains one of the best thinkers out there at documenting the past and seeing the big picture."
Author: Diane Tavenner | 2019
"As any parent knows, preparing your kids for life after high school is a long and sometimes difficult journey. Tavenner—who created a network of some of the best performing schools in the nation—has put together a helpful guidebook about how to make that process as smooth and fruitful as possible."
Author: Matthew Walker | 2018
"Everyone knows that a good night’s sleep is important—but what exactly counts as a good night’s sleep? And how do you make one happen? Walker has persuaded me to change my bedtime habits to up my chances. If your New Year’s resolution is to be healthier in 2020, his advice is a good place to start."
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