Bill Gates' Book Recommendations: 5 Must-Reads for 2023

Stranger in a Strange Land

It is about a young man who comes back to Earth and starts a new religion after growing up on Mars. Heinlein was able to foresee the rise of hippie culture years before it occurred, which I believe is a hallmark of the best science fiction.


A very entertaining read about how a Dublin suburbs boy became a world-famous rock star and philanthropist.

The inner game of Tennis

According to Gallwey, your mental state is just as important as your physical fitness, if not more so. He provides excellent guidance on how to constructively move on from mistakes.

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

The country was going through a violent uprising, difficult questions about race, and ideological divides between states and regions in the 1860s, and there are significant parallels between the two periods. Leaders today can gain a lot of insight into Lincoln from Team of Rivals.

Mendeleyev’s Dream

This is a fascinating look at the development of science and the evolution of human curiosity over time.