If you’re looking for something new to read, here’s a fresh batch of recommendations from Bill Gates, courtesy of his Gates Notes project.
Recommendations range from fiction to non-fiction and memoir. A very topical book about the history of influenza—specifically, the 1918 global outbreak—also made the list:
The Great Influenza, by John M. Barry. We’re living through an unprecedented time right now. But if you’re looking for an historical comparison, the 1918 influenza pandemic is as close as you’re going to get. Barry will teach you almost everything you need to know about one of the deadliest outbreaks in human history. Even though 1918 was a very different time from today, The Great Influenza is a good reminder that we’re still dealing with many of the same challenges.
For more recommendations, including more lighthearted picks and even a graphic novel, check out the full list here.