Bill Gates' 5 favorite books from 2016

On the hunt for some holiday reading? Bill Gates has a few recommendations.

Mr. Gates, who reads one book per week, on average, selected five of his favorite books he read over the course of this year. "They cover an eclectic mix of topics — from tennis to tennis shoes, genomics to great leadership," he wrote on his blog, GatesNotes. "Even when my schedule is out of control, I carve out a lot of time for reading."

Here are Mr. Gates' favorite books from 2016.

1. String Theory by David Foster Wallace

2. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

3. The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, DPhil

4. The Myth of the Strong Leader by Archie Brown

5. The Grid by Gretchen Bakke, PhD

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