Bill Gates wants you to read these 5 books this summer

If you're in the market for advice from Bill Gates, take note: The world renowned leader has released a list of his top five summer reading recommendations, according to The Washington Post.

The list of books along with a short animated video were released May 17 on Mr. Gates' blog, GatesNotes.

"This summer, my recommended reading list has a good dose of books with science and math at their core," he wrote on GatesNotes. "But there's no science or math to my selection process. The following five books are simply ones that I loved, made me think in new ways and kept me up reading long past when I should have gone to sleep."

Here are the five books the Microsoft founder and philanthropist recommends for this summer.

1. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

2. How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg, PhD

3. The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life by Nick Lane, PhD

4. The Power to Compete: An Economist and an Entrepreneur on Revitalizing Japan in the Global Economy by Ryoichi Mikitani and Hiroshi Mikitani

5. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari, PhD

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