Svake godine Bill Gates objavljuje ljetni i zimski popis za čitanje knjiga koje smatra da su izuzetno dobre. Poduzetnici, filantropi i ljubitelji knjiga podjednako će uživati u njegovim odabranim naslovima.
Evo 20 najnovijih knjiga koje je Gates preporučio na svom blogu GatesNotes koje ćete sada morati dodati na svoj popis za čitanje.
Upheaval, Jared Diamond
Medientipp: "Upheavel - Turning Points for Nations in Crisis" by Jared Diamond . 🌪️🌎 History repeats itself but can we learn from the past? Diamond präsentiert uns seine herausragende Theorie darüber, wieso manche Nationen sich von Traumata erholen können, während manchen anderen dies nicht gelingen mag. . GET YOUR HANDS ON IT!😜 . #upheaval #jareddiamond #globalcrisis #turningpoints #daituebingen #medientipp #bookscanchangetheworld
Nine Pints, Rose George
Dry January predictably has turned into mildly damp January because arbitrarily stopping drinking for a month that is three times longer than others is silliness. So instead I’m drinking in the company of other drinkers rather than in the dark on my own. This beer was excellent. Fresh juice from beginning to end. Really enjoying Basqueland at the moment, despite not being the most common beer on these shores. Also, I joined the library, which is going to make photographing books difficult with their plastic grime sheets and “two week loan” stickers, like I’ve just rented the latest Super Nintendo game from fucking Blockbuster Video or something. #muchocaliente #finbackbrewery #basqueland #basquelandbrewingproject #properglassware #ninepints #rosegeorge #dipa #ipa #doubleipa #craftbeer #craftbeers #craftbeerlove #craftbeerlovers #bookstagram #craftbeerlover #craftbeernerd #craftbeersnob #craftbeergeek #craftbeerporn #craftbeerstagram #craftbeergirl #craftbeerlife #bookstagrammer #beer #beers #dryjanuary #book #books
A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles
A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW by Amor Towles •• A Gentleman in Moscow (2016) is the second novel from Amor Towles, New York Times best selling author of Rules of Civility and was also well received by critics. •• In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov, proper, proud and open hearted is under house arrest in Moscow’s famous Hotel Metropol. No longer will be be addressed as your excellency, he is forced to make the best of his situation as he surveys everything from the day to day happenings to major historical events as the hotel is home for meetings and dinners of the top ranking members of the politburo. For the next decades, as Rostov serves his time, relationships are cultivated with employees, guests, visitors and a young girl whom he unofficially adopts. •• Rostov is one of the most memorable characters one is fortunate to meet in literature and the novel is a brilliant rendering of a place and time. I have no doubt this story will reside in my memories for many years to come. •• #agentlemaninmoscow #amortowles
Presidents of War, Michael Beschloss
@thisisbillgates just released his favorite summer reads, including Presidents of War, a groundbreaking and often surprising saga of America’s wartime Presidents 🇺🇸⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #billgates #summerreads #presidentsofwar #michaelbeschloss #bookshelf #bookspines #bookstagram #igreads #booksofinstagram #instabook #bookworm #reading #amreading #book #bookaddict
The Future of Capitalism, Paul Collier
Educated, Tara Westover
I devoured this book!!! As a young adult I experienced some very strong “Christian” teachings that bordered on unhealthy, imposing & authoritarian...some could of said brainwashing. But I came out of that and have spent the last 10 years learning what it means to think for myself. So this book resonated with me in a deeply impactful way.
Army of None, Paul Scharre
Weaponizing artificial intelligence could potentially bring many benefits such as minimizing collateral damage and decrease civilian casualties. A machine could be programmed to never break the Law of War, make less mistakes and would never get emotional and seek revenge. But do we want machines that can select and engage a target on their own? Do we want to delegate the decision of killing a human to an AI? What if someone hacks the machine or something unexpected happens or a bug? It seems like a arms race in this area is inevitable if not already started. Will it have a strategic stabilizing effect or will it destabilize? Even if a “Terminator”-scenario seems unlikely to happen, it is still a very difficult topic. After reading this book, I feel I have a greater understanding of the positive and negative sides of fully autonomous weapons. But I also feel I’m more uncertain what to think of such a machine and were to set the limitations (if any is possible). But the most scary thing is probably the distancing/distributing responsibility and dehumanizing of killing. The 1000 Books Challenge: 155/1000
Bad Blood, John Carreyrou
I was talking the other day how much I LOVE paperbacks so I’m SO EXCITED that these two from @vintageanchorbooks #partner are now out in paperback! . Can you believe I STILL haven’t read Bad Blood? I’ve had a copy and it’s been on my list for so long and I just haven’t gone in yet! What backlist books are still on your list for 2020?? ________________ #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookblogger #vintageanchorbooks #badblood #inheritence #paperback #backlistbooks #tbr #readinggoals #bibliophile #whattoreadnext #newbooks #bookworm #booknerd #booklover #bookaddict #bookaholic #bookrecommendations #bookish
21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Yuval Noah Harari
This is something I recommend for all kinds of readers. Absolutely enjoyed this one. It was really accessible and hasn’t stopped making me think. Harari’s style is very interesting. Not only does he give you information and, his thoughts & opinions, but also makes you question the way things are and could be. Sometimes, I find reading non-fiction more time consuming than fiction but that was not the case with this. Although the subject matter was deep, it was easy to understand without losing the significance of the content. - Harari is brilliant in trying to untangle the mess we live in, showing us glimpses of strands from it. He tries to make sense of where we came from, how our current world functions and where we are heading, with advancements in technology and bio-technology. He also looks into how these two could probably merge and what that will mean for humankind. This book is incredibly intelligent without being preachy. He talks about how technology, politics, sciences and, our past and the way we think could have an effect on our future. This book is so much more, and I think this simple review of mine will not do it justice. - Just a warning, Harari tries to rationalise religion which made sense to me and did not offend me, but it could be construed as offensive to others. Do keep that in mind when you pick this book up. I have heard that Sapiens is even better and I can’t wait to read it. I own both that Homo Deus and am certainly going to get to both sometime. I read this a while back before I stopped rating books and gave this 4 🌟 - I have also seen a silver edition (probably a new one) in stores and that looks great too! All thoughts my own Book courtesy: @definitelybooks
The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness, Andy Puddicombe
Leonardo da Vinci, Walter Isaacson
More new books to add to your TBR list! ✨ Headed your way this fall! . . . . #ciderrevival #thetaleofsteven #tomwaitsbymattmahurin #mattmahurin #tomwaits #leonardodavincibook #leonardodavinci #bookstagram #booksofig #booksofinstagram #ilovebooks #tbrlist #tbr #shelfie #whatimreading #imreading
Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved, Kate Bowler
When the memoir released last year, I was still fresh from surgery and was feeling intensely delicate. Now I get to look at these moments with such a rich gratitude. This is nothing like the life I expected, but I feel so fortunate that it has brought me into such a beautiful community. Big year. Even bigger life. Thank God.
Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders
Little late to the game but Lincoln in the Bardo is right up there when it comes to inventive storytelling. Told in quotes, the book examines the “bardo” that is life after death, but life before the afterlife. Tender, fraught and really bloody funny, Lincoln in the Bardo earns re-read status. It’s everything I wished Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s The Dirty Dust was, but better. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It got me thinking about what my last meal on earth would be, and the answer goes back to the meal I remember as my first: grandma’s cooking. Always.
Origin Story: A Big History of Everything, David Christian
Por mais que a gente saiba por cima - ou às vezes até em detalhes - como o universo se criou e como nós surgimos, é sempre maravilhoso ler sobre isso de novo e de novo. Porque novos olhares e abordagens ainda surgem toda vez. Por isso comecei ontem a ler “Origens”, do David Christian (@companhiadasletras, tradução de Pedro Maia Soares). Não tinha lido a sinopse antes, nem precisava, livros assim me interessam logo pelo título e subtítulo. Aí comecei e fui ver qual era a pegada: David Christian é historiador, cofundador do Big History Project (junto com Bill Gates), e seu projeto consiste em contar uma história da nossa origem, uma história que mostre tudo o que temos em comum, apesar das diferentes culturas e das diferentes narrativas de nossa origem que cada cultura tem. E o livro é isso: um aglomerado de diversos conhecimentos e disciplinas que, juntos, contam essa grande história de quem somos e como surgimos, que tem que começar, claro, pela origem do universo - pois fazemos parte dele, né? Li poucas páginas mas já gostando demais. . . . . #rizzenhas #nowreading #origens #davidchristian #companhiadasletras #historia #naoficcao #bighistoryproject #historiadomundo #leitura #livros #bookstagram #instalivros
Factfulness, Hans Rosling
*** June Reading Wrap-Up *** The month of June was very happening and felt like it went on and on and on... Among Ramadan ending, Eid, boiling hot weather, and feeling you’re melting at 55 degree celsius even at night. But my reading has been very diverse! I read a memoir, high fantasy, modern day fiction, a classic and a non-fiction. All in all it has been an amazing month. CROOKED KINGDOM: amazing ending to a mind blowing Fantasy duology. What a series man! Cannot wait for the Netflix adaptation. EDUCATED: this memoir was very eye-opening. Goes to show how education and the want for knowledge can change one’s life. AMERICANAH: this book is by a Nigerian author and wow! It has been eye-opening. I had so many misperceptions about Nigeria and racism. This one felt like an education! FACTFULNESS: I highly recommend this book to anyone who feels like we’re at the end of the world. We’re NOT! Look at facts and data, not on media and propaganda. MADAME BOVARY: a French classic that had similar theme and tone like Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. I don’t know if it was intentional but I couldn’t empathise with any character. What did you read in June? 🌸
The Best We Could Do, Thi Bui
I got some beautiful graphic novels over Christmas that I can't wait to read. I'm especially excited for The Best We Can Do by Vietnamese artist Thi Bui, as I've been wanting to read it for ages. It's about several generations of a Vietnamese family who move to the US, and it explores how their identities and relationships develop over time. Have you read any graphic novels recently? 📚💫 . . . . #booksofinstagram #books #reading #thebestwecoulddo #graphicnovel #vietnam #family #relationships #love #snotgirl #readersofinstagram #lumberjanes #lgbtqbooks #queerbooks #graphicnovelart #green #friendship #usa #identity #diversebooks #vietnamese #artist #art
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Matthew Desmond
📚Review: “Evicted” by Matthew Desmond Matthew Desmond won almost every possible award bestowed upon a nonfiction book. “Evicted” won the Pulitzer Prize and Desmond won the MacArthur “Genius” award for his ethnographic and sociological approach to poverty. In “Evicted”, Desmond takes the reader into the poorest neighborhoods in Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families in extreme poverty and at risk of eviction. Scott is a nurse that becomes a heroin addict, Lamar is a man with no legs desperately trying to take care of a group of boys in the neighborhood, Arleen is a single mother is trying to raise her two sons on $20 a month in a rundown apartment, and Vanetta has her hours cut at work, which leaves her struggling to make ends meet. The one thing they all have in common is that they all spend most of their income on rent. When reading this book, I felt like Desmond was making these characters the protagonists and the two landlords Sherrena Tarver and Tobin Charney the antagonists. Ms. Tarver likes certain residents and despises others, but she makes her intentions clear “Love don’t pay the bills.” I understand that many of these people are forced into shelters and move into more dangerous neighborhoods, but this is a product of economic hardship and displacement. I did find some of the stories poignant, but I found Desmond’s work lacking to combat the issues of culture and crime that plague a lot of urban cities. I find the work of Charles Murray and Robert Putnam more engaging and poignant. This is definitely an unpopular opinion, but I did not enjoy this book and would love to hear your thoughts if you thought otherwise. I look forward to hearing your thoughts down below. 3/5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️ _______________________________________________________ #evicted #matthewdesmond #sociology #ethnography #bookreviews #nonfiction #bookstagram #books📚 #bookobsessed #booktag #bookhoarder #nonfictionbooks #readingtime📖 #readersofig #readme #readinglife #readmore #instareads #becauseofreading #readingisfun #readaloud #lovebooks #lovebook #reading📖 #readingaddict #readingislife #readingforfun #readingisfundamental #readingclub #readingnow