Bill Gates Summer Reading Recommendations!

By Laura Kemp | July 1 2021 | AdultGeneral

Get your pens ready for some exciting summer recommendations from Bill Gates!

Bill Gates shares his list of thought-provoking books for summer reading on his blog, GatesNotes.  In a list of five titles, Mr. Gates includes two published by Crown: UNDER A WHITE SKY: The Nature of the Future by Elizabeth Kolbert. and A PROMISED LAND by Barack Obama.


Check them out:

UNDER A WHITE SKY: The Nature of the Future by Elizabeth Kolbert is a book that posits an impactful question about the environment as a result of actions taken by humans: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it? Elizabeth Kolbert is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who, in Mr. Gates’ opinion, writes the “most straightforward examination of ‘humanity versus nature’ on this list.”

Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

Elizabeth Kolbert

9780593238776  Int’l PB  $18



February 9, 2021



A PROMISED LAND by Barack Obama, a #1 New York Times bestseller, is the first volume of memoirs from the former President of the United States. Mr. Obama details the turmoil and transformation during the first term of his historic presidency.  On GatesNotes, Mr. Gates writes that this book is “a fascinating look at what it’s like to steer a country through challenging times.”

A Promised Land

Barack Obama

9781524763169  HC  $45

Biography & Autobiography


November 17, 2020


He didn’t recommend his own book for summer reading, but that’s also a good choice.


How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need

Bill Gates

9780385546133  HC  $24.50 Export Price



February 16, 2021




And he didn’t recommend FINDING THE MOTHER TREE, but he did recommend THE OVERSTORY, part of which was based on the life of Suzanne Simard!


Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest

Suzanne Simard

9781524712013  Int’l C  $19



No Singapore

May 4, 2021