Rounding up the year of lists, Bill Gates shortlists the favorite books that he has read throughout this year. Identifying how all the titles revolve around the theme of “how things work”, Gates reveals the wide range of topics he has explored the past year, which could offer you some reading inspiration. 

Illustrating the six selected books in the medium of a short, charming video, the eye-catching visuals and simple explanations make for an enticing insight into Gates’ interests, briefly demonstrating how and why these books had attracted his attention.

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[via Design Taxi and The Gates Notes]