Bill Gates writes about the best books he read in 2015 in a recent blog post. He highlights a common theme that they all  shared, which he calls “how things work”. The post begins as follows:

I just looked over the list of books I read this year, and I noticed a pattern. A lot of them touch on a theme that I would call “how things work.” Some explain something about the physical world, like how steel and glass are used, or what it takes to get rid of deadly diseases. Others offer deep insights into human beings: our strengths and flaws, our capacity for lifelong growth, or the things we value. I didn’t set out to explore these themes intentionally, though in retrospect it make a lot of sense since the main reason I read is to learn.

Click here to see the full list of Bill Gate’s best books of 2015 and to read the entire post.

Posted by Logan Davis, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.