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I thought Shoe Dog was a great book, although my favorite book of the year was a Gates Notes recommendation for summer reading-- The Vital Question, by Nick Lane. If you're interested in biology and the origins of life, it makes some provocative claims, and backs them up. If this doesn't change how you think about life on earth (and elsewhere), I don't know what will...

https://www.gatesnotes.com/About-Bill-Gates/Summer-Books-201...

https://www.amazon.com/Vital-Question-Evolution-Origins-Comp...




I will put The Vital Question on my "to read" list. On a similar topic, I've just picked up Sapiens, which was also on Gates' 2016 Summer reading list. A few people in my circles had been talking about it so I decided to pick it up, before even noticing Gates had recommended it.


I enjoyed Sapiens, too. Just not as much as The Vital Question.




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