BookWatch: 5 books Bill Gates wants you to read this summer

If it was up to Bill Gates, this summer you’d read everything from an 800-page (gulp) science fiction novel to a 400-page history of the human race.

Earlier this summer, Microsoft MSFT, +0.24% founder Bill Gates released his “eclectic” summer reading list, which he says are books “that I loved, made me think in new ways, and kept me up reading long past when I should have gone to sleep.” In addition to a science fiction and history book, there is also a book about fixing Japan’s economy, as well as math and science selections.

Here are the five books Bill Gates says you should read this summer.

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