BookWatch: Bill Gates tells new grads to read this book that says the world is getting better

Bill Gates has a new book recommendation — one aimed at graduates in this peak season for giving them advice.

The billionaire bookworm says Steven Pinker’s “The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined” is the most inspiring book he’s ever read and every grad ought to check it out.

“If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this,” Gates wrote in a tweet on Monday.

Pinker, a Harvard psychology professor, “shows how the world is getting better,” wrote the Microsoft MSFT, +0.07% co-founder in another tweet.

“Sounds crazy, but it’s true.

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