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From: TIME

Bill Gates Is Obsessed With These 2 New Books

Bill Gates had some awesome answers for curious Redditors on his AMA this week, commenting on topics ranging from philanthropy to technology to beer. (He’s not really a beer guy, he says, but he’ll drink light beer at a ballgame “to get with the vibe of all the other beer drinkers.”)

As you might have heard, billionaire entrepreneur Bill Gates is a big reader. In response to one question about his hobbies, he said, “I always try and read a few books every month and a bunch on vacation,” but admits it can be hard to find the time.

When one user asked him what the best book he’d read this year was, Gates had a quick reply, touting “two amazing books,” about which he said, “they are both very readable and explain that the world is getting better.”

One book is the newest by Harvard psychology Steven Pinker, titled, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, which Bill Gates called “my new favorite book of all time” on his blog in January.

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