Self-made billionaire Bill Gates goes through about 50 books a year.
"Reading books is my favorite way to learn about a new topic," he writes on his blog. "I've been reading about a book a week on average since I was a kid. Even when my schedule is out of control, I carve out a lot of time for reading."
In the same blog post, he lists his four favorite books of 2016, plus an honorable mention.
For a productive start to 2017, crack open one of Gates' favorites this holiday season: