Bill Gates loves to read. The Microsoft co-founder reads every night, has reviewed hundreds of books on his blog and regularly shares reading lists. Gates told The New York Times that reading, "is one of the chief ways that I learn, and has been since I was a kid."
Gates wrote on his blog, "I read this when I was 13. It's my favorite book."
The widely celebrated novel by J.D. Salinger examines topics of loneliness, hypocrisy and superficiality. But it's the novel's exploration of adolescence and adulthood that Gates finds so interesting.
"It acknowledges that young people are a little confused, but can be smart, and see things that adults don't," writes Gates.
He tells The New York Times that he enjoys sharing his favorite books through his blog because it allows him to create a community.
"I have always loved reading and learning," he says. "So it is great if people see a book review and feel encouraged to read and share what they think online or with their friends."
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