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Bill Gates reveals his summer 2018 reading list

Need a summer reading recommendation? In what's become an annual tradition, Bill Gates has announced his five favorite books for the season – one novel and four nonfiction works, several of which wrestle with some of life's biggest questions. But don't despair, writes Gates on his blog. "Despite the heavy subject matter, all of these books were fun to read, and most of them were pretty short." Here are his picks:

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Londoner looks at princesses who went their own way

If Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding has inspired a royal thirst, you might want to pick up Linda Rodriguez McRobbie's book, "Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories From History – Without the Fairy-Tale Endings." McRobbie, a Londoner by way of Boston, explores the backstories of famous ladies of royal lines, including Princess Margaret, whom McRobbie calls Queen Elizabeth II's "wayward sister," and Lucrezia Borgia, "a woman who managed to survive not only the pit of vipers that was Renaissance Italy, but the pit of vipers that was her own family."

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This summer, heavy hitters will rule beach reading

Sometimes air needs clearing. Sometimes windows need opening. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves about the bedrock beneath our feet. Spring is a good time. But summer is even better – reading alone on a park bench, on an empty beach at 8 in the morning. It never made sense that summer reading should be inconsequential, and feather light, just as the head and the air get clearer and there is more room to think. Summer reading – especially this summer – offers the possibility of refresher courses.

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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, May 13, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

Goat Yoga, is kind of odd

They are in a field doing yoga and goats jump on them and drink wine.
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