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Bill Gates' favorite reads of 2017 include Viet Thanh Nguyen's 'The Sympathizer' and Matthew Desmond's 'Evicted'

Bill Gates' favorite reads of 2017 include Viet Thanh Nguyen's 'The Sympathizer' and Matthew Desmond's 'Evicted'

Bill Gates made his name in the world of computers, but he's also become known in the literary world as a not-so-secret book nerd. For the fifth year in a row, the Microsoft co-founder and prolific philanthropist has published a list of his five favorite books of the year.

Gates unveiled his picks Monday morning on his blog, Gates Notes. This year, the computer magnate's selections include “The Sympathizer,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Times critic-at-large Viet Thanh Nguyen. The book, published in 2015, tells the story of a Vietnamese double agent who moves to Southern California after...

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