Summer Reading 2017 by Bill Gates
比尔盖兹的 2017 夏日阅读书单
I had a chance to catch up on a lot of reading recently, and there are a number of great books.
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. I've been watching Trevor, and I was reading such heavy books; I thought, Hey, I'll just read this. It's Trevor growing up in South Africa, where the categories are so arbitrary, and he hasn't fit any category. But the whole idea of this South Africa, what that was like, his insightfulness comes through very well.
Trevor Noah 写的《生来有罪 (暂译)》。我一直有看 Trevor 的节目，然后我那时在读很严肃的书；所以我就想，嘿，那我就来读这本吧。里面是 Trevor 在南非的成长故事，南非对种族分类十分专制不讲理，而他不属于任何一个类别。不过整本书对于南非、南非是怎样的样貌，作者的深刻体悟表露无遗。
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. It's an amazing story of a kid who grows up in Kentucky and Ohio in a hillbilly family and manages to become a lawyer graduating from Yale Law School. The chaotic nature of being in a family where resources are short, people aren't happy, people turn to drugs, alcohol, you can't count on your parents to be around—I really felt I got a glimpse of something honest.
J.D. Vance 的《乡巴佬的挽歌(暂译)》。这是个很棒的故事，描述在肯塔基州和俄亥俄州一个偏乡家庭长大的孩子，却成功变成从耶鲁法学院毕业的律师的故事。那种先天存在的混乱，生在一个资源短缺的家庭，没有人开心，人们开始吸毒、酗酒，你没办法指望父母在身边－－我真的觉得自己窥得某种真实样貌。
The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal. This is one that my wife, Melinda, found—incredibly well-written. It's about a young man who dies and his heart's being transplanted to another patient. You know, be ready to cry a little bit, as you get so connected to the people.
Maylis de Kerangal 的《那颗心(暂译)》。这一本是我老婆 Melinda 看到的－－文笔非常好。故事是关于一个死去的年轻男子，而他的心脏被移植到另一名病人身上。准备好掉几滴泪吧，因为你会和人们产生很深的连结。
A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter. He's a very thoughtful person about big issues. You know, he didn't go into politics just to win. He had a certain viewpoint about behavior, and he had a nuanced view of racial relations, you know, shows how brave he is.
Jimmy Carter 的《充实的一生：回顾人生九十(暂译)》。他是个很关心重大议题的人。你知道，他不是只为了赢才投入政治。他对人的行为自有一套见解，而且他对种族关系的观点和人不太一样，那显示出他有多勇敢。
Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari. He wrote Sapiens. And he's again telling us about where humanity is, what we've achieved, and how to think about the problems that are close to not being problems—war, famine, health—and looking at where do we go from here.
Yuval Noah Harari 的《人类大命运：从智人到神人》。作者写过《人类大历史》。而他又再次告诉我们人目前的处境、我们的成就，以及如何省思那些即将不成问题的问题－－战争、飢荒、健康－－并思考我们未来会走向何处。
Those are some of my recent favorites. I hope you'll try a few of them and enjoy them this summer.