I have been following GatesNotes: The Blog of Bill Gates for years espcially his book review section. Some books are too dense and too complicated for my brain. But most books are truly excellent especially if you are a non-fiction reader. Here are some of the best books I read this year. Please note these are Bill Gates' notes except for Melinda Gates' review.
Breath from Salt: A Deadly Genetic Disease, a New Era in Science, and the Patients and Families Who Changed Medicine, by Bijal P. Trivedi. This book is truly uplifting. It documents a story of remarkable scientific innovation and how it has improved the lives of almost all cystic fibrosis patients and their families. This story is especially meaningful to me because I know families who’ve benefited from the new medicines described in this book. I suspect we’ll see many more books like this in the coming years, as biomedical miracles emerge from labs at an ever-greater pace.