12/17/2012 05:57 pm ET

Bill Gates Names Best Books Of 2012

"Every one of these books changed my worldview." So says Bill Gates, a man who knows a thing or two about the world's most pressing problems.

He listed his "Ten Books That Made Me Think" over the previous year on his blog "The Gates Notes."

Gates often writes his own thoughtful book reviews, to which the authors sometimes respond.

Most are development or education focused, though the list does include more popular titles including the universally acclaimed Behind the Beautiful Forevers and last year's bestseller Moonwalking with Einstein.

See Bill's list of top titles below. How many have you read?

Bill Gates's Top Reads Of 2012