While some people write books, others read them. But whichever side of the fence you are, the important thing is that the medium should be kept alive. Just like Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is doing.
The CEO gave an update on five books he read this year. They were Philosopher of the Heart: The Restless Life of Søren Kierkegaard by Clare Carlisle; Utopia or Oblivion: The Prospects for Humanity by R. Buckminster Fuller; The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values by Brian Christian; The Difference:
How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies by Scott E. Page; and Power of Creative Destruction by Philippe Aghion, Celine Antonin, and Simon Bunel.
The topics of the books range from the values of diversity to lattice shell structures; one would have to go on over to the full writeup to find out why Nadella read each of the aforementioned books.
All the books that he read inspired him and, in some way, helped shape his leadership style at Microsoft. Many cite him as an example of a successful leader, so the books may be of value to those who want to implement the broad strokes of his leadership style.