Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is going to be reading approximately 26 books this year, thanks to a New Year’s resolution he made at the suggestion of some 50,000 people. And besides simply reading the book, he’s also starting an online book club where whoever else wants to read and discuss the book along with him can do so. He explains all of this in a Facebook post (big surprise there) to his legions of followers, and begins the message by saying: “My challenge for 2015 is to read a new book every other week — with an emphasis on learning about different cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies.”
Some suggested he read through the Bible as part of this challenge, while others suggested he read something about a new country with each subsequent book. While we don’t know what the other approximately 25 books he’ll be reading this year will be, he did reveal what the first book will be: The End of Power by Moses Naim. If you’d like to follow along with Zuckerberg and read the same books, here’s a link to a page he created for you to do so.
While this obviously seems like an “Oprah-esque” thing to do, it’s neat at the same time to see him challenging himself to do something that was recommended to him by mostly complete strangers.