“A Year of Books” – Facebook’s New Emphasis on the ‘Book’ Part of its Name

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has started a book club, of sorts, on Facebook. The page, titled A Year of Books, aims to “read a new book every two weeks and discuss it here. Our books will emphasize learning about new cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies.”

Zuckerberg has challenged himself to read one book every two weeks. His first read is The End of Power by Moisés Naím.

He describes it as “a book that explores how the world is shifting to give individual people more power that was traditionally only held by large governments, militaries and other organizations.” It sounds like an interesting read! I’m also impressed that Facebook, which is largely seen as a time suck, is promoting reading books that are specifically geared toward expanding your horizons. After Zuckerberg announced his choice – via Facebook post, of course – it sold out on Amazon in a matter of hours, much to the surprise and delight of Naim!

I’m not going to read The End of Power along with the book club but I’m definitely adding it to the list of books I want to read. Maybe this will be one of my nonfiction reads for the year! I’m excited to see what other picks Zuck has in store.

What do you think of Zuckerberg’s new book club? Do you plan to follow along?

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