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Mark Zuckerberg CEO of Facebook speaks during the Internet.org summit in New Delhi on Oct. 9, 2014. Udit Kulshrestha—Bloomberg/Getty Images

Mark Zuckerberg Invites 30 Million to His New Book Club

Jan 04, 2015

Move over Oprah. Mark Zuckerberg has a book club of his own.

The Facebook co-founder made a New Year's resolution to read a book every other week, and on Friday he invited his 30 million Facebook followers to join him in what could become the world's largest book club.

"I'm excited for my reading challenge. I've found reading books very intellectually fulfilling," Zuckerberg said in a post. "Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today."

Apparently, his followers agree. More than 80,000 people had liked Zuckerberg's newly-minted Facebook group, "A Year of Books," as of Sunday morning.

The group's first book will be Moisés Naim's The End of Power, which argues that once-powerful positions have lost their dominance.

A Zuckerberg Family Album

Born in 1984, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg grew up in Dobbs Ferry, New York, the son of a dentist and a psychiatrist who left her profession to work in her husband's office.
Born in 1984, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg grew up in Dobbs Ferry, New York, the son of a dentist and a psychiatrist who left her profession to work in her husband's office.Facebook
Born in 1984, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg grew up in Dobbs Ferry, New York, the son of a dentist and a psychiatrist who left her profession to work in her husband's office.
Zuckerberg's father describes his son, seen here at five years old, as "strong-willed and relentless."
Facebook was founded while Zuckerberg was a student at Harvard, where this photograph was taken.
Zuckerberg, right, sits with Facebook's other founders. The tale of the company's earliest days inspired the film The Social Network, which draws a rich, dramatic portrait of a furious, socially handicapped genius, a character who bears little resemblance to the actual Mark Zuckerberg.
In this 2006 photo, the Facebook founder poses with his older sister Randi, the company's head of consumer marketing and social-good initiatives.
Zuckerberg and his family visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando for Thanksgiving 2010.
Born in 1984, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg grew up in Dobbs Ferry, New York, the son of a dentist and a psychiatrist
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