Mark Zuckerberg Wants You To Join His Book Club

Some people just aren't Resolution People. You know the type: they're not pledging to make dietary changes or work out more or brag about one random act of kindness on various social media channels once a week. They're loud and proud about it. Down with resolutions! You've seen them.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is not one of those people. He's resolving to read more books this year, and he's bringing thousands of his (Facebook) friends with him. On a page entitled "A Year Of Books," Zuckerberg describes how his resolution can be your resolution too.

"We will read a new book every two weeks and discuss it here," the first post on the page reads. "Our books will emphasize learning about new cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies. Suggestions for new books to read are always welcome."

The first book is Moises Naim's "The End of Power." The book's Amazon ranking quickly shot up after the announcement, hitting the top spot in the International Relations, Economics, History and Theory categories.

Since Mr. Zuckerberg asked for suggestions, here are 4 things we think Facebook Book Club should read in coming weeks.

  1. "The Circle" by Dave Eggers

    Part cautionary tale,, pretty much all cautionary tale, but a really good read. "The Circle" follows life at an all-immersive social networking company, and a young employee who gets drawn further and further in. It'll freak you out, and probably make you slam your laptop shut too.

  2. "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James

    Hey, if Zuckerberg's goal was to learn about other beliefs, we assume that extends to sexual proclivities as well. Let's consider this pop culture phenomenon a teachable moment, shall we?

  3. "Bad Feminist: Essays" by Roxane Gay

    This one's already a bestseller, but it never hurts to encourage the general masses to read a smart feminist commentary on pop culture and society.

  4. "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling

    I don't know if you've heard of this one, but it's a pretty good read. Check it out!

What do you think the Facebook book club should read next? Share your suggestions in the comments!