Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Jewish Business News

Culture & Art

Bibliophiles Rejoice: Quirky Mark Zuckerberg Kicks Off Book Club


Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg 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, said.

“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. Over 120, 000 people had “liked” Zuckerberg’s newly-minted Facebook group, “A Year of Books, ” as of early Monday morning.

Please help us out :
Will you offer us a hand? Every gift, regardless of size, fuels our future.
Your critical contribution enables us to maintain our independence from shareholders or wealthy owners, allowing us to keep up reporting without bias. It means we can continue to make Jewish Business News available to everyone.
You can support us for as little as $1 via PayPal at
Thank you.

The group’s first book will be Moisés Naim’s The End of Power, which argues that once-powerful positions have lost their dominance, Time said. Naim’s book has already sold out on Amazon.

The “year of books” is Zuckerberg’s 2015 goal. The billionaire is known for his quirky New Year’s Resolutions. Two years ago he challenged himself to meet a new person a day. Last year he attempted to pen a daily thank you note, CNN Money said.

Zuckerberg plans to focus on topics that express culture and the world from varied points of view. The Bible and Quran have become the most popular suggestions thus far, according to CNN. had the paperback version listed as “temporarily out of stock, ” spurring speculation that Zuckerberg’s book club could have the kind of game changing effect that Oprah Winfrey’s did. The book was still available on Barnes and Noble’s website, CNN said.



You May Also Like

World News

In the 15th Nov 2015 edition of Israel’s good news, the highlights include:   ·         A new Israeli treatment brings hope to relapsed leukemia...


The Movie The Professional is what made Natalie Portman a Lolita.


After two decades without a rating system in Israel, at the end of 2012 an international tender for hotel rating was published.  Invited to place bids...

VC, Investments

You may not become a millionaire, but there is a lot to learn from George Soros.