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Mark Zuckerberg invites millions to join his book club

January 5, 2015

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made a New Year’s resolution to read a book every other week.Photograph by Marcio Jose Sanchez—AP

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By Justin Worland, TIME

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.