The 41 Books Mark Zuckerberg Has Recommended on Facebook

Last week Slashdot featured “the 61 books Elon Musk has recommended on Twitter,” as compiled by a slick web site (with Amazon referrer codes) called “Most Recommended Books.” But the same site has also created a page of books recommended by Mark Zuckerbeg.

Zuckerberg’s list includes books by Peter Thiel (Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future), Richard P. Feynman (“Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”) and Jay-Z’s memoir Decoded.

Zuckerberg also says he liked Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game as well as Ender’s Shadow, the author’s “parallel” retelling of the same story from a different point of view.

But Zuckerberg also recommends the 1995 book Orwell’s Revenge, an alternate version of 1984 in which new communications technologies create a positive future with new choices and sources of information.

And despite Facebook’s reported role in the spreading anti-vaccine misinformation, Zuckerberg himself recommends the book On Immunity, which he says “Explores the reasons why some people question vaccines, and then logically explains why the doubts are unfounded and vaccines are in fact effective and safe.”

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