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.”