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Last year Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg came out with a list of 23 books he thought everyone should read. Some of them are new, some of them are older. We’ve collected most of them. Take reading these as a challenge.

23 Books Everyone Should Read, According to Mark Zuckerberg

Call Number: PB LIU Title: The Three-Body Problem Author: Cixin Liu

Call Number: 210 J29v  Title: The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature Author: William James

Call Number: 303.3 N159e Title: The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn’t What It Used To Be Author: Moisés Naím

Call Number: 303.609 F655b Title: The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined Author: Steven Pinker

Call Number: 306.42 C564r Title: Rational Ritual: Culture, Coordination, and Common Knowledge Author: Michael Suk-Young Chwe

Call Number: 327 K618w Title: World Order Author: Henry Kissinger

Call Number: 330 A173w Title: Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty Authors: Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson

Call Number: 330.951 P332d Title: Dealing With China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower Author: Henry M. Paulson, Jr.

Call Number: 333.79 S641e Title: Energy: A Beginner’s Guide Author: Vaclav Smil

Call Number: 339.2 R546r Title: The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves Author: Matt Ridley

Call Number: 339.4 C712p Title: Portfolios of the Poor: How the World’s Poor Live on $2 a Day Authors: Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch, Stuart Rutherford, and Orlanda Ruthven

Call Number: 364.973 A377n  Title: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Author: Michelle Alexander

Call Number: 364.106 V461g Title: Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Crosses the Line Author: Sudhir Venkatesh

Call Number: 384 G384i Title: The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation Author: Jon Gertner

Call Number: 501 D486b Title: The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World Author: David Deutsch

Call Number: 501 K961s  Title: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Author: Thomas S. Kuhn

Call Number: 599.9 H254s  Title: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Author: Yuval N. Harari

Call Number: 616.079 B623o Title: On Immunity: An Inoculation Author: Eula Biss

Call Number: 658.4 C365c  Title: Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration Author: Ed Catmull

Call Number: 813.54 O79h Title: Orwell’s Revenge: The 1984 Palimpsest Author: Peter Huber

Call Number: 901 I13m Title: The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History – The Classic Islamic History of the World Author: IBN Khaldun

An additional book, Genome by Matt Ridley, was included on the list, but we don’t own it and don’t want to purchase it because it’s 10 years old and about a constantly changing science.

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