Thousands of people will be keeping Mark Zuckerberg accountable for this New Year's resolution.

The Facebook founder and CEO recently announced that he will read a book every other week in 2015, with an emphasis on learning about different cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies.

Zuckerberg settled on his new goal after soliciting suggestions from his millions of Facebook followers, and he created a page called "A Year of Books" where people can join him in the project. As of today, it has nearly 150,000 likes.

"I'm excited for my reading challenge," Zuckerberg wrote. "I've found reading books very intellectually fulfilling. Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today. I'm looking forward to shifting more of my media diet towards reading books."

Zuckerberg's first read of the year will be Moises Naim's "The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn't What It Used to Be."

The book, which explores how power is shifting to individuals, was out of stock Sunday on Amazon and was included on the website's "movers and shakers" list, which tracks books that make big gains on its bestseller list.

Zuckerberg is known for setting an annual personal challenge for himself each January.

In 2009, he resolved to put his signature T-shirt-and-hoodie look aside for the year and wear a tie to work every day.

The next year, he said he'd be learning Mandarin, and in October 2014 he did a 30-minute question-and-answer session entirely in Mandarin at Beijing's Tsingua University.

For 2011, Zuckerberg announced he would eat only the meat of animals that he had killed and butchered himself.

In 2012, he resolved to return to coding, a skill he hadn't been using as much since he manages the business of Facebook.

The following year, he committed himself to meeting a new person outside of Facebook every day, and this past year, he's been practicing gratitude by writing one thank-you note a day.

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