Well before she cornered the market with Oprah's Book Club and her top book reviews, she was an inspiration to women all over the world. Her voice is strong, her arguments opinionated, her causes worthy.
Little did we know back in 1996 when she started Oprahs Book Club, that she would propel many a fledgling author to fame as they each joined her dinner discussion and took seats on her couch. Of course, she pulled from top selling authors as well. After slowing down in 2002, Oprah was back in action and for the next several years she opened up Oprah book club books to include classics, memoirs, and nonfiction. Our Oprah favorites are below.
We chose one or two of our favorite books from the Oprah Book List for each year, starting back in 1996.
The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Shes Come Undone by Wally Lamb
The Meanest Thing to Say by Bill Cosby
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman
Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
The Pilots Wife by Anita Shreve
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
Sula by Toni Morrison
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey (sparking what may be one of the best Oprah controversies of all time)
Night by Elie Wiesel (she didnt give us much choice but we would have picked it anyway)
The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography by Sidney Poitier
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan
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