Kate Picker in Time called the Oprah Effect “the greatest force in publishing today, with the power to raise authors from the dead” and banish them from the bestseller lists. Even though the daytime show has ended, the legacy remains: Oprah’s Book Club had people reading again, and talking about what they read.
Her influence drew new readers and brought attention to classics and undiscovered authors.
- Bring little-known books into the spotlight
- Revive interest in classic literature
- Made (and broke) some careers (into A Million Little Pieces!)
- Spark interest in books and reading (as a reader myself, I can get behind that!)
Oprah’s Book Club titles owned by JTCC Library (from Oprah Book Club List).
Click on any title to go to the library’s copy; please check them OUT!
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
Freedom Jonathan Franzen
Say You’re One of Them Uwem Akpan
Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel García Márquez
Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides
The Road Cormac McCarthy
The Measure of a Man Sidney Poitier
Night Elie Wiesel
A Million Little Pieces James Frey
Light in August William Faulkner
The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying William Faulkner
The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck
Cry, The Beloved Country Alan Paton
East of Eden John Steinbeck
Sula Toni Morrison
Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail Malika Oufkir