The Lowdown on Oprah’s Book Club 2.0

04 May 2015

Fans of Oprah’s long-running book club have cause for celebration- Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 is here and it’s better than ever! Digital books have become a huge part of the literary world, with sites like Kindle, NOOK, and Scribd. changing the way we read. Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 offers a way for you to get Oprah’s personal book recommendations, reading notes, and group discussions in an interactive, digital format.

While Oprah’s book selections aren’t on a consistent schedule, the books she chooses are usually exceptional and worth the read. If you’re not caught up yet, check out the list below to see the books that have made the 2.0 list thus far.


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Wild

Cheryl Strayed

Oprah’s first selection was a memoir about Cheryl Strayed’s journey hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. This 1,100-mile hike led her on a journey of personal self-discovery unlike any other. Uplifting and inspired, this novel was turned into a major motion picture starring Reese Witherspoon.

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The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

Ayana Mathis

Mathis’ debut novel is centered around an African-American family and their bold, harsh matriarch. Told from the resilient perspective of the children of the Great Migration, readers better understand the trials and hardships faced by black families of that day and age.

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The Invention of Wings

Sue Monk Kidd

Sue Monk Kidd, known for her beloved novel The Secret Life of Bees, once more offers a beautiful and intricately told story. We are treated to a unique tale of the relationship between a young, white landowner’s daughter, Sarah Grimke, and her slave girl Hettie “Handful” Grimke. Told over the course of 35 years, this novel is a touching, profound story that will truly move readers.

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Ruby

Cynthia Bond

Set in the rural part of East Texas, readers are introduced to the hard life of Ruby Bell. While she finally escapes to the freedom of New York City, Ruby is eventually required to return home in her thirties to take care of family matters. Unfortunately, it appears Ruby falls back into the pattern of violence that plagued her childhood- but this time she may not be strong enough to get out. Can a long time admirer protect her, or will he be forced to remain silently in the background?

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We’ll be on the lookout for the next book in Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 to be released, and keep you updated as soon as we find out. In the mean time, take a break and enjoy the four excellent selections Oprah has made so far. Happy reading!

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Taylor

Taylor loves books with a heavy dose of absurdity, hilarity, and beautiful prose. She is a marketer, adventurer, nature-lover, Hufflepuff, wannabe world traveler, and advocate of laughter.

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