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Oprah’s Book Club: The Complete List (2024)

Get ready to add to your reading list with this list of all of Oprah’s book club selections.

Last Updated on May 25, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle

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Are you a reader looking for your next big read?  Look no further than Oprah’s Book Club!  Throughout the years, Oprah has picked and recommended excellent books to for readers to add to their ever-growing TBR list.  From fiction to nonfiction, there are so many great reads that are perfect for any book enthusiast.  So in this article, I will be sharing Oprah’s book club list in order, sharing my favorites in my best of Oprah’s book club list, the current Oprah’s book club pick, and answering some popular questions about Oprah’s book club.  So it might just introduce you to your new favorite title!

But first, who is Oprah Winfrey?

Oprah Winfrey is a household name around the world.  From her early days as a TV personality to her hugely successful talk show, she has captivated audiences for decades.  But to us readers, she is best known for the Oprah’s Book Club.

With an eye for powerful stories and a talent for connecting with people, Oprah has curated a highly respected list of books that continues to help shape the literary world.  Her book club has become a cultural phenomenon, encouraging millions to discover new authors and deepen their love of reading.  Oprah Winfrey has proven to be an unstoppable force in entertainment, literature, and beyond.

Does the Oprah book club still exist?

Over two decades ago, Oprah Winfrey launched her famous book club, taking the literary world by storm.  However, many people wonder if the Oprah Book Club is still running.  The answer is a resounding yes!  Unlike other celebrity book clubs that select a new book every calendar month, Oprah’s Book Club does things differently.  But rest assured, when Oprah makes a selection, you can trust it’s a book worth reading.

How does Oprah’s book club work?

Few cultural phenomena have had as much of an impact on the book world as Oprah’s book club.  Since its inception in 1996, Oprah Winfrey’s literary selection has been a coveted title.  But just how does the Oprah book club work?  Essentially, Oprah chooses a book every few months (either fiction or nonfiction,) which is a personal endorsement that brings attention to the author and the book itself.  The chosen book then becomes a part of Oprah’s book club list, which usually leads to increased sales and a boost in public recognition.  So it’s easy to see why being chosen by Oprah is a tremendous honor in the literary world!

What is Oprah’s 100th book pick?

Oprah’s 100th book club pick is Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano!  Hello Beautiful is a homage to Louisa May Alcott’s timeless classic, Little Women.  Hello Beautiful is a profoundly moving portrait of what is possible when we choose to love someone not in spite of who they are but because of it.

What is Oprah’s latest Book Club pick?

Long Island by Colm Tóibín

Oprah’s latest book club pick and the second selection of 2024 is “Long Island by Colm Tóibín!

In “Long Island,” we meet Eilis Lacey, an Irish woman living on Long Island with her Italian American husband Tony and their two teenage children. We see her face and navigate the complexities of life in a new country while still feeling a strong connection to Ireland. Despite having a large extended family around her, Eilis finds herself isolated and yearning for her homeland. The arrival of an Irishman claiming his wife is pregnant with Tony’s child and intends to leave the baby with Eilis sets off a series of events that force her to confront her past and future. “Long Island by Colm Tóibín” explores themes of longing, silence, and the deep bonds one can rekindle with their roots, presenting a riveting story of a woman navigating her identity between two worlds.

You can get a copy of Long Island by Colm Tóibín on Amazon or Bookshop.

P.S. “Long Island” is a follow-up to Colm’s previous book entitled “Brooklyn,” but you don’t have to have read “Brooklyn” or watched the adaptation to read, understand and appreciate “Long Island.”

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The 2024 Oprah Book Club List

  1. The Many Lives of Mama Love by Lara Love Hardin
  2. Long Island by Colm Tóibín

The 2023 Oprah Book Club List

  1. Bittersweet by Susan Cain
  2. Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano 
  3. The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese
  4. Wellness by Nathan Hill
  5. Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward

The 2022 Oprah Book Club List

  1. The Way of Integrity by Martha Beck
  2. Finding Me by Viola Davis
  3. Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley
  4. That Bird Has My Wings by Jarvis Jay Masters
  5. Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

The 2021 Oprah Book Club List

  1. Jack by Marilynne Robinson
  2. Lila by Marilynne Robinson
  3. Home by Marilynne Robinson
  4. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  5. The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris
  6. The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers
  7. Bewilderment by Richard Powers

The 2020 Oprah Book Club List

  1. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
  2. Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of An American Family by Robert Kolker
  3. Deacon King Kong by James McBride
  4. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
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Oprah’s Book Club List in Order

  1. The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard
  2. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  3. The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton
  4. She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
  5. Stones From the River by Ursula Hegi
  6. The Rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds
  7. Songs in Ordinary Time by Mary McGarry Morris
  8. The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou
  9. A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
  10. Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
  11. A Virtuous Woman by Kay Gibbons
  12. The Meanest Thing to Say by Bill Cosby
  13. The Treasure Hunt by Bill Cosby
  14. The Best Way to Play by Bill Cosby
  15. Paradise by Toni Morrison
  16. Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman
  17. Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen
  18. Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
  19. I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
  20. What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage
  21. Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
  22. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
  23. Jewel by Bret Lott
  24. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
  25. The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve
  26. White Oleander by Janet Fitch
  27. Mother of Pearl by Melinda Haynes
  28. Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
  29. River, Cross My Heart by Breena Clarke
  30. Vinegar Hill by A. Manette Ansay
  31. A Map of The World by Jane Hamilton
  32. Gap Creek by Robert Morgan
  33. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
  34. Back Roads by Tawni O’Dell
  35. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  36. While I Was Gone by Sue Miller
  37. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  38. Open House by Elizabeth Berg
  39. Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz
  40. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
  41. We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
  42. Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio
  43. Stolen Lives by Malika Oufkir and Michèle Fitoussi
  44. Cane River by Lalita Tademy
  45. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  46. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
  47. Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
  48. Sula by Toni Morrison
  49. East of Eden By John Steinbeck
  50. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  51. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
  52. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  53. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  54. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  55. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  56. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  57. Light in August by William Faulkner
  58. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
  59. Night By Elie Wiesel
  60. The Measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier
  61. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  62. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  63. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
  64. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  65. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
  66. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
  67. Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan
  68. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
  69. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  70. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  71. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  72. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
  73. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  74. Ruby by Cynthia Bond
  75. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  76. Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle
  77. Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
  78. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  79. The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton
  80. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  81. The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  82. Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
  83. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
  84. Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of An American Family by Robert Kolker
  85. Deacon King Kong by James McBride
  86. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
  87. Jack by Marilynne Robinson
  88. Lila by Marilynne Robinson
  89. Home by Marilynne Robinson
  90. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  91. The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris
  92. The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers
  93. Bewilderment by Richard Powers
  94. The Way of Integrity by Martha Beck
  95. Finding Me by Viola Davis
  96. Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley
  97. That Bird Has My Wings by Jarvis Jay Masters
  98. Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
  99. Bittersweet by Susan Cain
  100. Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano 
  101. The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese
  102. Wellness by Nathan Hill
  103. Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward
  104. The Many Lives of Mama Love by Lara Love Hardin
  105. Long Island by Colm Tóibín

What do you think about Oprah’s Book Club?

Have you read any books from the Oprah’s Book Club?  Are any of these books on your TBR?   What Oprah’s Book Club pick is your favorite?  Let us talk about it in the comments below.

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