Oprah’s book club
Oprah Winfrey’s book club has been arguably America’s most influential literary hit-maker, turning unknown titles into massive bestsellers – ever since its inception. The Oprah Winfrey Show to its 2012 revival in the pages of her magazine as “Oprah’s Book Club 2.0”. While some may scoff at her mass-market appeal, Winfrey has a very good taste in books. so you can’t go wrong if you turn to the 90+ books she’s picked out over the years. Recent selections have included Crawl, the debut novel by 19-year-old poet Leila Mottley; memoir of actress Viola Davis To find me; and life coach Martha Beck’s The Path to Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Identity. You can sign up for the book club newsletter and see Oprah videos with authors on OprahDaily.com.
Los Angeles Times Book Club
This club hosts a community event with each of its authors, many of whom are heavyweights, from Barack Obama to Jane Goodall to Billie Jean King. Donna Wares, seasoned author and editor, hosts the club and Time publishes articles related to book selection topics. The selections often feature a Californian angle, such as the recent California Soul: an American epic of cooking and survival by Keith Corbin, who writes about his rise from maximum-security inmate to celebrity chef (Corbin will discuss his book on August 23). Sign up for a newsletter on the book club website.
Read with Jenna
When Today Show co-host Jenna Bush Hager launched her book club in 2019, it seemed like a perfect fit. Hager is a lifelong bibliophile, and her mother, former first lady Laura Bush, started a foundation to help American libraries, one of her many literary ventures. The Hager club selects a new book each month, sometimes composed of new authors (The measurementby Nikki Erlick), as well as literary favorites such as Naima Coster and her novel What’s mine and yours. The book club website, hosted under the Today display the umbrella, features discussion questions, author interviews, other book recommendations, and a list of previous book club selections. Readers can sign up for a newsletter and post their comments on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #ReadWithJenna.
Reese’s Book Club
Before you dismiss Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club as a Hollywood vanity project, consider this: Many of her picks hit the mark. New York Times bestseller list, and she has excellent literary taste. Each book is centered on the story of a woman, as Honey and spicesof Bolu Babalola, a romance novel featuring a sharp-tongued heroine on campus, and counterfeit, the fictional story of two women who start selling fake luxury handbags, by Kirstin Chen. To find out each month’s pick and discuss the selections, follow @ReesesBookClub on Instagram (where the club has 2.3 million followers), Facebook and Twitter. You can also find his five-year selection list – starting with his first choice, Eleanor Oliphant is perfectly fineby Gail Honeyman — at ReesesBookClub.com.