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Book club picks from Oprah and Reese

August 4, 2020. Oprah picks for her book club: “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” by Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson.

Link to Oprah's book club Instagram here.

Recent previous picks:

  • June 2020:"Deacon King Kong" by James McBride. "In a moment when our country roils with righteous anger and grief," Oprah says, "'Deacon King Kong" reminds us that when we come together as a community in compassion and empathy, our love triumphs."
  • April 2020: "Hidden Valley Road" by Robert Kolker.
    The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science’s great hope in the quest to understand the disease.
  • January 2020: "American Dirt" by Jeanine Cummins.
    This book will leave readers utterly changed. It is a literary achievement filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page. It is one of the most important books for our times.  Already being hailed as “a Grapes of Wrath for our times” and “a new American classic,” it is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope.
  • November 2019: "Olive, Again" by Elizabeth Strout. Staff recommended.
  • September 2019: "The Water Dancer" by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

For more information take a look at her Book Club Instagram, here.



REESE SAYS…
"Elevating women’s stories is at the core of Reese’s Book Club. I love how this community champions the narrative for women and we are just getting started. Unity and understanding through the lens of storytelling is how we will continue these meaningful conversations. So, for the first time, I’ve selected two books for us to read this month:
Austin Channing Brown’s “I’m Still Here”
and Lucy Foley’s “The Guest List.”
We will read these two books simultaneously over the course of June and July. I look forward to reading, listening and learning with y’all."

Her recent previous picks:

  • May 2020: "The Henna Artist" by Alka Joshi.
    “This vivid story is so rich and complex… reading about Lakshmi’s journey from escaping an abusive marriage to becoming one of the most sought-after henna artists in Jaipur captivated me from the first chapter to the final page.”
  • April 2020 “Untamed” by Glennon Doyle.
    “This memoir is so packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today , what did we learn as young girls about how to behave or believe, and why we need to free ourselves from a lot of these ideas that don’t work anymore.”
  • March 2020 “The Jetsetters” by Amanda Eyre Ward.
    “I love the sense of adventure in this story – it’s about a disconnected family that reunites on a cruise ship traveling through Europe. If you’re packing for Spring Break, be sure to include a copy of this fun read.”
  • February 2020 “The Scent Keeper” by Erica Bauermeister.
    “This magical story is about a young woman, Emmaline, confronting the modern world for the very first time. As she embarks on a journey of digging up her past, she is confronted with truth about love, family and who she really is.”
  • January 2020 “Such A Fun Age” by Kiley Reid.“You’ll follow a young women’s journey of self-discovery after she’s wrongfully accused of kidnapping a child. This story is a beautiful conversation starter about race, privilege, work dynamics…I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!”
Books: 
Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

Oprah pick August 2020.


I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781524760854
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Convergent Books - May 15th, 2018

Reese pick June/July 2020.


The Guest List: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062868930
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow - June 2nd, 2020

Reese pick June/July 2020.


Deacon King Kong: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735216723
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2020

Oprah pick June 2020.


The Henna Artist Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780778309451
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mira Books - March 3rd, 2020

Reese pick May 2020.


Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780385543767
Availability: Backordered
Published: Doubleday - April 7th, 2020

Oprah pick April 2020.


Untamed Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984801258
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: The Dial Press - March 10th, 2020

Reese pick April 2020.


The Jetsetters: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399181894
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ballantine Books - March 3rd, 2020

Reese pick March 2020.


The Scent Keeper: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250622624
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 4th, 2020

Reese pick February 2020.


Such a Fun Age Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525541905
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 31st, 2019

Reese pick January 2020.


American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250209764
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - January 21st, 2020

Oprah pick January 2020.


Olive, Again: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812996548
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House - October 15th, 2019

Oprah pick November 2019.


The Water Dancer: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590597
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: One World - September 24th, 2019

Oprah pick September 2019.