The Triumphant Return of Oprah’s Book Club


Okay, Oprah, we know we’re cool, but you really have to stop copying us. It’s just awkward for everyone. After two years of silence on her favorite novels, Oprah Winfrey has finally reinstated her famous book club. Possibly the book world’s biggest and most important tastemaker until her talk show aired its final episode in 2010, an Oprah-approved book was pretty much guaranteed to shoot up the bestseller charts, and we hope this book club incarnation will be no different. Revamped as Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, it comes complete with an online component, social media support and e-book special features, specially designed “for the way people live and read today.” And her first book? The same memoir that inspired our own book club restart, Cheryl Strayed’s phenomenal book Wild. “I love this book,” Oprah writes in the July issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. “I want to shout it from the mountaintop. I want to shout it from the Web. In fact, I love this book so much and want to talk about it so much, I knew I had to reinvent my book club.” Oprah, we totally relate. [via Media Decoder]