Top Books From Oprah's Book Club

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1.  Finding Me, by Viola Davis

A powerful and empowering memoir, the first Black actor to earn the so-called “Triple Crown of Acting”—an Oscar, a Tony, and an Emmy.

2.  The Way of Integrity by Martha Beck

On her 94th pick,Oprah said: "As we all navigate this watershed moment in our collective history, The Way of Integrity provides a road map on the journey to truth and authenticity"

3.  Bewilderment, by Richard Powers

Richard Powers's intimate novel is about astrobiologist Theo Byrne, who is raising his 9-year-old son after his wife's death. It is tender and timely, drawing readers into existential questions about the place of humans in the world.

4.  The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois, by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

Epic doesn't begin to describe this tour-de-force of a novel, which touches on family, legacy, identity, and America's tangled roots.

5.  The Sweetness of Water, by Nathan Harris

Set in the fictional town of Old Ox, Georgia, at the very end of the Civil War, Harris’s powerful first novel centers on brothers Prentiss and Landry,

6.  The Gilead Novels, by Marilynne Robinson

For the first time in the history of the Book Club, Oprah chose four books by the same author at once: the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead, Home, Lila, and Jack by Marilynne Robinson.

7.  Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson

“Of all the books I’ve chosen for book club over the decades, there isn’t another that is more essential a read than this one,” Oprah said of Isabel Wilkerson's 500-page tome.

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