Oprah to Produce Movie Adaptation of Her Newest Book Club Pick

Oprah to Produce Movie Adaptation of Her Newest Book Club Pick

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Philanthropist and talk-show host, Oprah Winfrey, has finally let the word out on her newest pick for Oprah’s Book Club! Her self-titled “must-read” club can certainly be called a staple of American culture since she crafted and executed the idea in 1996.  Her first pick twenty-two years ago was The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard, and her newest pick is An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Since June, Oprah fans have been waiting with bated breath for this announcement, and she guarantees you will not be disappointed by this read!   Image Via Workman Publishing   An American Marriage is Jones’ fourth novel, and …

7 Tips for Hosting the Perfect Book Club

7 Tips for Hosting the Perfect Book Club

Summer is a great time to finish some of those books on your “to read” list. Kill two birds with one stone: read a ton of books AND leave the house to discuss them. Get your friends involved and start a book club!   1. Use an online calendar   Image courtesy of BuzzFeed   Use a calendar that is accessible to everyone, editable, and maybe even comes with reminders. It helps to make the meetings scheduled on the same day, whether that’s the first Friday of the month, or every 15th and 30th. Choose one that works for everyone. Because …

Oprah Bequeaths New Book Club Pick to The World

Oprah Bequeaths New Book Club Pick to The World

  Over her long and distinguished multi-hyphenate career, Oprah Winfrey has quickly become a major force in the publishing world thanks to her massively popular Oprah’s Book Club. Having your book chosen by Oprah is a dream-come-true for many authors, and the club has boosted—for better and for worse—the profiles of up-and-coming writers like Colson Whitehead (The Underground Railroad), James Frey (A Million Little Pieces), and Jonathan Franzen (The Corrections). Now, Winfrey’s working her special brand of publicizing magic again with her latest book club selection: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue.     Behold the Dreamers, Mbue’s 2016 debut, …

4 Ways Books Help Friendships

4 Ways Books Help Friendships

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Friendships, like books, are bound together with love. Day-to-day life can make it hard to keep in touch, especially if you and your friend live far apart (or you’re bad at keeping up with texting like me). That’s where books come in! There are a few ways that you can keep up with your pals through reading, and anyone can do it.   1) Pick a book to buddy read   Reading the same book will give you and your friend something to talk about as you’re going through all the emotions that come with a really good book! If you …