On Sunday night at the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. Her speech not only brought the entire room to their feet, but it was also one of solidarity, giving validation and hope to those who’ve tried to speak and were shut down.
While most of the press is talking about a potential Oprah 2020 presidential campaign, here at BookTrib we are talking about the woman and her love of literature! The Original Oprah’s Book Club launched in 1996, and ran for 15 years, ending in 2011— right before the final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show and the launch of Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, the digital version, which provides access to her book club for even more people, all over the world.
Related: The Complete Oprah's Book Club List
Each year, Oprah comes out with a list of her ‘favorite things,’ and this year, we’ve got our own list: BookTrib’s Favorite Thing About Oprah! So what exactly is our favorite thing about Oprah Winfrey? Her love of books! We love that Oprah wants every child and adult to have a life full of wonder and learning through literature. Her commitment to literacy programs in addition to her book clubs and the recommended reads she’s given over the years have helped keep books alive in ways no other media mogul has. Not only Oprah a lifelong reader, she’s also an accomplished author. Here, we have married Oprah’s love of books with our favorite thing about Oprah to bring you this list of 12 books by or about Oprah.
The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations
Oprah shares the nuggets of wisdom and aha! moments discussed on her Emmy Award-winning television show, Super Soul Sunday.
Words That Matter: A Little Book of Life Lessons
A handy collection of Oprah's most valuable pieces of advice, all taken from the pages of her magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine.
What I Know For Sure
In her Golden Globe speech, Oprah said one of the things she knows for sure is that "speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have." Discover the other lessons she's learned in this slim volume of reflections, in which she explains what she's learned during her time as one of the world's most beloved public figures.
Food, Health and Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life
This cookbook is filled with healthy recipes straight from Oprah's kitchen, in addition to ideas on how we can celebrate and savor the food we eat.
Own It: Oprah Winfrey In Her Own Words
Editors Anjali Becker and Jeanne Engelmann have compiled some of Oprah's most inspiring quotes about life, love, careers, and her own personal journey.
O’s Little Guide to Starting Over
This collection of stories and words of wisdom from O, The Oprah Magazine contributor Martha Beck, author Junot Diaz, and more shed light on the restorative powers of making a fresh start.
O’s Little Book of Calm & Comfort
These interviews and essays—written by everyone from the late Nora Ephron to Buddhist Pema Chodron—will help you bring peace to your life when things get difficult.
O’s Little Book of Love & Friendship
Oprah's nearest and dearest—some famous and some not—write about the lasting friendships and sweeping romances that have changed their lives for the better.
Oprah: 40 Inspirational Life Lessons and Powerful Wisdom from Oprah Winfrey
A curated collection of Oprah's thoughts on finding our passions, our positive influences, and ourselves.
Oprah: The Little Speaker
An illustrated and charming storybook that chronicles Oprah's journey from little Mississippi farm girl to renowned talk show host.
The Awakened Woman
The manifesto-slash-memoir of Dr. Tererai Trent—the former African child bride who became a leading voice in female empowerment and one of Oprah's favorite guests.
This article originally appeared on BookTrib.
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Featured image: Cover of "Own It"