Oprah Winfrey has gone back to the 1800s for her latest book club selection. It’s a dual selection by the all-time master of popular fiction—and an author who Oprah said she hasn’t read before.
On today’s show–Monday, Dec, 6, 2010–Oprah chose two classic novels written by Charles Dickens as her dual book club selection: "A Tale of Two Cities" and "David Copperfield."
Oprah told her audience, ""Normally, I only choose books that I’ve read, but I must shamefully admit to you all that I have never read Dickens," according to National Public Radio.
Oprah has chosen older novels before, particularly during a stretch between 2003 and 2006, when some of her selections were "East of Eden," "Anna Karenina," "The Good Earth" and "The Sound and the Fury."
We love it that Oprah picks both older books as well as new ones. The best news Oprah delivered on her show today is that she’ll continue her book club selections when she moves to the Oprah Winfrey Network in January.
Authors who Oprah has never chosen who we’d urge Oprah to consider in the future include three of our favorites, Somerset Maugham, Walter Mosley and Robert Stone.