Thursday, June 2, 2011


I don't know how to start saying this, but here goes: the majority of books I've read in the past few weeks have had Oprah's book club stickers on the front.

I didn't do it on purpose.  It just happened.  I haven't decided how I feel about it, either.  I mean, I'm basically indifferent when it comes to Oprah (though I thought she was fantastic in Beloved), but I feel a little weird about this, like I've sold out on great literature in favor of what's popular.  If that were true, though, wouldn't I be indulging on cheap romance novels instead of thought-provoking, artful works?

I'm going to just say that it's because Oprah's team of book selectors must be thoughtful folks who look for books that bridge the gap between intelligent/scholarly and approachable, and clearly I have excellent taste as well.


Hey, they were good books!


Mo said...

Hahahaha I believe you. I read sappy YA novels and comic books and have never read a Jane Austen book (shhhh!)

A wise mentor of mine once told me, never apologize for your taste. That goes for Oprah books too. :)

KT @ KT's Refinishing School said...

Hey, her books are popular for a reason :) One of the best books I've read over the past few years was an Oprah Book Club book, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle!