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!