What are the best Oprah's Book Club picks?

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    #1She's Come Undone

    She's Come Undone

    Dolores Price is 13 years old, wise-mouthed and saying goodbye to his childhood. But she will spend the next years beached like a whale in front of the TV, becoming a young woman at 257 pounds. But Dolores is determined to rise again.

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    Deborah Garza
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "This book chronicles the life of Dolores as she grows from the age of 5 until she's in her late 20's and early 30's. She experiences lots of ups and downs in her life, some were quite sad, yet her way of looking at the world seemed to be helped through her use of humor in her life."
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    #2The Bluest Eye

    The Bluest Eye
    The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison's novel about an African-American girl who wished to have the blue eyes of a white girl. Through the eyes of Pecola, Morrison described race and gender inequality, and beauty as a social construct.
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    Sanvi Malik
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Toni Morrison once again tackles tough issues in the most artistic way. This trying and touching tale of a yours girl trying to find herself will keep you turning the pages. "
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    #3The Pilot's Wife (Oprah's Book Club)

    The Pilot's Wife (Oprah's Book Club)
    Kathryn Lyons has been married to a pilot for the last couple of years and she has learnt to be ready for emergencies, but nothing prepared her when this husband's plane had a fatal crash. 
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    Sean Murray
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "There are so many Oprah Book Club picks that arguably there is no "best" pick. Nevertheless in this book Kathryn Lyons is married to a pilot and she was always ready for an emergency. When her husband dies in a fatal crash she has to deal with all the outcome. "
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    #4House of Sand and Fog

    House of Sand and Fog

    A former colonel in the Iranian Air Force is determined to restore her family's dignity after recovering from an alcohol addiction. And her lover is driven to extremes to win her love. 

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    William Brooks
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "This is a great read. In fact I read it twice. The book was very suspenseful and kept your attention the entire time. A realistic book full of realistic characters. In fact, I bet we all know someone like at least one of the characters. I highly recommend!"
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    #5Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens portrays the development of the main character named Pip, who is an orphan. The story focuses on the poverty, prison ships and survival with an influence of the early-mid 19th century setting.

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    Bryan Stone
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "A story about survival in a world of poverty and just trying to make it to the next day."
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    #6The Reader

    The Reader
    An exceptional novel by Bernhard Schlink about betrayal, guilt and the memory of the Holocaust. This is the story of the adolescent Michael Berg, rescued by Hanna. Both embark on a clandestine affair leading Michel in euphoric and confused times.

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    Terry Jacobs
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "This was a great start for my Oprah Book Club endeavor. I was captivated from the first few pages as Schlink absolutely grabs you and doesn't let go. I hope the rest of Oprah's Book Club picks are as good as this one was!"
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    #7Anna Karenina

    Anna Karenina

    Anna Karenina is widely regarded as one of the best books ever written by Leo Tolstoy, which was first published in 1878. This follows the story of Countess Anna Karenina and her affair with Count Vronsky.

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    Sai Rodrigues
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "This is one of Oprah's most famous books. I really like how she picked a real piece of literature this time instead of a beach novel. This is a decent translation."
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    #8The Good Earth

    The Good Earth

    Pearl S. Buck's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Good Earth is about the life of a poor Chinese farmer. Through drought and flood, Wang Lung and his family, as do other peasant farmers, struggle to make ends meet.

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    Shirley Douglas
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "I remembered reading this book in high school, and I wanted to give it another go. I'm so glad I did! The writing is very informative and paints an excellent picture of what people in other cultures go through when trying to survive. There are a few different perspectives offered throughout the book which keeps things really refreshing. "
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    #9Middlesex

    Middlesex
    Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides follows the life of a hermaphrodite who grew up as Calliope but became Cal in his teens. This novel won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2003.
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    Daniel Fox
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Book was kind of depressing. I think Oprah tried too hard with her picks. There is nothing wrong with a lightweight and fun story."
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    #10Night

    Night
    Night is the first book in Elie Wiesel's historical trilogy about the Holocaust. Night shows the worst side of humanity during World War II, when familial relationships blurred because of hunger, pain, and fear inside concentration camps.
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Summary

Best What are the best Oprah's Book Club picks
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1She's Come UndoneBooks 19 Paid
2The Bluest EyeBooks 17 Paid
3The Pilot's Wife (Oprah's Book Club)Books 14 Paid
4House of Sand and FogBooks 13 Paid
5Great ExpectationsBooks 10 Paid
6The ReaderBooks 9 Paid
7Anna KareninaBooks 6 Free
8The Good EarthBooks 5 Paid
9MiddlesexBooks 3 Paid
10NightBooks 1 Paid
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