"Read Like Oprah Winfrey"

Written By: Isa Gonzalez Montilla


Books are Oprah Winfrey’s holy grail. She says that they inspire, challenge, and sustain her as a person. As the host of “Oprah’s Book Club”, she is an immense lover of literature who experiences a unique connection with most of the novels that cross her eyes. Yet, there is only a handful that she has mentioned to have changed her life in one aspect or another. 

After going through some of the show’s recommended novels, and reading up on personally written articles by Oprah, here are 10 books that have influenced her life the most.


Oprah Winfrey reading The Water Dance



  1.  Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents By: Isabel Wilkerson 
  1.  Out on a Limb By: Shirley MacLaine
  1.  The Miracle of Mindfulness By: Thich Nhat Hanh
  1.  The Water Dancer By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  1.  I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings  By: Maya Angelou
  1.  The Color Purple By: Alice Walker’s
  1.  Beloved By: Toni Morrison
  1.  The Women of Brewster Place By: Gloria Naylor
  1.  Olive, Again By: Elizabeth Strout
  1.  An American Marriage  By: Tayari Jones


Oprah Holding the Book, "Becoming" By Michelle Obama

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