Oprah will finally be choosing her new Book Club book. What do you think she should she pick?

oprahImage Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty ImagesAlmost a full year after her last pick, and just in time to decidedly not choose the new Jonathan Franzen, Oprah Winfrey will soon be announcing the next inductee into that all-powerful pantheon of literature: Oprah’s Book Club. Now, there are two possible routes: She could pick a new work, like she did with, say, A Million Little Pieces, or she could go for the reconstituted classic like she did with Love in the Time of Cholera or East of Eden. Personally, I hope she does the former, if only to avoid the slightly saddening prospect of a sticker that reads “Crime and Punishment: As Seen on Oprah!”

According to the AP, the Queen of All Media—including books—will announce her latest Book Club pick live on-air on September 17, exactly 14 years after she announced her first choice, The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard. Since this is going to be the final season of The Oprah Winfrey Show, it’s unclear how much longer the club will continue, and this may even end up the last pick ever. What do you think Shelf-Lifers? Any ideas as to what you think Oprah might choose? Any books you hope she does?

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  • Shirley

    God forbid she chose ‘The Help’. I didn’t like it at all. Maybe she could choose a childrens’ book…by an author like Beverly Cleary, who is 94 years old and still going strong. Her books are truly wonderful.

  • Chichi

    Wilkerson’s “The Warmth Of Other Suns.” It deserves to be read on a massive scale, a truly heartbreaking and masterfully written work of non-fiction.

    • Michael

      A very strong possibility. Especially when you consider that Ms. Wilkerson has roots in Chicago.

  • singy

    Hopefully if it is all made up, it is presented as fiction.

  • Tom Hunter

    How about The Overton Window??

    • jk

      Isn’t that written by Glen Beck? If so, I guarantee she wouldn’t choose it. She’s got her nose so far up Obama’s rear it ain’t funny. That being said, it’s a great choice.

    • jk

      Isn’t that the book by Glen Beck? If so, I guarantee she would never choose it. She’s got her nose so far up Obama’s rear it isn’t even funny. That being said, it’s a good choice.

  • Sweet

    I hope she picks Bloodroot. Great story about Appalachians.

    • Monica

      That would be a great pick. I loved it.

    • susann

      I agree Bloodroot is one of the best books I have read in a long time.I have a couple of books I would like to see her pick.Herb’n’Lorna by Eric Kraft.
      This book is so great.Also a great pick Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach.Please Oprah look outside the box for this book even if you already have chosen. There is still time to change your mind to make a really great choice.

  • Blair

    “The Bro Code” by Barney Stinson.

    What up.

    • joblo

      We have a winner!!

  • Sally

    I would love if she went in the opposite direction – pick something fun.

    • Julia

      I would LOVE something fun but I don’t think that’s going to happen. The buzz about her final season is all about having something to “say”. I read somewhere that celebrities aren’t going to be welcomed this season if they’re just going to plug some project. They’ll need to have some deeper meaning to grace her show. Too bad. I love her fun, lighter shows.

  • mario

    Oprah is nothing but, a totalitarian condescending corporate hog upon the book and print industry. There, I said it.

  • Patti

    This is where I leave you – by Jonathon Tropper. Great book for anyone who has a family – oh that is everyone.

    • amy

      I loved that! I was laughing so hard at one point I dropped the book.

    • Michael

      Great book, but definitely not up Oprah’s alley.

  • jim

    Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. The best historical fiction in years.

    • MCS

      Personally, I think Wolf Hall was rubbish. It’s one of the few books that sits on my bookshelf unfinished. But each to their own. I work in a book shop and it’s incredibly popular so it would be a good choice for Oprah. Just wish I could have enjoyed it like everyone else

      • sock monkey

        ditto. ditto… and ditto

  • Elyse

    Hunger Games. YA novel yes, but adults are loving it! Lets get some darker, meaningful stuff in there Oprah!

    • Cannon

      With all these silly wbseteis, such a great page keeps my internet hope alive.

  • EF

    It would be nice if she picks Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War. But, I’m not sure she’s even heard of it much less read it.

  • nomadreader

    I’m hoping for Room by Emma Donoghue. It’s such an amazing novel!

    • Softy1

      I’m hoping for Room as well.Her review of Room was very positive in September’s O magazine, and it’s shortlisted for the Booker Prize as well. I can’t wait to read it and get my autographed copy when it comes out here in North America in two weeks!

  • Maria

    The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo

  • TokyoTim

    The choice is obvious: “Freedom,” Jonathan Franzen.

    • amy

      it definitely won’t be that-he refused to let The Corrections be a pick when she wanted it

      • meme

        He did??? KUDOS to him.

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