Our ‘Favorite Thing’ About Oprah: Her Love of Books!

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On Sunday night at the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. Her speech not only brought the entire room to their feet, but it was also one of solidarity, giving validation and hope to those who’ve tried to speak and were shut down.

While most of the press is talking about a potential Oprah 2020 presidential campaign, here at BookTrib we are talking about the woman and her love of literature! The Original Oprah’s Book Club launched in 1996, and ran for 15 years, ending in 2011— right before the final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show and the launch of Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, the digital version, which provides access to her book club for even more people, all over the world.
Each year, Oprah comes out with a list of her ‘favorite things,’ and this year, we’ve got our own list: BookTrib’s Favorite Thing About Oprah! So what exactly is our favorite thing about Oprah Winfrey? Her love of books! We love that Oprah wants every child and adult to have a life full of wonder and learning through literature.  Her commitment to literacy programs in addition to her book clubs and the recommended reads she’s given over the years have helped keep books alive in ways no other media mogul has. Not only Oprah a lifelong reader, she’s also an accomplished author. Here, we have married Oprah’s love of books with our favorite thing about Oprah to bring you this list of 12 books by or about Oprah.

The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations

Words That Matter: A Little Book of Life Lessons

What I Know For Sure 

Food, Health and Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life

Own It: Oprah Winfrey In Her Own Words

O’s Little Guide to Starting Over

O’s Little Book of Calm & Comfort

O’s Little Book of Happiness

O’s Little Book of Love & Friendship

Oprah: 40 Inspirational Life Lessons and Powerful Wisdom from Oprah Winfrey

Oprah: The Little Speaker


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Aisha K. Staggers has been writing since middle school. She had her first major publication in her local newspaper's entertainment section while a sophomore in high school, a publication in another state paper followed. Aisha has been contributing to various paper, magazines and textbooks for over 15 years. In addition to her time as an instructor of social sciences in higher education, Aisha has served as a director of education and policy research centers, and on the staff of legislative commissions. Aisha previously served on the Executive Board of the CT Young Democrats Women's Caucus and has remained active in politics and public policy. She is an alumni of Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT and Fisk University in Nashville, TN where she earned Bachelor's and Master's Degrees, respectively, and completed the South Carolina Education Policy Fellowship Program in 2008. Currently, Aisha is Senior Editor for BookTrib, a division of the literary public relations firm, Meryl Moss Media. In addition to her own work, Aisha will be writing the liner notes for an upcoming Prince tribute album and contributing a chapter to a 2018 scholarly work on Prince and the Minneapolis Sound.

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