One of the most respected people when it comes to recommending books is Oprah Winfrey. Her book club selections automatically become best sellers. And today, we will be looking at Oprah’s 7 classics that everyone should read!
There are a lot of classics out there to read. But choosing which ones to read can be a challenge in itself. Oprah’s selection has some under the radar classics that everyone should read.
Even if some of the classics may not be your favorite, the best way to find out is to give these books a try. You may find a book that changes your life. You can see the full list below!
Oprah’s 7 Classics That Everyone Should Read
- The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
- Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
- Passing by Nella Larsen
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
- Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
- David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
The first thing that stands out from this list is that many of these classics aren’t your usual classics. Many lists won’t have these books or even if they do, it will be down the list.
My favorite on this list is The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Based on her own experiences, Cisneros tells the story of a 12-year-old Chicana girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago. The novel tackles issues such as growing up a woman in a poor community. Social class, race, identity, and growing up Mexican American in Chicago.
Another classic that many people may recognize on the list is David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. The novel follows the story of David Copperfield from infancy to adulthood. It is considered an autobiography as much of the novel is based on Dicken’s own life. Dickens himself called the novel “the triumph of the art of Dickens.”
These are Oprah’s 7 classics that everyone should read. Many of these novels are not mentioned often, making them lesser known. But they are still classics and worth reading. What did you think of Oprah’s selections? Let us know in the comments below!