Saturday, November 12, 2011

Book List

I currently am listening to East of Eden by John Steinbeck a am waiting for Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.

I want to make it all the way through Oprah's book list:
The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard ~ I saw this movie looking forward to the book.

The Best Way to Play by Bill Cosby
The Treasure Hunt by Bill Cosby
The Meanest Thing to Say by Bill Cosby
A Virtuous Woman by Kaye Gibbons
Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
Songs in Ordinary Time by Mary McGarry Morris
The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou
The Rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds
Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb

Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts ~ Once again I saw the movie cannot wait for the book.
Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage
I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen
Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman
Paradise by Toni Morrison

A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton
Vinegar Hill by A. Manette Ansay
River, Cross My Heart by Breena Clarke
Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
Mother of Pearl by Melinda Haynes
White Oleander by Janet Fitch ~ I wonder how many of these movies were made due to Oprah.
The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
Jewel by Bret Lott

House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz
Open House by Elizabeth Berg
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
While I Was Gone by Sue Miller
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Back Roads by Tawni O'Dell
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
Gap Creek by Robert Morgan

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
Cane River by Lalita Tademy
Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail by Malika Oufkir
Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio
We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
Sula by Toni Morrison
Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton

East of Eden by John Steinbeck ~ This is what I am listening to right now and I like it so far.

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey ~ book of such controversy but I know it is not true already.
Light in August by William Faulkner
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Night by Elie Wiesel

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

Read more about Oprah's books here.
I just finished the hotel at the corner of bitter and sweet which I recommend. Maybe I will do a book review soon. 


  1. What an awesome book list! I just read Water For Elephants and I looooved it!
    Thank you for popping by place!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  2. That one I still have a request on at the library, I have wanted to read it for a long time. I won't watch the movie until the book has been read because there are always parts they leave out and then you understand it better.