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Last week, Oprah Winfrey resurrected her widely popular book club by launching a new interactive online version, dubbed Book Club 2.0, geared toward to those who read books on their Kindle and other e-reader devices, as the well traditional paper version. Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 includes an exclusive reading guide and Oprah’s personal notes about the book.

The first selection for Book Club 2.0 is Cheryl Strayed’s Wild–a memoir about her eleven-hundred-mile solo hike down the Pacific Crest Trail, from the Mojave Desert through the California and Oregon to Washington State. The special digital version of the book can be read on any popular e-reader including the Kindle, the Nook, and the iPad, as well at the traditional paper version.

Readers of the digital version of the book will be able to share their highlights, notes, and questions through special interactive features of their device set up specifically for this book selection. For those reading the paper version of the book, a list of online questions have been posted.

Readers can also share their comments and questions via Twitter (using the hashtag #oprahsbookclub) and Facebook, as well as receiving weekly email updates by subscribing to the Oprah Book Club 2.0. Supplemental articles, such 7 Things That Didn’t Make It Into Wild, will also be part of the book club discussion.


Oprah’s first book club selection will end with an interview with the author on July 22, on OWN’s Super Soul Sunday, a program on the Oprah Winfrey Network, and on Oprah Radio. Visit Oprah’s site for more details.


  1. Jenna Levine
    June 6, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Unfortunately I cannot see past that horribly 'shopped photo of Oprah. Somehow it prevents me from taking this article seriously :|

  2. Josh VanMeter
    June 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    I think that this would be something great that MUO readers can pass on to their less tech-savvy friends.

    • Bakari Chavanu
      June 5, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      I like the idea of a digital book club (sharing notes and highlights), but I'm not as keen on Oprah's book selections. Of course there's lots of readers out there who beg to differ.

  3. Cat McGowan
    June 5, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Seriously? You're joking, right? I believe intelligent people read MakeUseOf and intelligent people do not read, watch, or listen to Oprah Winfrey.

    • Bakari Chavanu
      June 5, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      Well, thanks for the compliment, Cat. But you know, this is Oprah we're talking about.

      • Ariebitski
        June 5, 2012 at 4:20 pm

        so even obamas dumb wife has banned oprah from her husband so who cares about her anymore, i read Make UseOf everyday every article but would never watch or read anything oprah said or had anything to do with including the dumb a-- president.She has lost a lot since she stood beside obama and all his failures now she is nothing.

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