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Whatever shall I read?

With Oprah signing off from her daytime show today, I feel a little like Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind. "Where shall I go? What shall I do?" But instead, I'll say "What shall I read?" I never really could afford to buy any of "Oprah's favorite things." Jeans for $400? A $200 towel? I don't think so. But I did read a lot of the Oprah book selections. She (or her staff) really seemed to like the same kind of books. I just looked at The Complete List of Oprah's Book Selections, and found I did read quite a few of them in the early years..before she switched to classics by Tolstoy and Faulkner. I managed to avoid having to read them in school, I wasn't about to start now. I thought it was great that writers with Wisconsin connections got to be Oprah picks (Jane Hamilton, Jackie Mitchard, David Wroblewski). But the books I loved the most were the ones that were about people who were a little twisted. My favorites were the two by Wally Lamb--I Know This Much Is True, and She's Come Undone, but I also really liked The Poisonwood Bible, White Oleander, Where the Heart Is, Back Roads, and Gap Creek.   So now I have one thing to ask you. Read any good books lately?

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