If we had people over, or went on vacation poolside, people had that book wrinkled and curled up. This summer, Fallon decided to expand his book club of two to include his late-night audience. The results exceeded his expectations with , votes. He also enthusiastically tracked how the books performed on Amazon after a mention on his show. The company confirms he had an impact. Reese Witherspoon has made such a success of her monthly literary picks that publishers are now putting Reese stickers on her selections.
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After Oprah, celebs launch book clubs of their own
Popular bestselling author Nora Roberts is back with a novel about the power of family, both to harm and to heal. This love story from bestselling author Katherine Center is about finding joy even in the darkest of circumstances. What more could a bookworm want?
Oprah Gail Winfrey born Orpah Gail Winfrey ,  January 29, is an American media executive , actress , talk show host , television producer and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show , which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from to in Chicago. Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in inner-city Milwaukee. She has stated that she was molested during her childhood and early teens and became pregnant at 14; her son was born prematurely and died in infancy.