Parents' Guide to

Oprah's Book Club

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Oprah spin-off features books, authors, and mature themes.

Oprah's Book Club Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

This talk show offers viewers an opportunity to learn more about the books they are reading on Oprah Winfrey's book list from each author's point of view. It gives an opportunity for wider audiences to understand the author's writing process, including how they conceived the story, the research required, and the difficulties surrounding writing. As is her style, Winfrey carefully guides the conversation, and inserts her points of view without hesitation. There are some interesting moments (including a few spoilers), and there's no doubt that Oprah fans will be drawn to it. But Oprah's Book Club might also give aspiring writers some tools for reflecting on their own work.

TV Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate