I seem to remember another woman telling me to read these books. Oh yeah it was my high school English teacher. From what I remember the stories are great, the characters amazing and the Cliffs Notes weren't that expensive.

Better set some time aside for Oprah Winfrey's latest book club pick.

The talk show host has selected a pair of Dickens classics, "A Tale of Two Cities" and "Great Expectations." The two novels are being issued in a single bound Penguin paperback edition, around 800 pages, with a list price of $20. The electronic version, also from Penguin, sells for $7.99.