Find out what Reese’s book club is reading this month and see every book chosen for Reese Witherspoon’s book club list.
In 2017, Reese Witherspoon announced the start of Reese’s Book Club through her media company Hello Sunshine. Soon the well-known actress had amassed a loyal following with her thought-provoking choices every month.
Impressed with the quality of Reese’s book club, I wanted to share the full Reese Witherspoon reading list.
You’ll find plenty of intriguing reads among Reese Witherspoon’s book club books. Mixing nonfiction with novels, Reese’s book club picks are extremely discussion-worthy.
If you are looking for a great book club recommendation, here is your complete guide to Reese Witherspoon’s book club list.
Reese’s Book Club: October 2020
To give her mother a life of financial security, Afi Tekple agrees to marry a man she has never met. Afi moves from her small village of Ho to Ghana’s capital city and is shocked by the difference between the two. Expected to be the perfect trophy wife to a wealthy businessman, Afi learns to balance the expectations of those around her and realizes that some rules are meant to be broken. Read more →
YA Pick: October 2020
The first book in a new young adult fantasy series, Fable is about a seventeen-year-old girl who spends her whole life at sea as part of her father’s trading empire. After her mother drowns in a storm, Fable is abandoned on an island of thieves by her father. Desperate to return to her rightful place among her father’s crew, Fable enlists the help of West, a young trader who isn’t who he seems.
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September 2020 Pick
Margot Lee has always struggled to understand her mother Mina, a Korean War orphan and undocumented immigrant. After Mina’s suspicious death, Margot begins to dig into the life of her single mother. Contrasting Mina’s first year in Los Angeles with Margot’s present-day discoveries, The Last Story of Mina Lee tells the dramatic mother-and-daughter story of immigrant life in America. Read more →
September 2020 YA Pick
At home in Argentina, Camila is the perfect daughter, hiding in the shadow of her brother’s soccer success and being careful around her short-tempered daughter. But on the soccer pitch, she is La Furia, a powerhouse of skill. When her team makes it into the South American tournament, Camila realizes she cannot play in the tournament without telling her family that she plays soccer.
August 2020 Pick
A collection of eight short stories about different Haitian women as they experience love and loss. From Miami and Port-au-Prince to an unnamed Caribbean country, Danticat’s stories tell of romance, divorce, birth, and death and highlight the power of humanity. Read More →
August 2020 YA Pick
In Reese’s Book Club’s first-ever YA pick, Witherspoon has chosen a poor Black teen in the Midwest desperate to win the prom. Liz Lightly has never worried too much about fitting in at her small prom-obsessed high school. When her financial aid request to her dream college falls through, she is willing to do whatever it takes to be crowned prom queen and win the scholarship that goes with it. Read More →
June & July 2020 Picks
Austin Channing Brown grew up as a Black Christian woman in middle-class white America, and her new memoir bears witness to racial injustice is woven into the very fabric of America. Brown points out how often we often fall short on our goal to promote diversity and details what we can do to learn to love blackness. Read More →
On a remote island, the perfect wedding turns deadly in this thrilling mystery. The high profile wedding between a television star and a magazine publisher is supposed to be the perfect event. Set off the coast of Ireland, all the stops have been pulled out. Yet once the guests arrive, past conflicts come into play and someone turns up dead. Was it the bride? The best man? The wedding planner? Foley keeps you guessing until the end, giving each suspect a firm motive to want to commit murder. Read more →
May 2020 Pick
Fleeing an abusive marriage, Lakshmi rebuilds a life for herself as the most coveted henna artist in all of Jaipur in the 1950s. A confidante to the wealthy women of the town, Lakshmi is known as a vault of secrets. When her husband suddenly reappears, Lakshmi’s carefully constructed world is thrown off-balance. Read More →
April 2020 Pick
After writing about recovering a marriage rocked by her husband’s infidelity in Love Warrior, Glennon Doyle has a new memoir/self-help book about her love story with US soccer star Abby Wambach. Doyle details how she found herself by realizing her true power comes from within and not from the expectations others put on her. Read More →
March 2020 Pick
When Charlotte Perkins wins a Mediterranean cruise, she convinces her grown children to come along hoping to reunite her estranged brood. Can these four adults find common ground among the sights of Europe, or will family drama and past secrets continue to drive them apart? Read More →
February 2020 Pick
Emmeline spends her entire childhood on a remote island with her father, who uses scents and senses to teach her about the world. Eventually, she is sent out into a world full of love, betrayal, and ambition. A unique story about the power of scent to trigger memories, The Scent Keeper is a tale full of imagination. Read More →
January 2020 PIck
Blogger Alix Chamberlain has built herself a brand empowering women. When she moves to Philadephia, she feels overwhelmed by her two young daughters and comes to rely on her babysitter, Emira Tucker. While watching Alix’s two-year-old, Emira is shocked one day to be stopped by a grocery store clerk, only because she is black. Reid certainly sparks a conversation about racism and privilege. Read More →
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Reese’s Book Club Books 2019
Conviction by Denise Mina
Mystery & Thriller
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
Fair Play by Eve Rodsky
The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda
Mystery & Thriller
Whisper Network by Chandler Baker
The Cactus by Sarah Haywood
From Scratch by Tembi Locke
The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo
Ren must find his master’s severed finger and return it, in the next 49 days, or his master’s soul will be doomed to wander the earth. All while a tiger stalks the town. Amazon | Goodreads | Read More
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
When Nikole’s actor boyfriend proposes at a Dodgers game, she says no, much to the anger of the local crowd. To her rescue comes Carlos, a handsome doctor who makes the perfect rebound. Amazon | Goodreads
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
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Reese’s Book Club Books 2018
One Day in December by Josie Silver – It’s love at first sight for Laurie when she sees a man at a bus stop one snowy day in December. Having missed their chance, Laurie searches for him for a year before finally meeting him – as her best friend’s new boyfriend. Amazon | Goodreads | Read More
This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel – The youngest of five brothers, five-year-old Claude wants to be a girl when he grows up. His family wants him to be whoever he wants to be, but aren’t ready to share Claude’s secret with the world. Amazon | Goodreads
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – For years, Kya Clark has survived alone in the marshes of the North Carolina coast. Dubbed “The Marsh Girl” by the locals, she was abandoned by her family and has been raised by nature itself. Amazon | Goodreads | Read More
Still Lives by Maria Hummel – When an avant-garde artist disappears during the opening of her big exhibit depicting violence against women, Maggie Richter, the editor of the museum, begins her own investigation. Amazon | Goodreads
Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton – After her grandmother dies, Marisol Ferrera travels to Cuba to discover her grandmother’s past growing up the daughter of a sugar baron in Havana. Amazon | Goodreads
Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman – On their honeymoon in Bora Bora, documentary filmmaker Erin and investment banker Mark discover something in the water that will change their paths forever. Amazon | Goodreads
You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld – A collection of three stories: a suburban mother wanting to take down her friends’ empire based on a lie, a lawyer who meets her childhood nemesis, and an Ivy League student who learns the truth about a classmate’s life. Amazon | Goodreads
Happiness by Heather Harpham – When wanderlust-seeking Heather becomes pregnant, homebody Brian decides he doesn’t want children. Alone in California, Heather must learn to be a single parent to an ill child, and whether to let Brian back in. Amazon | Goodreads
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal – When Nikki begins to teach a creative writing class at a local community center in London, she helps the Sikh women in the community tell their own short stories. Amazon | Goodreads
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo – From the moment Lucy and Gabe met as seniors at Columbia University, their meeting seemed fated. When he accepts a job in the Middle East and she stays in New York, they must decide how much of their story is fate and how much is choice. Amazon | Goodreads
Reese’s Book Club Books 2017
The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine – Coveting the life of elite socialite Daphne, Amber Patterson sets out on a mission to insinuate herself into the Parrish family, and take the life she knows should be hers. Amazon | Goodreads
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett – Half-memoir, half-novel, Ann Patchett leads you into the details of her own life, discussing what makes a happy marriage and lasting friendship. Amazon | Goodreads
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman – Three children with magical abilities are taught to control their magic and warned never to fall in love. As they age, they learn that these rules are impossible to keep. Amazon | Goodreads
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng – In the quiet suburbs of Cleveland, Elena Richardson is a stickler for rules and order. But when the free-spirited Mia Warren with her mysterious past rents a house from the Richardson’s, Elena’s whole world feels threatened. Amazon | Goodreads
The Lying Game by Ruth Ware – Four girls were expelled from their boarding school for compulsive lying that led to the disappearance of a teacher. Now a bone has been found and they are haunted by their past. Amazon | Goodreads
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn – In 1915, Eve Gardiner is overjoyed to join the Alice Network of the French Resistance during WWI, only to see it betrayed. Then, in 1947, Eve agrees to help Charlie St. Clair, an American socialite desperate to find her cousin, Rose, who disappeared during World War II. Amazon | Goodreads
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman – Socially awkward Eleanor Oliphant has the habit of saying exactly what she thinks. When Eleanor and her slovenly coworker help an elderly gentleman after a fall, the three become friends. Amazon | Goodreads | Read More
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