**Reese Witherspoon Book Club List Updated on 9/29/23**
Love them or hate them, celebrity book clubs are all the rage. While Oprah may be the OG, Reese is the reigning Queen. If a book makes it onto the Reese Witherspoon Book Club list, it can expect to immediately make it onto the NY Times Best Sellers list too. A pick like that makes the author into a household name.
Yet at a book a month, and now with YA books added in as well, it can be hard for the average reader to keep up! So where to begin? Which books on Reese Witherspoon’s book club list really rise to the top? That’s where we come in.
We are attempting to rank each book from favorite to least favorite to help you choose where to start. Like most readers, we haven’t read every book on the list yet, so check back often for updates on the rankings. And be sure to tell us which books we haven’t yet read that we really should pick up next.
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What is Reese Witherspoon’s Latest Book Club Pick?
The October 2023 Reese Witherspoon book club pick is Starling House by Alix E. Harlow.
The October 2023 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
October 2023 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
I read this book from the New York Times best-selling author of Ten Thousand Doors of January and I absolutely loved every minute of it. Opal is a high school dropout who would do anything for her brother Jasper. She is determined to get him out of Eden Kentucky- the small town that is plagued with bad luck.
When Opal finds a job working at Starling House, the home of E. Starling, the author of The Underland who disappeared more than one hundred years ago, it seems too good to be true. The house is steeped in rumors of hauntings and strange things happening. And many of these rumors surround the house’s mysterious owner Arthur Starling.
This is an adult fantasy book that has a little bit of everything. It is part haunted house book, part fairy tale, part love story, and entirely a fast-paced, page-turning delight.
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August 2022 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
This time travel mystery is one of the smartest and most captivating books I have ever read. It is an easy pick for the best mysteries of all time as well as a favorite books of the year.
Jen is waiting for the 18-year-old son, Todd to return home the night before Halloween when she watches him come from the darkness and murder a total stranger by stabbing him. She does not know why her son would do this but her life is torn to pieces.
When she wakes up the next morning, she is shocked to discover that she has gone back to a day before the murder. Can she stop it from happening? First, she needs to find out why.
Now, each time Jen wakes up, she has gone further back in the past- days, weeks, and years before the murder ever happened. I absolutely loved this pick from the Reese Witherspoon book club.
March 2023 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
This is a remarkable story of two sisters who live in France. As historical fiction goes, this one set the standard for me. It is one of my all-time favorite books. It details how they survive the Second World War under Nazi Occupation. The sisters are separated by time and have completely different experiences in the war.
This book is one of the books that should be read in a lifetime. It is a total tear-jerker and one of those books about WWII and books set in France that are basically essential reading! If you are looking for the best book club books, this is one of them.
May 2019 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
I knew what this book was about before reading it and I was still not prepared for the heartbreak and beauty within the pages. This memoir is truly a love letter to Tembi’s husband who died from cancer. This is an incredibly sad book that had me in tears.
The descriptions of the food, the people, and the love she had for her husband are unlike anything that I have read before. This is a five-star book about grief if you can read through heartache. It’s one of the Netflix book adaptations I’m planning on watching.
February 2022 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
I adored this mystery set during the 11 days of Agatha Christie’s disappearance. It’s told from the perspective of Christie’s husband’s mistress and it is utterly absorbing.
There are layers of mystery throughout, with a side of love story. I never felt I would be able to sympathize with a mistress but I was cheering for her by the end. If you love mystery books, this is a must-read.
May 2021 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
I raved about this book when I read it earlier this month! Well-chosen, Reese! The story of a stepmother and her daughter as they try to find the girl’s father after his abrupt departure. This is a powerful book about motherhood.
This mystery has so much heart as you see Hannah bond with and try to protect her new stepdaughter, Bailey. I did not see the ending of this book coming, but absolutely adored it. This is one of the mystery books that will keep you turning the page.
October 2018 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
Wow! There are so many things that I loved about this contemporary fiction book. Rosie and Penn have five boys. The youngest, Claude wants to be a girl when he grows up. As this family navigates life with secrets, there is never a good time to explain that your youngest daughter was born a male.
These loving and supportive parents try to navigate a world in which not everybody is open-minded. This family drama book is poignant and all too realistic. It captures the innocence of youth and the struggles of an entire family. This is one of the best book club books on this list and a powerful book about motherhood. It is one of the feel-good novels you won’t want to put down.
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March 2019 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
This best book of 2019 pick needs to be listened to, not read. Seriously, I think this might be one of the best audiobooks of all time.
I expect it to sweep the Audies this year for sure because full cast audiobooks can really take the story to the next level. The book is laid out in chronological order about the making of a band in the 70s, but the story is told in interview style from a dozen sources.
The audio version has a different narrator for each character and the performances the actors give are stupendous. I was overcome with emotion numerous times while I was listening.
This celebrity fiction story about the rise and fall of one of the hottest bands was so utterly fabulous – it’s pure sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll in all the best ways. This is one of the novels about music that isn’t for the faint of heart and is a feel-good book you will not want to miss.
For more, check out our Ultimate List of Best Historical Fiction Books
I will admit when I saw the description of this coming-of-age book, I was not sold. A trusted individual, who has never steered me wrong in the past, gave me an advanced copy so, I took the leap. And wow, am I glad I did. I read this book and then recommended it to everyone I knew. It is one of the best mystery novels I have ever read.
This 70s book has that spark, that special something, that makes it extra. The book begins when a body is found in a North Carolina marsh and is identified as Chase Andrews. The story moves between the past and the present to tell the story of Kya Clark, The Marsh Girl, who is a suspect in the murder.
We have an entire post dedicated to this book and how to host a book club around it which makes it a perfect book for book clubs! If you love this book, check out our list of 13 books like Where the Crawdads Sing.
January 2020 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
Such a Fun Age is a remarkable debut contemporary fiction from Philadelphia native Kiley Reid. This novel made me think and question the role our environment plays in who we are and who we become. I love how the author addresses racism without drilling it in.
Rather, she shows what it looks like from the overt to the subtle. The book focuses on the relationship between an African -American woman who is a nanny and her employer who is a white woman.
This influencer book about friendship is different than the other books on this list because the friendship is so one-sided. There is so much to discuss which makes it a perfect book for book clubs.
Looking for more? Check out our How to Host a “Such a Fun Age” Book Club
July 2017 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
This historical fiction takes place during the First World War and after the Second World War as the story of two women come together. One is a female ex-spy another is a pregnant single woman, and they are joined by a shady ex-con as they embark on a quest.
This was such a good book to listen to and although the subject matter was serious, there were moments when I was laughing out loud. There was just the right amount of humor to make this a very readable book and a perfect book for book clubs to discuss.
And you can check out our list of Best Books for Book Clubs with 52 amazing picks.
June 2020 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
Real talk. I’ve just read THE thriller
The murder sets the scene and then we get the story in flashbacks without knowing who is murdered until the end. I’ve become very picky about thrillers recently and this one is hands down my favorite of the year so far. It also made our Best of 2020 list! If locked room mysteries are your thing, this is perfect for you as well.
Can you guess who is the killer in this pick from our list of the best British mystery books?
February 2018 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
A warm and yet sad story about an intense love that ends. The story goes from good to excellent when we see how the former lovers support each other over the years in their future relationships and how their own relationship evolves.
Be prepared with a box of tissues when you read this one. I was bawling like a baby by the end.
Fall 2021 YA Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
I have not read many books where the central characters are American
While this is characterized as
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May 2023 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
Upon her death, White silver screen star, Kitty Karr, leaves her entire estate to three young Black women. It results in a lot of questions, which Elise St. John, one of the recipients intends to find the answers to.
As Elise digs into Kitty’s past, she uncovers truths that could unravel Kitty’s legacy, Elise’s career, and the entire Sr. John family.
I loved this story about Kitty’s past. It starts with how she had to leave her family behind to pass as white, covers her career, and explores the choices she made to keep her secret. It was both thought-provoking and entertaining, making it a perfect pick for ultimate beach reads and also for book clubs.
April 2023 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
Sally Milz is a sketch writer for a late-night comedy show. She begins to write a sketch called the Danny Horst Rule, which makes fun of average-looking men dating gorgeous women, but the reverse almost never happens.
When a pop music icon signs on as the musical guest and host for the show for the week, sparks begin to fly, but Sally doesn’t know if it is just in her head. After all, he is a gorgeous star!
We love Curtis Sittenfeld and could not wait to read this book. This is a slow-burn romance that I absolutely loved. Part of the book takes place over email correspondence during the COVID lockdown and I could not get enough. This is definitely one of my favorite summer reads for 2023.
January 2023 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
As books with unreliable narrators go, this is the best I have ever read. Maya was days away from moving away to college when he best friend Aubrey mysteriously dropped dead in front of her. She blamed Frank, an older guy who she had been hanging out with that summer although there was nothing to prove that he had done a thing to harm Aubrey.
Now, years later, Maya is trying to overcome an addiction to the drug prescribed to help her overcome the loss of Aubrey. When she sees a video of a woman who drops dead in a cafe and Frank is sitting with her, she sets off in a spiral again and needs to prove that Frank is responsible. I love this book with a totally likable and yet, completely unreliable narrator. This is one of the best thrillers of 2023 pick for sure.
If you have not read this pick from ultimate beach reads 2023, run, don’t walk, to get it! It needs to be top of the list of your books for fall.
March 2022 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
This contemporary fiction book was a WILD ride and I loved every exhilarating twist and turn! The Home Club is clearly based on members-only celebrity clubs like SoHo House but the newest Home Club is opening on a private island and features an opening weekend to die for.
Literally, because it’s a murder mystery. Except we the readers don’t know who is murdered, how, or why at the beginning…but instead we are treated to various narrators telling the points of view of the weekend as it unfolds.
The layered approach to telling the story of the celebrity shenanigans and the murder of a key figure in the Home Group family had me flipping through the pages of this isolation novel. A truly enjoyable beach read!
April 2022 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
True Biz is an eye-opening look at the life of deaf high schoolers in boarding school. The ins and outs of deaf society are fascinating and made me realize I knew so little about the deaf community.
I learned about the ASL vs hearing aids debate. I learned about the politics and drama that go into running a deaf school. I learned that there is a black version of ASL and it’s possible to be racist when signing. t
And of course, I fell for the romantic entanglements and blooming friendships between the students.
This is definitely one of the best coming-of-age books set in high school I have read and this is the perfect book for your next book club!
November 2021 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
I was so excited to read Reese Witherspoon’s latest book pick because it sounded so different – a fig tree as a narrator? I wasn’t sure it would work, but Elif Shafak pulled it off with aplomb.
After the recent death of her mother, Ada’s aunt shows up for the winter holiday and Ada begins to learn the story of how her parents fell in love in Cyprus in this book set in the 70s. Since one was a Turk and one a Greek, their love had a forbidden element that reminded me of Romeo and Juliet….and the Fig tree, now growing in Ada’s backyard, witnessed it all.
What a fun quick book by Emiko Jean. I feel like this book was one part Princess Diaries and one part Crazy Rich Asians.
Izumi Tanaka does not feel like she fits in as a Japanese American in her mostly white California town. When she finds out that her unknown father is actually the crown prince of Japan, she is determined to meet him.
This book about royalty was an entertaining and light summer read that will satisfy your desire to escape into a royal getaway.
This is an adorable YA romance that had my tea-loving heart at the title but, the story was sweet and had me turning the pages. But fair warning, you will be hungry while reading this book about tea.
Lila is leaving Miami to spend the summer in England with her mom’s best friend as a way to help Lila’s mental health. With the unexpected break-up with her boyfriend, her best friend leaving after graduation and the death of her beloved Abuela, Lila’s life is not where she thought it would be.
Slowly, with new friends and a new city, Lila starts to see a different side of life, and maybe change is ok. This is a sweet pick from our list of bakery romance novels.
I’m not the resident YA fantasy girl, but HOLY YES BATMAN. This story of a bad-ass female pirate was incredible. Normally, I only like fantasies if they have a strong romantic element. But in Fable, I found myself drawn in by our namesake character and the vivid world description.
Well done, Reese with this sailing novel
Sloane, Ardie, Grace, and Rosalita have worked at Truviv, Inc. for years. The sudden death of Truviv’s CEO means their boss, Ames, will likely take over the entire company. Each of the women has a different relationship with Ames, who has always been surrounded by whispers about how he treats women. Those whispers have been ignored, swept under the rug, and hidden away by those in charge.
But the world has changed, and women are watching this promotion differently. This time, when they find out Ames is making an inappropriate move on a colleague, they aren’t willing to let it go. This time, they’ve decided enough is enough.
This contemporary fiction pick is perfect for our list of books similar to Lessons in Chemistry and is also on our list of best books for book clubs.
July 2018 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
I picked up Next Year in Havana after Reese Witherspoon recommended it in July – I wasn’t disappointed! This historical fiction tale about a young Cuban American woman who visits Cuba for the first time to spread her grandmother’s ashes is one of my favorite books of the year. What Marisol thought would be a simple quest turns her world upside down as she uncovers secrets from her grandmother’s past. Cuba becomes a character in this novel and it’s truly spectacular.
Looking for a laugh-out-loud contemporary fiction book? This novel about an Indian woman trying to marry her modern English identity with her parents’ conservative Indian values.
She takes up teaching a writing course for widows in her community and she learns so much about herself and them in the process. Between each chapter are hysterical and sometimes raunchy tales written by the widows in her class. I dare you not to smile while reading this story.
November 2019 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
I’m not usually a Jojo Moyes reader, but this story about a mobile library was one that caught my eye. I’m so glad I ended up reading it because it was wonderful!
I had no idea that women used to travel by horseback to deliver books in the Appalachian mountains. These librarians were utterly badass as they thumbed their noses at societal norms for the betterment of their community.
Each woman’s story was woven together in a tapestry of love, friendship, and sisterhood. I couldn’t put down this book about books!
December 2018 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
This is another holiday book I absolutely adored. This second chance love story takes place over 10 years and you’ll be rooting for this couple the entire time.
The perfect winter romance – this one is a bit steamy – that will have you smiling from ear to ear. I listened to this one from my local library, but it would be just as good in print.
June 2018 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
Another former Reese Book Club pick, this thriller was a slow build with an explosive finish. When two newlyweds find something in the water on their honeymoon, the story picks up the pace and I couldn’t put it down.
I really loved how the heroine changes over the course of the book. It felt very realistic based on the circumstances.
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February 2023 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
Sadeqa Johnson is back with a stunning historical fiction novel set in Philadelphia and D.C. during the 1950s. Ruby and Eleanor both fall in love with boys from outside their respective classes, but they have wildly different relationship outcomes.
Their relationships collide in an unexpected way at the end of the book, but before that, it felt like 2 stories in one. I liked the look at classicism and racial relationships in the 1950s. It was informative and entertaining, but I wish it didn’t feel like reading 2 books at once.
May 2022 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
I have to say that I never had any idea how the dictionary was made and how “abridged” my version actually is (think 20 volumes and 4ft of shelf space).
This historical fiction was brilliantly researched and detailed. The heart of this book is the importance of words and women finding their power in small ways in a male-centered world.
At times I thought the book moved a little slowly but it is well-written and enjoyable.
This gothic YA historical fiction is centered around Hazel, a 16-year-old woman who lives in Edinburgh Scotland with her mother and younger brother. She has always had an obsession with anatomy and wants to be a surgeon despite the fact that no women are allowed to study to become doctors.
In order to study and pass her exam, she must have dead bodies to look at. Enter Jack, who earns extra money by taking bodies from their graves at night.
This was such a quick read with amazing details to keep the story moving. There were some surprise details that really added to the story. The ending, however, felt very rushed to me- especially when compared to the rest of the book. This is such an original thriller horror book.
This debut novel is billed as an Ethiopian-inspired fantasy retelling of Jane Eyre but I think the Jane Eyre part is the least exciting part of this fantastical tale. (Which is saying something!)
I’ve never read any YA Fantasy book like this one. The world-building is so unique. Andromeda is an exorcist who cleanses households of the evil eye. Magnus Rochester is desperate to have the evil eye removed from his household but no other exorcist will take the job.
The chemistry between these two is intense and instant, the scenes of terror throughout the book are ideal for the haunting season, and the subtle Jane Eyre references bring the whole thing up a notice. This YA fantasy is one of the best novels about Africa.
September 2021 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
This family drama covers a year in the life of the Alvarado family, consisting of Oscar, Keila, and their grown daughters.
So much happens in this book including, infidelity, divorce, fertility issues, kleptomania, a brain tumor, hidden secrets, job losses, and climate change issues. It’s like a full-on telenovela.
The best part for me was the Jewish-Mexican representation. I honestly think this might have been the first Jewish Mexican-American family I have ever read about and I loved it.
June 2021 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
The latest Reese’s Book Club pick was quite a unique read. It was billed as a romance but that doesn’t do this novel justice.
Yes there are some steamy scenes, but it also deals with childhood trauma, drug addiction, racial issues, and single motherhood.
It was much heavier than I expected and had I been more in the mood for such a book, I think I would have rated it higher.
When Abby signs up for a DNA service, she does it to support her best friend and secret crush, Leo. She doesn’t expect to find an older sister she never knew she had. To find uncover the entire story and get to know her green juice-loving, Instagram queen sister, Abby heads off to camp where her sister works.
It also happens to be the same camp where Leo works as a staff chef. This Reese book club YA winter pick is a perfect YA romance with a little more depth and emotion. It’s one of our favorite books about sisters!
February 2019 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
I read this book on one plane flight. It was light, funny, and completely predictable. When Nikole’s “boyfriend” proposes to her at a baseball game and cannot even spell her name correctly, it is a recipe for disaster.
Luckily, Carlos and his sister are at the game to help Nik escape the onslaught of paparazzi waiting. You can guess the rest. This is a great light read and the perfect pick from a list of romance books to read in the summer.
November 2018 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
I wasn’t sure I was ready to listen to yet another thriller this year, but when my audiobook came up on hold from the library, I had to give it a try. What a doozy! I totally get the hype around this one and I think it would make a great movie. This one really turns the thriller category on its head with a girlfriend vs future-mother-in-law rift.
June 2019 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
A pick for Reese’s Sunshine Bookclub, I enjoyed this story about Susan Green’s unlikely quest for love. When her mother dies and leaves her home to Susan’s brother, Susan decides to hire a lawyer and get what she thinks is owed to her.
Susan also finds out that she is pregnant and she starts to lose control of her meticulously controlled life. Meet Rob, her brother’s best friend,
I love Alice Hoffman and I have read every book in this series. This one did not disappoint. I love that this book takes place one generation before Practical Magic.
We get to see Jet and Granny as kids growing up trying to escape the family curse- never fall in love. This Reese Pick was a sure-fire win from the beginning. I read the Practical Magic books in order and I loved this second book.
I wasn’t sure how I felt about this contemporary fiction book initially. Eleanor bugged me in a way that I could not identify. She is not supposed to be likable initially which is why I persevered and I ended up loving the book and Eleanor.
As we get to know Eleanor and understand her profound loneliness, it made me think about what initial judgments I make in other areas. Eleanor is able to find herself and understand herself in this wonderful, feel-good book. If you are looking for books similar to lessons in chemistry, this book is a 5-star pick.
Eleanor has difficulty with social skills and is used to being alone until one day, she saves an elderly man who has fallen with the help of Raymond from her work. The three develop a friendship that is able to help heal Eleanor.
August 2019 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
I liked the way the story was told in a dual timeline, I liked the many red herrings thrown in, and I was committed to making sure the main character came out unharmed. As with any thriller, the trick to success is not being able to predict the twists.
I was, unfortunately, able to come up with most of the plot points before the main character. The very, very ending took me a bit by surprise in how the climax played out, but overall, I saw the premise coming from a mile away. That doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy the book, I just never got to the point of heightened anxiety that I expect in an unpredictable thriller.
February 2020 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
I usually love her picks and this was no exception. I’ve seen many mixed reviews on this one, but for me, it was a reflective read about what is means to be loved, and the memories that scents hold. And with a touch of magic, this book hit the mark.
The premise of a little girl, Emmeline, growing up on an isolated island learning about scents had me picking up the book, but the hard-life lessons she learned along the way kept me flipping the pages.
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August 2021 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
A thriller that had me on the edge of my seat! Two best friends, Emily and Kristen, commit an accidental murder on vacation in Cambodia when they try to stop Emily from being sexually assaulted.
But the following year in Chile, it happens again. As Emily begins to suspect something is off with her best friend, she starts trying to distance herself from Kristen. But Kristen wants to keep Emily close.
With a narrator that is unreliable, because she can’t seem to trust her own instincts or memory, the twists and turns keep coming with this thriller. If vacation books are your thing, this thriller from books like People We Meet on Vacation is such a great pick. And, it is a perfect for books with unreliable narrators.
Oh boy, was this a creepy haunted house book! I wish I had chosen to read it during the wintertime instead of the summer because seeing snow while reading it would have made it that much creepier.
With dead bodies piling up, and a blizzard keeping the guests of the fancy sanatorium-turned-hotel stuck inside, will Elin be able to solve the mystery before she becomes a victim herself? This is such a great blizzard book for mystery book lovers and is perfect for anyone who loves locked room mysteries or isolation novels.
March 2021 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
This story of an immigrant family split apart by US policy and ICE had such potential, but I had trouble keeping the timeline and the characters all straight in my head.
It’s told from the mother, father, and one daughter’s point of view. The struggles of a husband and wife separated for almost a decade were heartbreaking, but the way it was laid out had me confused and frustrated.
October 2020 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
I generally love Reese’s book club picks. This particular one was billed as a Ghanan version of Crazy Rich Asians, a book I adored. I think I was expecting that level of over-the-top gossip and glamour and this book didn’t quite deliver. Sadly, I wish that comparison hadn’t been made. I did like the story of Afi’s struggles in her arranged marriage, though I got frustrated by her choices at certain points in the story.
May 2020 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
I really enjoyed this historical fiction set in 1950s India. I know little about the artistry and meaning behind henna prior to reading and I learned a great deal about henna, herbal remedies, and Indian culture while reading this book. Henna is an incredible art form and we were so excited to include this fantastic novel about art on our list.
Because of the descriptive writing, I could picture everything so vividly. The plot, and the class structure in India in particular, would make an excellent book club discussion.
September 2019 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
This was an interesting look at the subversive tactics the CIA took during the Cold War. I had no idea that they engaged in cultural espionage.
As always, it’s fascinating to see the role that females play within a spy network. It’s crazy to me that after WWII many former female spies were sent to the typing pool while their male counterparts got to remain active in the spy community.
The book dragged a little towards the middle, but I’d still recommend it to lovers of historical fiction. You can see this and other female sp
December 2020 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
This is another winner picked by Reese Witherspoon! This was an enjoyable family drama based around two sisters competing in a fictional reality tv food competition.
As the competition turns to tricks and sabotage, the sisters’ war with each other turns ugly. Family secrets just keep getting exposed and the hijinx gets better and better. This was the perfect light read to end 2020 and a perfect pick for a list of books about sisters. If you are looking for books about food, this should be on your must-read list.
September 2017 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
I have mixed feelings about this family drama book about motherhood. There was nothing I didn’t like. It is a great story and written really well. I think because of all the hype I was expecting to be completely blown away.
Nobody in Shaker Heights was prepared when Mia, a single mother and artist, rents a house from the Richardsons. When friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, the town becomes divided.
Ng has depth to her characters and looks at highly emotional issues. I ended up really liking the book once I got past the beginning and knew we needed to include it in novels about artists.
January 2019 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
I really enjoyed this non-fiction book about the LA library fire, but I could have used less of the general library stats. It focused too little on the library fire and too much on the library itself.
I think it could have been cut down by about 50 pages because towards the end I had an “alright, I get it, enough already” moment. Still, it was interesting to learn about the struggles the library faced after the fire with clean-up, the investigation, and the lasting security measures that came about because of what happened.
I read this popular thriller book because it was a Reese Witherspoon pick AND because I heard wonderful things about it. Unfortunately, I read The Wife Between Us back in January so I completely predicted what was going to happen in this book.
As with all thrillers, especially domestic thrillers, when the element of surprise is missing, it’s not as good a read. Still, I found this stalker book to be enjoyable if only because of the plotting of Amber Patterson. I adored being the head of the villian.
May 2018 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
This collection of short stories was a lovely little break in my reading. I’ve long been a fan of Sittenfeld’s work, so I was eager to get to this collection. It was nice to be able to read a story in one sitting for a chance. I think I’ll have to read more short stories in the future, particularly if Sittenfeld is at the helm.
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June 2022 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
When Ava learns about college friend Winnie’s counterfeit bag scheme, she does not intend to get mixed up in it. But as she struggles to get the treatment her child needs and time to herself, her she gets involved after all.
But soon she’s been caught and needs to explain what happened to the police. Is she going to be the one left to take the blame? I struggled to find compassion for Ava because she came off as self-serving. Ultimately, I didn’t care if she got caught or not.
December 2021 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
This was one of my least favorite Reese book club picks ever. It’s a story about a con artist named Lucky who is running from the law while trying to cash in the 300 million dollar lottery ticket she bought.
Flashing between her current scenario and her childhood, I’m clearly supposed to care for her. Except I never did. Instead, I found this book to be dull. I easily could have skipped it and almost didn’t finish it.
September 2020 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
I wanted to like this book, and I did like parts of it, but overall it just didn’t connect with me. It’s part mystery, part fiction, but the writing wasn’t great and I was never truly drawn into the world. I almost stopped reading it on numerous occasions. I wanted to learn more about the Korean immigrant experience, but sadly, this book was not cutting it.
August 2018 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
While I had high hopes, this book just didn’t live up to my expectations. A famous artist goes missing on the eve of her new exhibit. Is she really missing or is it a publicity stunt? Her new art features paintings of the most famous female murder victims from L.A. Has art come to life?
I found this novel about art did not live up to my expectations. I wanted to love and I ended up liking it. Still, Reese’s pick’s always offer something to think about with this unique book.
Late Summer 2021 YA Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
Some YA books are incredibly appealing to adult readers, and other YA stories fall flat.
Unfortunately, the latest Reese’s Book Club pick falls into
I cared about what happened to Jo but I found myself bored throughout.
Books on the Reese Witherspoon Book Club List We Still Need to Read
What is your favorite novel from the Reese Witherspoon book club list? Which of Reese’s book club picks are you adding to your TBR?
Frequently Asked Questions About the Hello Sunshine Book Club
What is the Reese Witherspoon book club?
The Reese Witherspoon book club, also known as the Hello Sunshine Book Club, is a book club in which Reese picks a book for the month. There is no pressure with this but it can help you read books in a new genre with a community of people. We have a list of all the books ranked in this post.
When did Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club start?
The Reese Witherspoon Book Club started in June 2017
Did Reese Witherspoon Sell her Book Club?
YES! In 2021 Reese Witherspoon sold her media company, including her Hello Sunshine Book Club to Candle Media for a reported 900 million dollars. However, she still picks the books for her Reese Witherspoon Book Club each month.
Reese Witherspoon Book Club: Complete List by Year
Reese Witherspoon Book Club List 2017
- June 2017 – Eleanor Oliphant by Gail Honeyman
- July 2017- The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
- August 2017- The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
- September 2017 – Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
- October 2017 – The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
- November 2017 – This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
- December 2017 – The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine
Reese Witherspoon Book Club List 2018
- January 2018 – Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
- February 2018 – The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
- March 2018 – Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
- April 2018 – Happiness by Heather Harpham
- May 2018 – You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld
- June 2018 – Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
- July 2018 – Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
- August 2018 – Still Lives by Maria Hummel
- September 2018 – Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
- October 2018 – This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel
- November 2018 – The Other Woman by Sandie Jones
- December 2018 – One Day in December by Josie Silver
Reese Witherspoon Book Club List 2019
- January 2019 – The Library Book by Susan Orlean
- February 2019 – The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
- March 2019 – Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- April 2019 – The Night Tiger by Yangtze Choo
- May 2019 – From Scratch by Tembi Locke
- June 2019 – The Cactus by Sarah Haywood
- July 2019 – The Whisper Network by Chandler Baker
- August 2019 – The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda
- September 2019 – The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
- October 2019 – Fair Play by Eve Rodsky
- November 2019 – The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
- December 2019 – Conviction by Denise Mina
Reese Witherspoon Book Club List 2020
- January 2020 – Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
- February 2020 – The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister
- March 2020 – The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward
- April 2020 – Untamed by Glenn Doyle
- May 2020 – The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi
- June 2020 – The Guest List by Lucy Foley
- July 2020 – I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
- August 2020 – Everything Inside by Edwidge Danticat
- YA August 2020 – You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
- September 2020 – The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Joyous Kim
- YA September 2020 – Furia by Camille Saied Mendez
- October 2020 – His Only Wife by Peace Medie Adzo
- Ya October 2020 – Fable by Adrienne Young
- November 2020 – Group by Christie Tate
- YA November 2020 – A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Named
- December 2020 – The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell’ Antonia
- YA December 2020 – The Light in Hidden Places by Sharon Cameron
Reese Witherspoon Book Club List 2021
- January 2021 – Outlawed by Anna North
- Winter YA 2021 – You Have a Match by Emma Lord
- February 2021 – The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
- March 2021 – Infinite Country by Patrica Engel
- Spring YA 2021 – Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
- April 2021 – Northern Spy by Flynn Berry
- May 2021 – The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
- Summer YA 2021 – Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean
- June 2021 – Seven Days in June by Tia Williams
- July 2021 – Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller
- Late Summer YA 2021 – The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
- August 2021 – We Were Never Here by Andrea Hartz
- September 2021 – L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón
- Fall YA 2021 – Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood
- October 2021 – Sankofa by Chinbundu Onuzo
- November 2021 – The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak
- December 2021 – Lucky by Marissa Stapley
Reese Witherspoon Book Club List 2022
- January 2022 – Honor by Thirty Umrigar
- Winter YA 2022 – Anatomy by Dana Schwartz
- February 2022 – The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont
- March 2022 – The Club by Ellery Lloyd
- April 2022 – True Biz by Sara Nović
- May 2022 – The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
- June 2022 – Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen
- July 2022 – Honey & Spice by Bold Babalola
- August 2022 – Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister
- September 2022 – On The Rooftop by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
- October 2022 – Our Missing Heart by Celeste Ng
- November 2022 – Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
- December 2022 – The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell
Reese Witherspoon Book Club List 2023
- January 2023 – The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes
- February 2023 – The House of Eve by Sadeqa Johnson
- March 2023 – The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
- April 2023 – Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld
- May 2023 – Did You Hear About Kitty Karr by Crystal Smith Paul
- June 2023 – Cassandra in Reverse by Holly Smale
- July 2023 – Yellowface by R. F. Kuang
- August 2023 – Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
- September 2023 – Mother-Daughter Murder Club by Nina Simon