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|21 Mar|5 mins

What to Read, According to Reese Witherspoon

Our picks from the #RWBookClub
Sarah Tarca
21 Mar
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Reese Witherspoon is an overachiever. It wasn’t enough to be an Oscar-winning actress, producer, entrepreneur, owner/creator of a lifestyle brand and a mother… in her spare time she started a little book club too. And that “little” bookclub – @reesesbookclubxhellosunshine – now has a cool 395k Instagram followers, so clearly her recommendations are good. Here are just a few of our faves from the #RWBookClub.

Advice
|21 Mar|5 mins

What to Read, According to Reese Witherspoon

Our picks from the #RWBookClub
Sarah Tarca
21 Mar
Share:

Reese Witherspoon is an overachiever. It wasn’t enough to be an Oscar-winning actress, producer, entrepreneur, owner/creator of a lifestyle brand and a mother… in her spare time she started a little book club too. And that “little” bookclub – @reesesbookclubxhellosunshine – now has a cool 395k Instagram followers, so clearly her recommendations are good. Here are just a few of our faves from the #RWBookClub.

The "sobbing so much I can't read through my tears" choice:

The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo

Reese says: "The love story between Lucy and Gabe spans decades and continents as two star-crossed lovers try to return to each other. Life, motherhood and distance get in the way. Will they ever meet again?"

We say: It's an emotional roller coaster, probs not recommended for the recently heartbroken. But for those who like an epic love take (à la The Notebook or The Bronze Horseman) this is definitely your jam.

The one you pull an all-nighter for because you just have to see how it ends:

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Reese says: “To say I love this book is an understatement. This deep psychological mystery about two families in Ohio moved me to tears.”

We say: With a host of awards and a New York Times bestseller gong, it’s clear Reese isn’t the only one who rates this read. It’s got all the makings of a real page-turner; secrets, lies, mystery and complicated family relationships that really make you questions your own ideals.

Image via Instagram @ReesesBookClubXHelloSunshine

The book you read when you need to get your life together:

Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) steps by Kelly Williams Brown

Reese says: “I ❤ this book so much. I go back and look at it over and over again. It's laugh-out-loud funny, yet practical and shockingly accurate. A great gift for basically... any adult.”

We say: What Reese said. It’s an essential guide to being a grown up but also, you know, really funny so it’s never boring when you’re reading about things like toilet paper or the benefits of porridge.

For the Big Little Lies fans:

Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Reese says: “If you liked #TheHusbandsSecret, or #BigLittleLies, you will ❤ #LianeMoriarty’s new book #TrulyMadlyGuilty! It's filled with so many twists and turns ... it keeps you guessing until the very end!!”

We say: As is the Moriarty style, this book revolves around one catalyst event, with the details of that day gradually unfolding as you learn more about the characters, their motivations and their twisted history. The drip-fed clues keep you reading to the end where it all begins to make perfect (though still a little messed up) sense.

Image via Instagram @ReesesBookClubXHelloSunshine

The one that makes you feel like your life is pretty normal:

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeymoon

Reese says: “Beautifully written and INCREDIBLY funny, #EleanorOliphant by #GailHoneyman is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in LOVE with Eleanor…’’

We say: Socially awkward to the point where it’s almost painful, there are many cringe-worthy moments in this book - yet somehow you end up kind of falling in love with Eleanor and her misfit crew. It’s funny, clever and hopeful at the same time, which reels you in despite the awks-ness.

The one most likely to be a Hollywood movie:

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Reese says: “It was the most non-stop nail-biting crazy train of a book with one of the most intriguing characters I have read in a long time!”

We say: Ok, so this isn’t much of a prediction since Reese’s production company (Pacific Standard) are actually making it into a movie. But! It’s definitely the kind of thing you want to read first; exciting, unexpected and with some twists that will actually genuinely surprise you, it’s very bad for those with a nail-chewing addiction.

Image via Instagram @ReesesBookClubXHelloSunshine

The one that makes you proud to be an Aussie:

The Dry by Jane Harper

Reese says: “It’s an unpredictable page-turner about a man from a small Australian town who goes home to help investigate a local crime. You won’t want to put it down.”

We say: Even if you’re not sucked in by the mystery and secrets that lurk in beneath the town’s surface (which you will be) you’ll be completely enamored with how beautifully written this book is. Plus, we’ve all been to a town like Kiewarra so everyone will be able to relate.


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