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Full Reese Witherspoon Book Club List + PDF (Updated Monthly)

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Reese Witherspoon has a super popular celebrity book club, and this is a complete and updated Reese Witherspoon book club list with ALL of her choices as well as my personal recommendations from Reese’s book club list.

Plus, you can download a printable PDF of the full Reese Witherspoon book club list to track your reading!

Reese Witherspoon's Book Club List

This Reese’s book club list is consistently my most viewed and shared post each month, so I hope you enjoy Reese’s book recommendations as much as others have!

The Reese Witherspoon book club list contains so many instant bestsellers, and the Reese Witherspoon book club picks often turn into tv shows or films. I think we will continue to see this trend from her.

RANKING SYSTEM: I rank some Reese Witherspoon book club books below which I have read by “stars.” The range is 1 (terrible) to 5 (excellent).

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Reese’s Latest Book Club Pick (January 2023)

What is Reese Witherspoon’s latest book club pick?

The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes is Reese Witherspoon’s January 2023 book club pick.

Best of Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club Picks

Before we get to the full Reese Witherspoon Book Club list, let’s talk about the “best of” Reese Witherspoon books. I have to admit, when Reese picks a book, I take a hard look at whether I want to read it. I have definitely been disappointed by some of the Reese Witherspoon book club picks, but my personal favorites and reader favorites from the Reese Witherspoon Book Club list include:

These specific books from the Reese Witherspoon reading list are also consistently the best-selling books on this blog! If you are unsure which books to try on Reese’s book club list, or if you want to pick one of Reeses’s book recommendations almost guaranteed to please, these Reese Witherspoon books are the perfect start.

The Fully Updated Reese Witherspoon Book Club List

Below is the complete and updated Reese Witherspoon book club list for adults with my personal recommendations. I will continue to update this Reese’s book club list over time so it remains a valuable resource for you.

Note: I keep Reese’s book club picks for young adults updated on a separate post:

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

#1 New York Times bestseller

(3 stars; I liked this character-driven book but I didn’t love it as much as so many other people did. I found Eleanor’s personality to contradict itself. Still a decent read and beloved by most!)

A popular bestseller in which the life of an eccentric loner changes upon becoming friends with a co-worker, who learns the sad details of her past.

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

  • New York Times and USA Today Bestseller
  • An NPR’s Best Book of the Year 

(4 stars; This was a fast-moving and captivating story that really held my attention.)

A well-written and intriguing historical WWII fictional novel about courageous women, which brings together a female spy originally recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I, and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in Europe in 1947.

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

(3 stars; a unique premise and well-executed, but not my favorite Ruth Ware book.)

Instant New York TimesUSA TODAY, and Los Angeles Times bestseller

After a teacher dies, four female friends who play a game of telling lies are expelled from school. Years later, one of the women texts her friends that she needs them, and mystery ensues.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

#1 New York Times bestseller

(4 stars; I REALLY enjoyed this popular family drama book and Asian American (AAPI) book about motherhood, as well as the complex characters and family dynamics that Ng creates. And the Hulu series of the same name was fantastic.)

A fire erupts in this 1990s Ohio neighborhood story both literally and figuratively after the fates of a picturesque family and a multi-cultural mother and daughter intertwine. Class, race, and motherhood are exquisitely explored throughout numerous storylines.

Related post: Little Fires Everywhere Discussion Questions

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

Instant New York Times bestseller 

(4 stars; I simply adore this and the other books in this Practical Magic series, especially in the Fall! Hoffman beautifully writes character-driven stories.)

Set in the 1960s, the Owens family attempts to escape a centuries-long curse, as they are instructed against such things as falling in love.

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

(5 stars; a must-read for all writers and/or fans of Patchett. I simply could not put it down and never wanted to stop reading her writing while devouring these essays.)

In essays, beloved American author Ann Patchett examines her commitments to writing, her family, her friends, her dogs, books, and her husband.

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

International bestseller

(4 stars and the #1 bestselling book on my blog. I am tough on thrillers, but I REALLY enjoyed this page-turner, and so have my blog readers. If you are already a fan, check out my recommendations for books like The Last Mrs. Parrish.)

An unhappy woman hatches a devious plan to step into the life of a rich, married woman, but really that’s just the beginning of this shocking, super popular thriller…

Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown

#1 New York Times bestseller 

(4 stars; Brene Brown can do no wrong in my opinion, and she is always a must-read and this book sells very consistently on my blog. Read my full review of Braving the Wilderness with quotes, discussion questions and more.)

Renowned “shame” researcher Brene Brown tackles disconnection in modern society and belonging with authenticity. This book is an excellent resource for meaningful communication and connection in divided times.

The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo

New York Times bestseller

(4 stars and the #2 bestselling book on my blog. I can be a tough critic of romance novels but this one is one of my favorite love stories, and it actually made me cry. I remember it vividly to this day.)

This is the tear-jerking love story capturing the very emotional fate of a young couple who meet in New York City on September 11, 2001, then take different paths over the many years thereafter.

Erotic Stories For Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

A London woman takes a job teaching a “creative writing” course at the community center in the close-knit Punjabi community and teaches the modest women to share their fantasies and memories.

Happiness by Heather Harpham

(3.5 stars; I enjoyed this book overall, especially on audio.)

A woman navigates the world of caring for a sick child in an unconventional family in this compelling true story.

You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PEOPLE AND USA TODAY AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post, NPR, Financial Times, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Public Library, Refinery29

(2 stars; While a lot of people enjoyed these short stories, none of them particularly clicked with me.)

A collection of modern short stories.

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

  • #1 New York Times bestseller

Newlyweds on their honeymoon find “something in the water” and must speak out or keep a secret in this thriller.

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

(4 stars and a bestseller on my blog. I loved this compelling and suspenseful historical fiction story, as well as the characters in it! And if you are doing the Around the World Reading Challenge, you can add this book to your PDF tracker for Cuba!)

A modern Cuban-American woman travels to Cuba, where she uncovers her family history, including a secret from the revolution.

Still Lives by Maria Hummel

A thriller involving twelve paintings about eleven famous murders … and one missing artist.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

  • #1 New York Times Best-Selling Phenomenon
  • More than seven million copies sold worldwide
  • Business Insider Defining Book of the Decade

(3 stars; I enjoyed this insanely popular book, but I also found it to be kind of unbelievable.)

The SUPER popular #1 New York Times bestselling coming-of-age story of a woman raised in a marsh, including both a mystery and a love story. If you haven’t read it yet, you may be the only one!

For more, read my full review of Where the Crawdads Sing and my ideas for a Where the Crawdads Sing book club.

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • People Magazine’s Top 10 Books of 2017
  • Amazon’s Best Books of 2017: Top 20
  • Amazon’s Best Literature and Fiction of 2017
  • Bustle’s 17 Books Every Woman Should Read From 2017
  • PopSugar’s Our Favorite Books of the Year (So Far)
  • Refinery29’s Best Books of the Year So Far
  • BookBrowse’s The 20 Best Books of 2017
  • Pacific Northwest Book Awards Finalist
  • The Globe and Mail‘s Top 100 Books of 2017
  • Longlisted for 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award

(5 stars — my top-ranked book from Reese Witherspoon’s book club books. The writing and the “heart” in this book are unforgettable, and it is one of my favorite family drama books in general, not just on the Reese Witherspoon book club list!)

The touching and well-received story of parents learning to deal with a young son who is transgender, written by the mother of a transgender child. It will stay with you after turning the last page for sure.

For more, read my full review of This Is How It Always Is.

The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

New York Times Bestseller

A thriller about a woman dealing with a difficult mother-in-law who wants her out of the picture.

One Day In December by Josie Silver

#1 New York Times Bestseller

(4 stars and a bestselling Christmas romance book every December on my blog. This is quite simply the most delightful holiday must-read.)

Bridget Jones’ Diary meets Love Actually and Serendipity in this very popular holiday love story of chance and challenges.

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

  • #1 National bestseller
  • New York Times Notable Book

(I unfortunately became bored by this book and did not finish it.)

The non-fiction story of the 1986 fire in the Los Angeles Public Library.

The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

New York Times Bestseller

From popular romance writer Jasmine Guillory, comes a proposal at a major league baseball game goes wrong but causes a chance meeting for the woman who declines the proposal.

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, The Washington Post, Esquire, GlamourReal Simple, Good Housekeeping, Marie ClaireParade, PasteShelf AwarenessBookRiot
  • Book of the Month’s Book of the Year

(4.5 stars, a bestseller on my blog and Book of the Month’s Book of the Year in 2019. This book, which is one of the best audiobooks of all time and one of my favorites on the Reese Witherspoon book club list, is so unique that everyone should read it. It reminded me of Fleetwood Mac.)

The extremely popular and unique documentary-style reflection on a 1970s band and why they split, from an author that always delivers.

For more, read my full review of Daisy Jones & The Six.

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

Instant New York Times Bestseller

In 1930s Malaysia, a dressmaker obtains a gruesome souvenir that gives her an adventure. And a young boy is on a mission to fulfill his former master’s dying wish in this transcendent novel.

From Scratch by Tembi Locke

New York Times Bestseller

(4.5 stars; I absolutely adored this beautiful and heartfelt memoir of love, loss, food, and family in the heart of Italy. It’s one of my favorites on the Reese Witherspoon book club list, one of the best books set in Italy, one of the best books about grief and one of my favorite books of 2019.)

The unforgettable, tear-jerking and heartwarming memoir of an American actress coping with the death of her Italian husband and the race issues that separated their families. So exquisitely written.

For more, check out my full review with book pairings for From Scratch.

The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

New York Times Bestseller

A hard-nosed single woman deals with an unexpected pregnancy and a complex family inheritance at the same time.

Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

Instant New York Times Bestseller

A #MeToo story about a new CEO surrounded by whispers about how she treats women.

The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda

New York Times Bestseller

This instant New York Times bestseller is a “no one can be trusted” murder mystery about a dead woman in Maine.

The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

  • Instant New York Times Bestseller

This instant New York Times bestseller is a story of secretaries turned spies, based on a true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate Russia with the love story, Doctor Zhivago.

Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live) by Eve Rodsky

Instant New York Times Bestseller

The popular, game-changing toolkit for dividing up household responsibility fairly. For overworked moms everywhere!

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

#1 New York Times Bestseller

(4 stars; I thoroughly enjoyed the story and characters in this memorable book for book lovers.)

This #1 New York Times bestseller is a Depression-era tale, based on a true story, of women running a traveling library in the mountains of Kentucky.

Conviction by Denise Mina

A lonely woman listening to a true-crime podcast realizes she knew one of the victims in the past and is convinced she knows what happened, so she goes on the run to pursue the truth.

Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid

  • A Best Book of the Year: The Washington PostChicago Tribune, NPR, Vogue, Elle, Real Simple, InStyle, Good Housekeeping, Parade, Slate, Vox, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, BookPage
  • Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize
  • Instant New York Times Bestseller

(4.5 stars; The characters, dialogue and themes are so fresh in this book, which is one of my favorites on the Reese Witherspoon book club list and one of my favorite “Black Lives Matter” books.)

A modern take on race, class and the challenges of post-college life, after a young nanny is accused of kidnapping a child with whom she is working. An excellent read with exquisite dialogue!

The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister

New York Times Bestseller

A girl who lives on a remote island learns about life through her senses, and her father holds mysterious scents that end up thrusting her into the real world.

The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Named One of the Best Beach Reads of 2020 by Parade, O: The Oprah Magazine, and Good Housekeeping

A disconnected family reunites on a cruise ship traveling through Europe and confronts their pasts.

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

  • #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • Over two million copies sold!

According to Reese, “This memoir is so packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today, what it means to be ‘good’, and what woman will do in order to be loved. I swear I highlighted something in EVERY chapter.”  I see SO many great reviews of this one on Bookstagram!

The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

New York Times Bestseller

A young woman in 1950s India attempts to create an independent life while balancing the resurgence of her dark past in a society teetering between traditional and modern — a very highly rated debut novel.

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • One of the New York Times best thrillers of 2020

(4 stars; a satisfying thriller and a real page turner — one of the best books about weddings that’s bound to please. I really enjoyed it and definitely recommend it.)

In this Agatha Christie-style mystery, someone is dead at an Irish wedding, but the reader doesn’t know who or why until the end, and the suspects are bountiful.

If you are reading this one for your own book club, check out my discussion questions for The Guest List. And if you already read and loved it, check out these books like The Guest List to read next.

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

New York Times Bestseller

(4 stars; an honest and direct take on a Black woman’s perspective advocating for Black Lives Matter issues)

This is an eye-opening account of a woman who grew up Black, Christian, and female in middle-class white America in the spirit of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Everything Inside by Edwidge Danticat

  • One of the Best Books of the Year NPR, TimeEsquire, BuzzFeed, St. Louis Post-DispatchMilwaukee Journal Sentinel

A critically-acclaimed, award-winning set of short stories about Haitian culture, including hopeful stories of love, loss and love of country.

The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

  • Instant New York Times Bestseller

(While I have heard good reviews for this book, I just could not connect to it and did not finish it.)

A moving mother-daughter saga, in which a daughter uncovers the devastating realities of her mother’s life as a Korean immigrant in America, after her mother’s unexpected death.

His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie

  • Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020
  • One of BuzzFeed’s “29 Books We Couldn’t Put Down This Year”
  • A Must-Read Novel: The New York Times Book Review * BuzzFeed *  Marie Claire * Parade * Travel + Leisure * Ms. Magazine * Bustle * The Millions * Book Riot * Christian Science Monitor * HelloGiggles

Described as “Crazy Rich Asians” for West Africa, a small-town woman marries a wealthy man she does not know and moves to the gleaming capital city of Ghana.

Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life by Christie Tate

Instant New York Times Bestseller

(3 stars; I generally enjoyed this book, but I also took issue with the therapist’s unconventional methods and didn’t totally connect with the author.)

In this memoir, a top law student overcomes an eating disorder, yet still fantasizes about death. She enters the world of group therapy and finds new meaning in life.

The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell’Antonia

Instant New York Times Bestseller

A feel-good story in which two chicken franchises in Kansas vie for the best fried chicken on Food Wars, which ends up pitting two sisters against each other.

Outlawed by Anna North

Instant New York Times Bestseller

The Crucible meets True Grit in the year 1894, as a fugitive girl and a mysterious gang of robbers set out on a dangerous mission to transform the Wild West for the betterment of women.

The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

Instant New York Times Bestseller

(4 stars; an excellent, very twisty atmospheric thriller that’s an especially great Winter read.)

An atmospheric thriller about a formerly abandoned sanatorium in the Swiss Alps, which has since been renovated into a five-star minimalist hotel. A female detective takes time off from work to visit, until a snowstorm rages and guests begin to go missing.

Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

  • Instant New York Times Bestseller
  • Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 from EsquireO, The Oprah Magazine, Elle, GMA, New York Post, Ms. Magazine, The Millions, Electric Literature, LitHubAARPRefinery29, BuzzFeedAutostraddleShe ReadsAlma, and more

(4 stars; This was a quick read and a really fresh and captivating account of immigration from the perspectives of numerous members of a family.)

In Infinite Country, after committing an impulsive act of violence, Talia is being held at a correctional facility for girls in Colombia. She wants to get out, as her father and a plane ticket to the United States are waiting for her to finally be reunited with her family in the north. And how this family came to occupy two countries is an immersive story in itself.

Northern Spy by Flynn Berry

Instant New York Times Bestseller

Northern Spy is the story of two sisters who become entangled with the IRA. Tessa is a new mom and producer at the BBC working in Belfast when there is new of a raid by the IRA, who never really went away in the decades since their Good Friday Agreement. As she requests the public’s help, footage reveals her sister pulling a black ski mask over her face, and it is believed she has joined the IRA. Tessa faces choices that test her familial status as a mother and as a sister in a divided society.

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

  • #1 Instant New York Times Bestseller

(5 stars; absolutely impossible to put down and super satisfying)

The Last Thing He Told Me is a completely unputdownable book and an excellent beach read. It’s about a husband who disappears after leaving a note to his wife: “Protect her” — his 16-year-old daughter. After his boss is arrested and FBI agents arrive at her home, she realizes her husband isn’t who he said he was. She and her stepdaughter must then put together the past while building a new future, in this family thriller filled with twists and turns that are absolutely certain to keep you guessing (and you will not be able to figure it out — trust me!).

For more, read my full review of The Last Thing He Told Me and check out these book club questions for The Last Thing He Told Me.

Seven Days in June by Tia Williams

In Seven Days in June, Eva is a single mom and bestselling erotica writer who is feeling pressed from all sides, and Shane is a reclusive, award‑winning novelist. When they meet, sparks fly.

But, no one knows that fifteen years earlier, they were teenagers who spent one week madly in love. As they pretend not to know each other, they can’t deny their chemistry and longing.

Over the next seven days, they reconnect and face their pasts in this “second chance” romantic comedy.

The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller


(I did not finish this one due to triggering content. Content warning: this book is very highly rated, but it does include scenes involving rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and incest, with the victims being children.)

The Paper Palace takes place over the course of one day in Cape Cod, in which a 50-year-old mother of three children, Elle, must make life-changing decisions involving her past.

This Summer is different than all others in Cape Cod, when she has sex with her childhood flame while their spouses are mere steps away. She recalls the tragic accident that changed their lives and wonders if she is living the life she was meant to live with her husband, amidst a backdrop of complex familial and loving relationships, as well as deep, dark secrets.

We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz

  • Marie Claire Book Club Pick
  • Named One of the Most Anticipated Books of the Year by Oprah Daily, BuzzFeed, Reader’s Digest, Men’s Journal, and CrimeReads

In We Were Never Here, Emily and her best friend Kristen are in the Chilean mountains on their annual trip, having a great time. But on the last night, Emily finds blood and broken glass on the floor. Kristen tells her that the backpacker she brought back to their room attacked her, and she killed him in self-defense.

What’s even more shocking is that another backpacker wound up dead on their trip last year.

Back at home, Emily dives into a new relationship and works to bury these traumas. But when Kristen shows up for a visit, Emily must confront their violent past and Kristen’s current motives.

L.A. Weather by Maria Amparo Escandon

The L.A. Weather is dry and the patriarch of the Alvarado family wants some rain, while also hiding a costly secret. Meanwhile, his desperate wife wants to end their marriage.

Their three daughters―a television chef with a hard heart; a successful architect with gentrification guilt; and a social media pro who can connect with strangers but not with her lovers―are left blindsided and questioning their own relationships.

This is a quick, humorous, and faced paced story about a family grappling with whether to stick together or burn it all down to the ground.

Sankofa by Chibundu Onuzo

In Sankofa, Anna is a separated woman in her 40s with a grown child, and her mother is dead. She finds clues about the African father she never knew, which reveals his involvement in radical politics in London in the 1970s. Shockingly, he even became a dictator of a small nation in West Africa — and he’s still alive.

In a story of family roots and identity, Anna decides to track him down, resulting in a journey that is both humorous and moving.

The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

In The Island of the Missing Trees, two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they call home and fall into forbidden love. One fig tree bears witness to their meetings. It’s there when war breaks out, and when the teenagers vanish.

Decades later, one returns, searching for lost love. And another woman in London lives in the midst of a tree that connects her to her family’s history, in this story of transcendent love.

Lucky by Marissa Stapley

Lucky has just pulled off a million-dollar heist with her boyfriend, Cary, and she’s ready to start a new life, but then ends up alone. And when she discovers she’s holding a winning lottery ticket worth millions, she realized that if she cashes it, she will be arrested for her crimes.

So, she must confront her past by reconciling with her father, finding her mother, and coming to terms with her ex.

This book about a scam artist is also a commentary on personal redemption and the complexity that surrounds being a “good” person.

Honor by Thrity Umrigar

In Honor, an Indian American journalist has returned to India for a story, a place to which she never intended to return. She covers the case of Meena, a Hindu woman attacked by her own village and family for marrying a Muslim man, and in doing so, she must also shield her own painful secrets.

As she tries to help Meena, she also becomes drawn to an Indian man she meets while on assignment. These very different dual love stories explore hope, family, betrayal, and sacrifice, as the two women involved in them navigate how to be true to both their homes and themselves.

The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont

The Christie Affair is a historical fiction novel that uncovers the details of the affair famed writer Agatha Christie’s husband had with a woman named Nan, which ultimately contributed to the beloved author’s mysterious disappearance for eleven days.

It’s an addictive story about love, marriage, secrets, revenge, and forgiveness that will have you searching Google for more about the characters.

The Club by Ellery Lloyd


(2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this one but it just really fell flat for me.)

In The Club, The Home Group is a collection of celebrity members’ clubs across the globe, where the rich and famous can party hard privately in its five-star suites.

The most luxurious club is the heavily-guarded Island Home off the English coast. As its launch approaches, however, the CEO and his team have reached their limits, and they are all hiding something.

And if you are on this exclusive list, you may not get out, as the body count piles up.

True Biz by Sara Novic

ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—Oprah Daily, The Millions, Lit Hub, BookPage

True Biz is all about the students at the River Valley School for the Deaf. Meet the rebel, the golden boy, the headmistress, and a CODA (child of deaf adult(s)) who is fighting to keep her school open and her marriage intact.

The challenges they face will change their — and your — lives.

The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams


The Dictionary of Lost Words is about a curious, motherless girl named Esme who spends her days with her father and other lexicographers drafting the first Oxford English Dictionary.

One day, she finds the word “bondmaid,” meaning “slave girl,” and she begins to collect words the men have neglected. As she grows, she learns that women’s and commoners’ experiences are often unrecorded, and she begins to create her own dictionary, amidst the women’s suffrage movement.

Counterfeit by Kristin Chen

(3 stars; a unique premise and fast-paced!)

Recommended by: Washington Post, PeopleEntertainment Weekly, Time, Cosmopolitan, Today show, Harper’s BazaarVogue, Good Housekeeping, Buzzfeed, Parade, Popsugar, Goodreads, theSkimm, Katie Couric Media, The Millions, Oprah Daily, and more!

Counterfeit is a fast-paced caper for fans of Hustlers. Ava is a rule-following Chinese American lawyer whose picture-perfect life is actually crumbling. When she reconnects with an old friend engaged in a counterfeit scheme that involves importing replicas of luxury handbags, there will be consequences.

Honey & Spice by Bolu Babalola

Recommended by New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Southern Living, Buzzfeed, Goodreads, and more!

Honey & Spice follows Kiki, the student radio show host trying to ensure the women of the African-Caribbean Society don’t experience heartbreak.

But when she kisses the guy she just publicly denounced, she finds her show on the brink. So begins a fake relationship to salvage what’s left of their reputations.

Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

In Wrong Place Wrong Time, a mother witnesses her teenage son stabbing a man to death. But, while he’s in custody, she gets a chance to make things right. Each day, she awakes to another day before the murder, with another chance to try to stop it from happening.

On the Roof Top by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

On the Roof Top is about a mother who has dreams of musical stardom for her three daughters, otherwise known as The Salvations, in 1950s San Francisco. But, as these girls become women, they have their own ambitions.

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

(3.5 stars; It’s timely and beautifully written, but for me, it was a bit slow-paced.)

Instant New York Times bestseller

Our Missing Hearts comes from the #1 bestselling author Celeste Ng. It’s about 12-year-old Bird’s quest to find his mother, a Chinese American poet who left when he was 9. He lives with his father, a former linguist who works in a university library.

In a world where the authorities are now allowed to relocate children of dissidents, especially those of Asian origin, his own familial quest may lead to change in the face of injustice.

Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

(5 stars; exquisite, haunting, and memorable life advice that reads like literary prose)

National bestseller

Tiny Beautiful Things is the new tenth anniversary edition of the bestselling book by the author of Wild (who Reese played in the film adaptation).

With six new columns and a new preface, it’s an exquisite collection of advice columns written to Strayed as “Dear Sugar,” and they will both break your heart and put it back together again. It’s one of my favorite books, especially on audio.

The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell


The Marriage Portrait takes the reader back to Florence, Italy, in the 1550s, where a young woman named Lucrezia is thrust into marriage to a Duke after the death of her sister.

Her new life is overwhelming, and her new husband is mysterious. Until she provides an heir, her future hangs in the balance.

The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes

The House in the Pines is a thrilling mystery in which a woman named Maya works to uncover the truth about the sudden death of her best friend in high school, who literally dropped dead in front of a charming man named Frank with whom they had been spending time.

Years later, Maya’s memories are fuzzy until another woman drops dead in front of Frank, and Maya begins to learn about her Guatemalan father’s past.

More About the Reese Witherspoon Book Club List

That ends the complete and fully updated Reese Witherspoon book club list for adults with my personal recommendations. But, there’s still more fun to be had…

As a reminder, I keep Reese’s book club picks for young adults updated on a separate post:

Start Here With the Reese Witherspoon Book List

And also as a reminder, If you are still feeling overwhelmed by Reese Witherspoon’s book club books, you can start with the best of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club List, based on both my personal favorites and bestsellers on my blog:

Those are all the books from the Reese Witherspoon book club list.

Shop the Reese Witherspoon reading list for adults in my Amazon shop.

(I also compile lists of other celebrity book club picks if you need them.)

Lastly, as mentioned, this Reese’s book club list is my most viewed and most shared post (shared 20,000+ times!). I will continue to update these Reese Witherspoon books over time so it remains a valuable resource for you.

So, be sure to pin this Reese Witherspoon book club list to Pinterest because you can refer back to it when you are looking for Reese’s recommendations.

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Sunday 11th of July 2021

Are the ones not ranked ones you haven't read ? I was hoping to see where you fell on ones I liked to compare reading taste when picking a new book.

Jules Buono

Saturday 17th of July 2021

Yes, that's correct. Unfortunately, I have not read them all. I try to include some personal thoughts on all the ones I have read.


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