In 2017, Reese Witherspoon launched a book club aimed at spotlighting and elevating the voices of women writers. As part of her media company Hello Sunshine, the actress…


In 2017, Reese Witherspoon launched a book club aimed at spotlighting and elevating the voices of women writers. As part of her media company Hello Sunshine, the actress announces a new selection every month and encourages discussion on Facebook and Instagram. Since her first pick – Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine – many of Witherspoon’s recommendations have made their way onto the New York Times bestsellers list, and even been optioned into films and TV shows.

Find a list of all the titles selected for Reese Witherspoon’s book club below (as of September 2019) and complement with the book club picks of Emma Watson and Florence Welch.


The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

“Fans of historical fiction, thrillers, romance, and the power of books to spark change will devour our September pick!” -RW

The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda

“Set in the small vacation town of Littleport, Maine, you’ll meet visitor Sadie Loman and resident Avery Greer. These two are inseparable for almost a decade—until Sadie Loman is found dead. Secrets that have been hidden for years will be uncovered in this thrilling story.” -RW

Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

“I’m so excited to add another great book to your beach bag! My July book pick is Whisper Network by Chandler Baker. This story is a workplace murder mystery that happens in today’s #MeToo era. It’s honest, timely and completely thrilling – I was so surprised to find out who the murderer was!” -RW

The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

“This title is a perfect metaphor for Susan who is a single, regimented woman faced with an unexpected pregnancy just as she navigates a difficult family inheritance issue at the same time. I found myself laughing out loud at Susan’s prickly character as she finds herself in a love triangle, navigating family ties and dealing with 9 months of pregnancy at the age of 45. Hope y’all love Susan as much as I do!” -RW

From Scratch by Tembi Locke

“This beautiful memoir takes us on Tembi’s personal journey of love, parenthood, and ultimately the loss of her husband, Saro. She learns to heal in the most beautiful way—through the support of three generations of women—and yes, there’s Italian food. Lots and lots of Italian food! I can’t wait for you to fall in love with this book the way I did.” -RW

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

“You won’t be able to put this down!… Set in a tiny Malaysian town in the 1930’s, the story is about a mystifying tiger who haunts the villages, followed by a series of mysterious deaths. The two main characters will captivate you as their paths are destined to cross.” -RW

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

“The book centers on the meteoric rise of a rock band in the ‘70s and its lead singers Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne, whose connection is as electric as the music they make together. It’s sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll, people!! The book comes out March 5, so you can pre-order it now… And the very best part?! Hello Sunshine is turning this into a TV show with Amazon Studios… so stay tuned for more updates!” -RW

The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

“It starts with a proposal in front of 45,000 people at Dodger Stadium. But it’s not exactly love and baseball for Nikole (who says no!!!), and as she’s chased out of the stadium by live camera crews, she’s saved by a couple… of siblings… find out what happens next!” -RW

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

“This book is like a love letter to libraries, and made me nostalgic for the long hours I used to spend there when I was a kid. It’s a captivating story and I can’t wait for y’all to read it with me!” -RW

One Day In December by Josie Silver

“If you like rom coms, you will love my December book pick. It absolutely charmed me!” -RW

The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

“My November book pick has one of the most twisted and entertaining plots!” -RW

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

“Every once in a while, I read a book that opens my eyes in a way I never expected.” -RW

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

“Romance, mystery, murder and it all takes place in the breathtaking backdrop of the South.” -RW

Still Lives by Maria Hummel

“The ultimate mystery, full of crazy twists and turns!” -RW

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

“A beautiful novel full of passion, secrets, courage and sacrifice.” -RW

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

“A psychological thriller that captivated me from page one.” -RW

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

“The characters in these stories are so complex and interesting.” -RW

Happiness by Heather Harpham

“This beautiful memoir will have you up all night, reading to find out what happens next. There’s heartbreak, joy, and lots of love. Trust me: have your tissues ready. ” -RW

Erotic Stories For Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

This book has something for everyone! It’s a mystery, a romance, a family drama… and yes, it’s spicy” -RW

The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo

“This book is all about different kinds of love, spanning decades and continents as two star-crossed lovers try to return to each other.” -RW

Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown (READ: 6 Books Recommended By Brené Brown)

“Brené Brown speaks of how divided our world is politically, socially, racially, and how we can bridge that divide.  I learned so much about communication from this book.” -RW

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

“A fun and fast-paced psychological thriller about two determined women who play a high stakes game of deception that only one can win.” -RW

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

“Reading this book is like talking to one of your best friends.” -RW

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

“This story is full of magic, love, family, heartbreak and redemption.” -RW

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

“Celeste Ng writes with stunning accuracy about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection.” -RW

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

“Four friends from high school, bound together by a dark secret, get pulled together with one cryptic text.” -RW

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

“This exciting and fast-paced story is an amazing tale of courage and redemption.” -RW

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

“Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant is about the importance of friendship and human connection.” -RW

(via Hello Sunshine)

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