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Explore the fully updated Reese Witherspoon book club list here.

You’ll benefit from helpful details about Reese’s latest pick, top recommendations, and a printable PDF of the full Reese’s book club list to track your book club reading in this celebrity book club. Let’s get literary!

Reese Witherspoon's Book Club List

Compared to other celebrity book club lists, many of Reese’s book club picks are modern, diverse fiction with strong female leads. They span fiction and non fiction, and thrillers generally perform best with her readers.

Reese’s Latest Adult Book Club Pick (July 2024)

My Review: ★★★☆☆

Set on the coast of Maine, The Cliffs explores themes of family, secrets, ghosts, addiction, and coming home.

As a teenager, Jane discovered an abandoned Victorian house that intrigues her. Twenty years later, Jane, now a Harvard archivist, returns to find the house transformed and the new owner, Genevieve, believing it to be haunted.

Hired to research the house’s history, Jane uncovers a story of lost lovers, artistic awakenings, and the long-term impacts of colonialism, all while battling generational trauma, grief, divorce, and addiction herself. Ultimately, the story makes a statement on the land and its past inhabitants.

I read an early copy. On the plus side, it was incredibly unique and educational—definitely unlike any book I’ve ever read. On the negative side, the plotlines felt too many, and the way they interacted didn’t totally work for me.

I also wanted to empathize with the main character, but it was hard because she was so judgmental of others. Overall, it was a middle-of-the-road read for me.

Reese’s Summer 2024 YA Book Club Pick

This summer, Reese decided to shake things up and pick a YA book club choice for summer reading too: Twelfth Knight by Alexene Farol Follmuth. The author described it as being about “girls and gaming” and said that it offers a remix of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in the format of a 90s/00s romantic comedy.

Book Club Favorites: Top Picks From Reese Witherspoon

wreath decorated with reese witherspoon and ornaments of her book club picks.
I celebrate these books on my annual Christmas “Wreath Witherspoon”!

As a fan of modern, feminine fiction, I’ve read and loved a lot of Reese’s book club picks. As a full-time book blogger, I also have a pulse on which ones readers of The Literary Lifestyle and globally love most from this list.

So, are you wondering where to start or what to read next from Reese’s book club list? Below are book covers and descriptions of the top ten best Reese Witherspoon book club picks, including my ratings. They make great book club picks for your book clubs too!

Daisy Jones & the Six(My review: ★★★★★; has an amazing Amazon Prime adaptation by Hello Sunshine) The uber-popular documentary-style book (and Book of the Month’s Book of the Year) about the rise and fall of a 1970s rock band, complete with song lyrics. It is SO unique, and it works both in print and on audio. (I read it both ways.)

From Scratch(My review: ★★★★★; most popular non fiction on the list) The tear-jerking memoir of a Black American actress whose Italian husband died of cancer amidst family strife. It’s unforgettable.

The Last Thing He Told Me(My review: ★★★★★; most popular thriller on the list) My favorite book of 2021. When a husband disappears into thin air, his new wife and his teenage daughter must come together to piece together his past. There are twists you won’t see coming. It really makes you think, “What would I do?”

The Light We Lost(My review: ★★★★★) One of the top sellers with readers of The Literary Lifestyle. A fictional story about lost love, and the only book that has ever made me actually sob.

Little Fires Everywhere(My review: ★★★★★) A book I still think about. This 1990s Ohio drama starts with a family home burned to the ground, then unravels how they got there. Indeed, tensions among several neighbors gradually rose. Their intermingled lives brought out issues of race, class, and motherhood.

The Nightingale(My review: ★★★★★; most popular historical fiction on the list) The gripping, shocking, emotional, bestselling story of two sisters fighting for survival during World War II in France.

This is How it Always Is(My review: ★★★★★) The most beloved and heartfelt story of raising a transgender child. Only a mother of a transgender child could write a book that so thoughtfully explores the nature of parenting. (It’s fiction, but you feel the similarities in her real life come straight through the pages.) It’s the kind of book that leaves you forever changed.

Tiny Beautiful Things(My review: ★★★★★) This was one of the first audiobooks to which I ever listened, and it remains one of the best (out of 75+ per year). In a collection of advice columns, bestselling author Cheryl Strayed offers solutions to the problems of anonymous readers. Her advice is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. It feels so intimate and personal that I can still hear the words in my ears years later.

Tom Lake(My review: ★★★★★) Ann Patchett delivers her best writing and a crowd-pleaser in this thoughtful tale. It’s about a mother who tells her three adult daughters the story of how she dated a celebrity before he was famous. You’ll savor the sweet ruminations on choices, family, love, and happiness it presents.

Where the Crawdads Sing(My review: ★★★★☆) If you haven’t read this massively bestselling book yet, you may be the only one! See what the hype is about in this story of a girl who lives alone in a North Carolina marsh. There’s everything from romance to a murder mystery to keep you intrigued.

The Fully Updated Reese Witherspoon Book Club List

Below is the complete (and updated) Reese Witherspoon book club list in the chronological order they were picked. The list starts with the oldest pick and finishes with the most recent Reese’s book club pick.


For a while, Reese also picked separate books for adults and for Young Adults. I have noted which ones are for Young Adults in parenthesis after the title. (Learn more about Reese’s book club picks for young adults.)

For the books below that I’ve read, I’ve added star ratings in parentheses after the titles.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (My review: ★★★☆☆)

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn (My review: ★★★★☆)

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware (My review: ★★★☆☆)

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (My review: ★★★★★)

(Related Post: Little Fires Everywhere Discussion Questions)

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman (My review: ★★★☆☆)

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett (My review: ★★★★☆)

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine (My review: ★★★★☆)

(Related Post: Books Like The Last Mrs. Parrish)

Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown (My review: ★★★★★)

(Related Post: Review of Braving the Wilderness)

The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo (My review: ★★★★★)

Erotic Stories For Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

Happiness by Heather Harpham (My review: ★★★☆☆)

You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld (My review: ★★☆☆☆)

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton (My review: ★★★★☆)

Still Lives by Maria Hummel

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (My review: ★★★★☆)

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel (My review: ★★★★★)

The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

One Day In December by Josie Silver (My review: ★★★★☆)

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory (My review: ★★★☆☆)

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (My review: ★★★★★)

(Related Post: Review of Daisy Jones & The Six)

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

From Scratch by Tembi Locke (My review: ★★★★★)

The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda

The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

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

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes (My review: ★★★★☆)

Conviction by Denise Mina

Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid (My review: ★★★★☆)

The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister

The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

The Guest List by Lucy Foley (My review: ★★★★☆)

(Related Posts: Discussion Questions for The Guest List | Books Like The Guest List)

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

Everything Inside by Edwidge Danticat

You Should See Me in A Crown by Leah Johnson (Young Adult pick)

The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

Furia by Yamile Saied Mendez (Young Adult pick)

His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie

Fable by Adrienne Young

Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life by Christie Tate (My review: ★★☆☆☆)

A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey (Young Adult pick)

The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell’Antonia

The Light in Hidden Places by Sharon Cameron (Young Adult pick)

Outlawed by Anna North

You Have a Match by Emma Lord (Young Adult pick)

The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse (My review: ★★★★☆)

Infinite Country by Patricia Engel (My review: ★★★☆☆)

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley (Young Adult pick) (My review: ★★★☆☆)

Northern Spy by Flynn Berry

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave (My review: ★★★★★)

(Related Post: Book Club Questions for The Last Thing He Told Me)

Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean (Young Adult pick)

Seven Days in June by Tia Williams

The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee (Young Adult pick)

We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz

L.A. Weather by Maria Amparo Escandon

Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood (Young Adult pick)

Sankofa by Chibundu Onuzo

The Island of the Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

Lucky by Marissa Stapley

Honor by Thrity Umrigar

Anatomy by Dana Schwartz (Young Adult pick)

The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont (My review: ★★★☆☆)

The Club by Ellery Lloyd (My review: ★★☆☆☆)

True Biz by Sara Novic

The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

Counterfeit by Kristen Chen (My review: ★★★☆☆)

Honey & Spice by Bolu Babalola

Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

On the Roof Top by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng (My review: ★★★☆☆)

Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed (My review: ★★★★★)

The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell

The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes

The House of Eve by Sadeqa Johnson

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (My review: ★★★★★)

Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld (My review: ★★★★★)

Did You Hear About Kitty Carr? by Crystal Smith Paul

Cassandra in Reverse by Holly Smale

Yellowface by R.F. Kuang (My review: ★★★★★)

Tom Lake by Ann Patchett (My review: ★★★★★)

(Related Posts: Summary of Tom Lake | Review of Tom Lake | Tom Lake Discussion Questions)

Mother-Daughter Murder Night by Nina Simon

Starling House by Alix E. Harrow

Maybe Next Time by Cesca Major

Before We Were Innocent by Ella Berman (My review: ★★★★★)

First Lie Wins by Ashley Elston (My review: ★★★★☆)

(Related Post: First Lie Wins Book Club Questions)

Redwood Court by DéLana R. A. Dameron 

Anita de Monte Laughs Last by Xochitl Gonzalez

The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo (My review: ★★★★☆)

How to End a Love Story by Yulin Kuang

Twelfth Knight by Alexene Farol Follmuth (Young Adult pick)

The Unwedding by Ally Condie

The Cliffs by J. Courtney Sullivan (My review: ★★★☆☆)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What criteria does Reese Witherspoon use to select books for her club, and how often are her picks announced?

Reese Witherspoon most often selects modern, diverse fiction with strong female leads for her book club, some of which she adapts to TV or film. Her picks are announced once a month, usually on the first Tuesday of the month at noon EST on Instagram.

What genres does Reese Witherspoon’s book club cover?

Reese Witherspoon’s book club covers a variety of genres that feature strong female leads, including historical fiction, thrillers, romance, literary fiction, contemporary fiction, memoirs, and more.

What are some notable success stories that gained popularity through Reese’s book club?

Several books have seen massive success through Reese’s book club, such as Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, which has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, and Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, which has sold more than two million copies. Both were also successfully adapted to film by Reese Witherspoon.

What movies did Reese Witherspoon make for the book club?

Reese Witherspoon’s production company, Hello Sunshine, has successfully made movies and TV series based on several of her book club picks, including Where the Crawdads Sing, Little Fires Everywhere, Daisy Jones and the Six, From Scratch, Tiny Beautiful Things, and The Last Thing He Told Me.

How does Reese’s Book Club work?

Reese’s Book Club, hosted by Reese Witherspoon, picks a new book each month featuring a woman-led story. The club then promotes reader discussion and exclusive content through its app and social media.


Reese’s book club picks offer a popular collection of modern, diverse fiction with strong female leads.


To recap, if you’re wondering where to start or what to read next from Reese’s book club list, below are the ten best Reese Witherspoon book club books you should read.

  1. Daisy Jones & the Six
  2. From Scratch
  3. The Last Thing He Told Me
  4. The Light We Lost
  5. Little Fires Everywhere
  6. The Nightingale
  7. This is How It Always Is
  8. Tiny Beautiful Things
  9. Tom Lake
  10. Where the Crawdads Sing
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  1. 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.