Most arguably our favorite Reese movie is Legally Blond— “What like it’s hard”. This phrase was coined in the movie, but now we set our sites on another of her venture with the Reese Witherspoon book club.
Reese chooses one book a month. The book typically has a strong female lead, on the first Tuesday of the month, inviting us to share in her current favorite, helping to create a community of book lovers. And now with 2.4 million followers on her Instagram @reesesbookclub, there is no shortage of book lovers on the platform.
As an avid reader, I have read a few of Reese’s picks like “Seven Days in June” and “Where the Crawdads Sing”. What is even better is that even if you aren’t a physical reader you can read her picks. If you prefer to read on a Kindle or listen to audiobooks such as Audible, Reese’s options are available on those platforms as well.
Reese Witherspoon Book Club 2022 Picks
August ’22: “Wrong Place Wrong Time” by Gillian McAllister
Reese writes on her Instagram: “It’s about a mother who is worried about her teenage son when he is out late one night,”. “She looks out the window right at his curfew and she sees him stab a man in her front yard, she wakes up the next day and it’s the day before her son committed the crime.”
July ’22: “Honey and Spice” by Bolu Babalola
Witherspoon writes “It’s about a young Black British woman named Kiki with a ton of ambition, who has to work with her colleague Malakai to get ahead in her NYC internship.” “I got so caught up in this romance, as Kiki and Malakai go from enemies to friends to lovers.”
June ’22: “Counterfeit” by Kirsten Chen
“This page-turner follows Ava, a rule-abiding lawyer who has ticked all of life’s boxes until she gets wrapped up in a counterfeit handbag scheme with one of her best friends,” Witherspoon writes. “It’s full of compelling twists, riveting adventures, and of course, luxury handbags.”
May ’22: “The Dictionary of Lost Words” by Pip Williams
“‘The Dictionary of Lost Words’ explores how women’s experiences are often lost because history is recorded by men,” Witherspoon states. “It is set during the height of women’s suffrage.” It is thought-provoking exploring the history and the power of language while weaving together love, loss, and literature.”
April ’22: “True Biz” by Sara Novic
Goodreads rating: 4.30/5 stars
“For April’s book pick, we chose an eye-opening and heartfelt story about human connection and the beauty and adversity woven into the deaf community and culture,” Witherspoon said. “It not only pulled at my heartstrings but is both an educational and electrifying peek into a family that fights for connections even as the outside world threatens to close the door on them.”
March ’22: “The Club” by Ellery Lloyd
“This month’s pick is beautifully written. A densely plotted thriller that takes place at a private club off the coast of England,” Witherspoon said. “Read about a luxurious, celeb-only island during a weekend of partying and mystery.”
February ’22: “The Christie Affair” by Nina de Gramont
“This novel covers the eleven days in 1926 when famed novelist Agatha Christie went missing,” Witherspoon said. “I found myself binging this book in one sitting.” Plus, it’s a mix of historical fiction and romance.
January ’22: “Honor” by Thrity Umrigar
“‘Honor’ by Thrity Umrigar is about an Indian-American journalist named Smita who returns to India on an assignment,” Witherspoon said. “The story she’s covering is an emotionally riddled one. One that utilizes the lives of characters to portray the cultural realities of India, both new and old.”
That’s it that’s the picks from this year so far.