Are you in need of an enticing new read? Look no farther than Reese Witherspoon’s Instagram account. The actress has shared enough literary suggestions to keep any voracious reader entertained from now until they’re sipping their very last Pumpkin Spice Latte of the autumn season.
A self-declared bookworm, Witherspoon has already brought two of her favorite reads — Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and Cheryl Strayed’s Wild — to the big screen. Next up, she’s tackling adaptations of Jessica Knoll’s Luckiest Girl Alive, Garth Callaghan‘s memoir Napkin Notes: Make Lunch Meaningful, Life Will Follow, and Wendy Walker’s All Is Not Forgotten (to name just a few).
When she’s not too busy revamping her favorite novels for the silver screen, Witherspoon often takes to Instagram to share her latest reads with her legions of followers.
Displaying quite the eclectic literary palette, Witherspoon has recommended a wide variety of books. From a poignant New York Times bestseller about a team of female soldiers on the Special Ops battlefield to Jim Gaffigan‘s hilarious musings about food and parenthood, you never quite know what you’re going to get.
Want to become a member of Reese Witherspoon’s book club? Here are 17 books you need to read to get started!
1. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
2. Second Life by S.J. Watson
3. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
Have y'all read #LUCKIESTGIRLALIVE?! My description? 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! (So it makes sense I feel pretty LUCKY that @pacificstandardfilms is going to produce it!!) #BookClub #StayTuned #LuckiestGirlAlive 📚 #RWBookClub
4. Ashley’s War by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
#BookClub: Have you read Ashley's War? I couldn't put it down. It's about an amazingly brave group of women who served in a Special Ops unit during the war in Afghanistan. Their strength and courage are an inspiration. P.S. I'm so proud to bring their story to the screen! Stay tuned… #AshleysWar #BandofSisters #GayleLemmon @pacificstandardfilms 📚 #RWBookClub
5. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
6. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
7. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
8. The Everyday Supermodel by Molly Sims
Ok so my girlfriend @mollybsims is not only one of the prettiest but sweetest, friendliest Southern gals I've ever met…(and the cutest pregnant person too!) Anyway, she wrote this really fun how-to book on fashion and beauty…and trust me, she knows some good tricks! I bid y'all to check it out. #everydaysupermodel
9. Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
10. One More Thing by B.J. Novak
11. Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
12. It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario
So proud of my friend @lynseyaddario, who has written the most riveting memoir about being a female war photographer in places like Libya, Darfur, and Afghanistan. If you want a story that will open up your mind and heart, I recommend hers. She's fearless! (P.S. The book "It's What I Do" is so good that #StevenSpielberg is making it into a movie! 👍) #BookClub
13. Permission to Parent by Robin Berman
14. Look at Me by Jennifer Egan
15. The Ocean at The End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
16. The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan
17. #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso
Have you read any of Reese Witherspoon’s favorite books? Let us know in the comments section!
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