Club of the Month: Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine

Reese Witherspoon is a bookworm.  For years she’s recommended reads via her Instagram page, and from that she created her Reese’s Book Club.  With monthly reading picks, colourful bookish images, plenty of lovely pics of Reese curling up with the same book you’re reading, and a real community #ForTheLoveOfStory feel, this book club is a treat for the senses and soul. 

What is Hello Sunshine?

Let’s talk a little about the business mogul that is Reese Witherspoon.  You know she’s a talented actress.  You might also know she’s a producer, thanks to the fantastic Big Little Lies that aired on TV earlier this year.  Did you know she was also an entrepreneur?  She founded Draper James, a lifestyle brand with fashion and home décor.  She owns a production company called Pacific Standard, which was built to create more roles for women on camera and behind the scenes (Pacific Standard is responsible for Gone Girl, Wild, Big Little Lies).  And last year she launched Hello Sunshine, a film, TV and digital venture that focuses on female-driven content.

I’d REALLY encourage you to read Reese’s recent article for Glamour magazine, ‘We Have to Change the Idea That a Woman With Ambition Is Only Out for Herself’. It goes into more depth not only about her companies but about the world around us, the media today, and poses the question: what would happen if we encouraged all women to be a little more ambitious?

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Some recent picks from Reese’s Book Club that we can all get on board with:

This Is The Story Of A Happy Marriage
Ann Pratchett

The November book club pick was revealed yesterday!

The November book pick is here, y’all! It’s #ThisIsTheStoryOfAHappyMarriage by #AnnPatchett, which is a collection of essays that explores what it means to have friends, fall in love, struggle and succeed. Reading this book is like talking to one of your best friends. I think you’ll enjoy it!
— Reese

Buy This Is The Story Of A Happy Marriage here.

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman

Beautifully written and INCREDIBLY funny, #EleanorOliphant by #GailHoneyman is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in LOVE with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love too!
— Reese

Buy Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine here.
And good news – Reese will be using Hello Sunshine to adapt Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine for the screen sometime soon!

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The Rules of Magic
Alice Hoffman

It’s a story about magic, curses, and the power of love. I just know you’ll love this book and the Owens family as much as I do. Happy reading
— Reese

Buy The Rules of Magic here.

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Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng

To say I love this book is an understatement. It’s a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection. It moved me to tears.
— Reese

Buy Little Fires Everywhere here.

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The Lying Game
Ruth Ware

Can you imagine something you did as a teenager coming back to haunt you 17 years later? That’s the journey #TheLyingGame takes you on. Four friends from high school bound together by a dark secret get pulled back together with one cryptic text. Will someone find out the truth? Will one of the women break the pact? So many questions... Until the very last page! Needless to say, I could not put this book down!
— Reese

Buy The Lying Game here.

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The Alice Network
Kate Quinn

I think you’ll really enjoy this exciting and fast-paced story about a pregnant American socialite who teams up with a female ex-spy and a hot-tempered young soldier in the aftermath of WWII. A story of courage and redemption. Happy reading!
— Reese

Buy The Alice Network here.

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The Woman In Cabin 10
Ruth Ware

This author, #RuthWaresure knows how to write a page turner!!! #TheWomanInCabin10 is an edge of your seat thriller set on the most beautiful yacht in the world ... Full of great characters and twists, y’all should check it out!
— Reese

Buy The Woman In Cabin 10 here.

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Truly Madly Guilty
Liane Moriarty

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Hey #BigLittleLies fans... have you read #TrulyMadlyGuilty by #LianeMoriarty? It’s a great summer book about 6 adults, 3 cute kids & BBQ that goes wrong. A real page turner!
— Reese

Buy Truly Madly Guilty here.

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Murder On The Orient Express
Agatha Christie

Our September Classic Book Pick is ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ by birthday girl and best-selling author of all time, Agatha Christie.
— Reese's Book Club

Buy Murder on the Orient Express here.


Have you read any of these?  Might you go and pick any of them up now?  Let us know in the comments!

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