Top 10 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Picks For Every Reader

Posted by , Updated on November 12, 2021

So what are the top 10 Reese Witherspoon book club picks for every reader? Will they all be New York best sellers, probably not, but Witherspoon’s recommendations run the gamut of plot lines and will satisfy readers interested action, adventure, and most importantly, plotlines layered in complexity.

Reese Witherspoon’s book club, Hello Sunshine, made its debut in November of 2016. However, the site is more than a simple book club. There is a shop, author pages, and loads more to keep the readers locked in and interested in searching for just the right book to read.

So, how did we managed to select only 10 Reese Witherspoon book club picks? We’re not going to lie, it was difficult to choose from Witherspoon’s book club favorites. There are many great books to choose from. Luckily, we were able to narrow it down to just 10 books!


“Braving the Wilderness” by Brené Brown

The most thought-provoking book from Reese Witherspoon’s book club is “Braving the Wilderness” by Brené Brown. Brown’s book is a straight-forward look at what makes us human, and how we identify ourselves and navigate our lives. 

“Braving the Wilderness” will leave you with a profound understanding of the mechanics of emotions, decision-making, and how it impacts our lives. While many people happy just getting from point A to point B, “Braving the Wilderness” delves deeply into the gray areas of thought and consciousness. 


“The Light We Lost” by Jill Santopolo

A love story for the ages. Another book from Reese Witherspoon’s book club pick is “The Light We Lost” by Jill Santopolo. Hands down, Santopolo’s romance novel is timeless. Focused on two lovers who never seem to find the right time or place to start their lives together.

Lucy and Gabe want each other, but their need to change the world trumps the love they have for each other. So, they split up to pursue their dreams, but they never forget the love they’ve shared. Years later, they reunite, but it is bittersweet. Without a doubt, “The Light We Lost” delves into the sacrifices we make to fulfill our dreams.  Don’t wait, go pick up the book now! 


“Erotic Stories For Punjabi Widows” by Balli Kaur Jaswal

An entertaining book from Reese Witherspoon’s book club pick is “Erotic Stories For Punjabi Widows” by Balli Kaur Jaswal. There is nothing quite as charming and funny as reading the fantasies written by some of the women featured in this book. 

Not only is it an eye-opening revelation into the lives of these women, but it is a thought-provoking look at society. The book focuses on the assignments turned in by Punjabi women who took an intriguing class by Nikki, a very forward-thinking teacher.



" Happiness" by Heather Harpham

Another book from the Reese Witherspoon book club pick is ” Happiness” by Heather Harpham. It’s an eye-opening tale about pregnancy, dreams, and cold, hard reality. Harpham’s memoir weaves together life’s themes in a dynamic web and takes you on a breathtaking journey with her.

Heather and Brian meet, fall in love, and all seems as it should be for the lovers. However, when they become pregnant, everything changes for the pair. Heather faces unexpected obstacles when their baby is in trouble while Brian has issues of his own.

Without a doubt, “Happiness” takes many turns into the darker, and sadder side of relationships, parenthood, acceptance, and coping. 



"Something in the Water" by Catherine Steadman

Another thriller from the Reese Witherspoon book club pick is “Something in the Water” by Catherine Steadman. This is one psychological thriller you don’t want to miss out on.

Two lovers, Erin and Mark, make their way to Bora Bora for a much-needed vacation. The couple is there to enjoy However when the pair decide to go scuba diving, everything changes. We guarantee once you pick up “Something in the Water,” you won’t be able to put it back down!



"Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens

Another fascination book from Reese Witherspoon book club pick is Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. The thriller blends mystery and love in a riveting maze of nonstop action. 

Kya, so-called “Marsh Girl” faces an uphill battle when townsfolk accuses her of wrongdoing. While she fights the outrageous claims, she finds herself in a very tempting situation that leads to a shocking outcome. Kya’s life is turned upside down and the sleepy town will never be the same. 




“This Is How It Always Is” by Laurie Frankel

A thrilling book from Reese Witherspoon book club pick is “This Is How It Always Is” by Laurie Frankel. It’s a thoughtful read that reminds you of the importance of family and how it can define you or break you. 

The story focuses on Claude, and the dream he has when he grows up, and the struggle his family undergoes to shield him from harm because of that dream. Every family has secrets and “This Is How It Always Is” amplifies the dynamics of family, hope, transformation, and acceptance. 




"Daisy Jones & The Six" by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Another Reese Witherspoon book club pick is “Daisy Jones & The Six” by Taylor Jenkins Reid. And, according to Witherspoon herself, the book will be turned into a TV show with Amazon Studios! When books get that type of deal, it has to be a great read! 

The novel focuses on Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne, core members of a 1970s rock band, Daisy Jones & the Six. In the typical sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll plotline, the pair undergoes several transformations within themselves and as a couple.  Don’t pass on the book because there are many twists and turns to keep you engaged, entertained, and learning to listen to some 70s tunes. 



The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

Another Reese Witherspoon book club pick is “The Night Tiger.” Not only is it on Witherspoon’s list, but the book is also a New York Times bestseller! Set against a 1930s colonial Malaysia backdrop, the action will leave you breathless.

Ji Lin is a hard-working apprentice dressmaker by day and a dancehall girl by night. It’s a struggle to make ends meet, but that’s not the only struggle she’ll have to worry about. A mysterious discovery sets her on a stunning journey that has superstition and reality clashing.

Additionally, fans of Isabel Allende and Min Jin Lee with appreciate this book.  So, don’t wait around, pick up “The Night” by Yangsze Choo now!




From Scratch by Temi Locke

A recent favorite from Reese Witherspoon’s book club, “From Scratch” is a riveting read. The memoir tells the tale of one woman’s journey to reconcile many obstacles in her life.

Set against a mesmerizing Sicilian countryside, the story unfolds as Temi Locke drives through the beautiful countryside, reminiscing about the past. Her wandering thoughts rest on her dead husband, whose ashes are a wooden box, tucked between her legs. The memoir is a gripping read and will leave you with many things to mull over!


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