Top 5 Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club Picks That Will Keep You Up All Night

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If you’ve heard about Reese Witherspoon’s book club but aren’t sure which book to choose first, I’ve got you covered. Reese’s book club has been popular since 2017, with monthly picks, giving you plenty of options. While I haven’t read all of her picks, I’ve created a post featuring 12 must-read books from Reese’s book club. However, if you’re still feeling overwhelmed, let me narrow it down to the top five. In this post, I’ll share Reese Witherspoon’s top book club picks guaranteed to keep you up all night. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

First Lie Wins by Ashley Elston

January 24 pick

This thriller got it all: undercover identities, a shady boss, and a relentless game of cat and mouse that’ll keep you guessing till the very end. Seriously, that ending? Mind-blowing.

Blurb : The identity comes first: Evie Porter. Once she’s given a name and location by her mysterious boss Mr. Smith, she learns everything there is to know about the town and the people in it. Then the mark: Ryan Sumner. The last piece of the puzzle is the job.

Evie isn’t privy to Mr. Smith’s real identity, but she knows this job will be different. Ryan has gotten under her skin, and she’s starting to envision a different sort of life for herself. But Evie can’t make any mistakes—especially after what happened last time.

Because the one thing she’s worked her entire life to keep clean, the one identity she could always go back to—her real identity—just walked right into this town. Evie Porter must stay one step ahead of her past while making sure there’s still a future in front of her. The stakes couldn’t be higher—but then, Evie has always liked a challenge


Yellowface by R.F. Kuang

July 23

Juniper Song, a bestselling author, isn’t who she claims to be. This psychological thriller will grip you from the get-go as Juniper’s facade unravels, revealing a tangled web of secrets that’ll leave you glued to the pages. I am so happy to have discovered this author. I am really excited to read her book.

Blurb: Athena Liu is a literary darling and June Hayward is literally nobody.

White lies
When Athena dies in a freak accident, June steals her unpublished manuscript and publishes it as her own under the ambiguous name Juniper Song.

Dark humour
But as evidence threatens June’s stolen success, she will discover exactly how far she will go to keep what she thinks she deserves.

Deadly consequences…
What happens next is entirely everyone else’s fault.

With its totally immersive first-person voice, Yellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation, as well as the terrifying alienation of social media. R.F. Kuang’s novel is timely, razor-sharp, and eminently readable.


Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

August 22

This book follows a mother who witnesses her son committing a crime, only to wake up the next day and find herself back in time. So many shocking revelations and time travel  twist in this one. 

Blurb: Can you stop a murder after it’s already happened?

It is midnight on the morning of Halloween, and Jen anxiously waits up for her 18-year-old son, Todd, to return home. But worries about his broken curfew transform into something much more dangerous when Todd finally emerges from the darkness. As Jen watches through the window, she sees her funny, seemingly happy teenage son stab a total stranger.

She doesn’t know who the victim is, or why Todd has committed such a devastating act of violence. All she knows is that her life, and Todd’s, have been shattered. 

After her son is taken into custody, Jen falls asleep in despair. But when she wakes up… it is yesterday. The murder has not happened yet—and there may be a chance to stop it. Each morning, when Jen wakes, she is further back in the past, first weeks, then years, before the murder. And Jen realizes that somewhere in the past lies the trigger for Todd’s terrible crime…and it is her mission to find it, and prevent it from taking place.


The Guest List by Lucy Foley

June 20

If you love a good whodunit, this one’s for you. Packed with unexpected twists and turns reminiscent of Agatha Christie, this book will keep you guessing . I really loved it. 

Blurb: A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie from the New York Times bestselling author of The Hunting Party.

The bride – The plus one – The best man – The wedding planner – The bridesmaid – The body

On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. The groom: handsome and charming, a rising television star. The bride: smart and ambitious, a magazine publisher. It’s a wedding for a magazine, or for a celebrity: the designer dress, the remote location, the luxe party favors, the boutique whiskey. The cell phone service may be spotty and the waves may be rough, but every detail has been expertly planned and will be expertly executed.

But perfection is for plans, and people are all too human. As the champagne is popped and the festivities begin, resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the reminiscences and well wishes. The groomsmen begin the drinking game from their school days. The bridesmaid not-so-accidentally ruins her dress. The bride’s oldest (male) friend gives an uncomfortably caring toast.

And then someone turns up dead. Who didn’t wish the happy couple well? And perhaps more important, why?


Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

(March 19)

Travel to the rock and roll era in with this electrifying story of a ’70s rock band’s meteoric rise to fame. 

Blurb: Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock ’n’ roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.


Are you excited to start reading these?

Let me know which one is your first pick.

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