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10th Feb 2018

6 brilliant books recommended by Reese Witherspoon to curl up with

Keeley Ryan

Reese Witherspoon can do it all.

Oscar-winning actress, appear designer, producer, mum…and a complete book devotee.

Beyond producing the adaptations of Luckiest Girl Alive and Truly Madly Guilty, the actress has also starred in the page-to-screen version of Big Little Lies and A Wrinkle In Time.

So, she definitely knows how to pick ’em.

The 41-year-old also has a book club, where she regularly shares some remarkable book recommendations.

Check out these six Reese-Witherspoon-approved book recommendations you’ll want to add your bookshelf as soon as possible.

All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

The thriller explores just how far you would go – and what you would do – to protect your children.

Reese described it best, though.

She said:

“What would you do to protect your children? What lengths would you go to? This book explores those questions and more . . . A dark & twisting psychological thriller that had me guessing until the very end. *Fair warning that this book has some difficult / violent scenes.*”

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The long-awaited follow-up to Everything I Never Told You follows a small community in the Midwest in the United States that gets torn apart when a couple adopt a little girl left at a fire station whose mum, a Chinese immigrant, desperately wants her back.

Amber Patterson is tired. She feels that she deserves more than being someone who melts into the background. And, to make the life of luxury happen, she befriends golden girl Daphne Parrish. But when a skeleton from her closet threatens to destroy everything, Amber’s plan may end in disaster.

The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo

The novel follows the love story of Lucy and Gabe, two star-crossed lovers who are torn apart and brought back together time and time again. But when Lucy is faced with a devastating choice, it begins to become unclear if they will ever get their happily ever after.

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

A mix of historical fiction, drama and mystery, the book follows two women – an American socialite and a hot-tempered former spy – who are brought together in a story of “courage and redemption”.

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Beginning at a BBQ in the suburbs and ending with a lifelong friendship in tatters, a marriage on the rocks and someone dead, it follows what happens to six people after the day that changed everything.