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Reese Witherspoon is a real badass in our books. Not only is she a talented actress, but Reese Witherspoon founded a production company, Hello Sunshine, which is dedicated to telling women’s stories (all women) and runs a book club that is responsible for probably 50 percent of my reading choices. . In the last years.
If you’re a fan of Reese’s Book Club, you probably know that many of these titles have been turned into movies and series that are just as phenomenal as the books that spawned them. And if you’re new to this world, trust that you just fell into a gold mine of captivating stories.
Here are some of the best Reese’s Book Club titles and also a list of movies and movies based on them.
The Best Film Adaptations of Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club
Where the Crayfish Sing by Delia Owens
This novel completely consumed book lovers after it was selected as one of the best in Reese’s Book Club in September 2018. The story goes like this:
For years, rumors of the ‘Marsh Girl’ have haunted Barkley Cove, a sleepy town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the swamp she calls home, finding friends in the seagulls and lessons in the sand. Then comes the time when she longs to be touched and loved. When two young men from the city are intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life, until the unthinkable happens.
Available from $12.00 on Amazon
the film adaptation of where the locusts sing stars Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, Michael Hyatt, Sterling Macer Jr. and David Strathairn.
where the locusts sing will hit theaters in Australia on July 21, 2022. Check out the trailer here.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Reese’s book club pick for September 2017 was Little fires everywhere. Described as “…a riveting novel that traces the intertwined destinies of the perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who turn their lives upside down,” the book quickly won hearts, so naturally a series followed soon after.
You can purchase the book starting at $11.99 for a digital copy.
the eight episode Series of Little fires everywhere starring Kerry Washington opposite Reese Witherspoon herself and the gripping watch is available to stream on Prime Video.
If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch the trailer here.
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine was Reese’s Book Club’s top pick in June 2017 and became a best-selling title that readers flocked to for years.
The synopsis of the Penguin novel reads as follows:
Meet Eleanor Oliphant – She struggles with the right social skills and tends to say exactly what’s on her mind. Nothing is missing from her carefully planned life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone conversations with mom.
But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy in her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an old man who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kind of friends who rescue each other from the life of isolation they’ve been living. And it’s Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find a way to mend her deeply damaged one.
You can buy the book from $9.00 on Amazon.
In early 2022 it was announced that flea bag director Harry Bradbeer would be directing a film adaptation of Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine with Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter producing for Hello Sunshine. Watch this space for more updates on this project – people will be very excited to see it.
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Reese’s Book Club selection for March 2019 has grown in popularity since that date, especially on the BookTok scene, with some 63 million views currently on videos about the title.
The story is described this way:
Everybody knows Daisy Jones and the Six.
From the moment Daisy walked barefoot onto the Whiskey stage, she and the band were a sensation.
Its sound marked an era. His albums were on every turntable. They played sold-out arenas from coast to coast.
Then on July 12, 1979, it all fell apart.
They were lovers, friends, brothers. But they were also rivals.
This is the story of his legendary rise and irrevocable fall. A story of ambition, desire, heartbreak and music.
Everyone was there. Everyone remembers it differently. No one knew why they parted ways. Until now…
You can buy it from $12.00 on Amazon.
daisy jones and the six is so popular that Prime Video has turned it into a miniseries starring Sebastian Chacon, Riley Keough (Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s granddaughter) and Sam Claflin.
The synopsis for this series reads as follows:
Following the rise of Daisy Jones and the rock band The Six through the 1970s Los Angeles music scene in their quest for global icon status.
We don’t have a release date for the miniseries yet, but there are rumors about its possible arrival in late 2022 or early 2023.
The last thing he said to me about Laura Dave
the last thing he said to me by Laura Dave was Reese’s book club pick for May 2021. The #1 New York Times bestselling mystery book caught the attention of the masses and has been described this way:
With its blistering pace, dizzying plot twists, and haunting family drama, the last thing he said to me is a riveting mystery, sure to surprise you with its heartbreaking twist ending.
You can get this title starting at $6.64 for a digital copy or $16.00 for a paperback.
the last thing he said to me It is currently being adapted for the small screen by Apple TV. Hello Sunshine and 20th Century are behind the project with names like Jennifer Garner, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Aisha Tyler in the cast.
We don’t have much in the way of dates or trailers, but watch this space for more.
These titles certainly aren’t the only ones from Reese’s Book Club jumping from page to screen, and they won’t be the last, so stay tuned for updates on other exciting projects coming up in this space.
If you want the full list of novels included in Reese’s Book Club, you can find it here.