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Reese Witherspoon is a bona fide badass in our books. Not only is she a talented actress, but Reese Witherspoon founded a production house, Hello Sunshine, which is dedicated to telling the stories of women (all women) and she runs a book club which is responsible for probably 50% of my reading choices. during the last years.
If you’re a fan of Reese’s Book Club, chances are you know that many of these titles have been developed into films and series that are every bit as phenomenal as the books that spawned them. And if you’re new to this world, know that you’ve just stumbled upon a gold mine of captivating stories.
Here are some of the best titles from Reese’s Book Club and a list of films and films based on them as well.
The Best Screen Adaptations of Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
This novel absolutely devoured book lovers after being selected as one of Reese’s Book Club’s Top Picks in September 2018. The story goes like this:
For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet coastal town in North Carolina. So, in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she survived for years alone in the swamp she inhabits, finding friends in the seagulls and lessons in the sand. Then comes the moment when she longs to be touched and loved. When two young town men are intrigued by her rugged beauty, Kya opens up to a new life – until the unthinkable happens.
Available from $12.00 on Amazon
The film adaptation of Where the Crawdads sing stars Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, Michael Hyatt, Sterling Macer Jnr and David Strathairn.
Where the Crawdads sing set to be released in Australian cinemas on July 21, 2022. Watch the trailer here.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Reese’s Book Club Pick for September 2017 was Small fires everywhere. Described as “…a riveting novel that traces the intertwined destinies of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who turn their lives upside down”, the book quickly won hearts, so naturally that a series followed. shortly after.
You can buy the book starting at $11.99 for a digital copy.
The eight episode series of Small fires everywhere starred Kerry Washington alongside Reese Witherspoon herself and the gripping watch is available to stream on Prime Video.
If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check out the trailer here.
Eleanor Oliphant is Fine by Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant is perfectly fine was Reese’s Book Club’s top pick for June 2017 and became a best-selling title that readers flocked to for years after.
The synopsis of Penguin’s novel reads:
Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles to learn proper social skills and tends to say exactly what she thinks. Nothing is missing in his carefully planned life to avoid social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka and phone conversations with mom.
But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the clumsy and deeply unsanitary computer guy in her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly man who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kind of friends who save each other from the life of isolation they have each lived. 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 starting at $9.00 on Amazon.
In early 2022, it was announced that Flea bag director Harry Bradbeer is reportedly directing a film adaptation of Eleanor Oliphant is perfectly fine with Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter producing for Hello Sunshine. Watch this space for more updates on this project – people are going to be extremely excited to watch.
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Reese’s Book Club pick for March 2019 has grown in popularity since then, particularly on the BookTok scene, with some 63 million views currently on videos relating to the title.
The story is described as follows:
Everyone knows Daisy Jones and the Six.
From the moment Daisy walked barefoot on the Whiskey stage, she and the band caused a stir.
Their sound defined an era. Their albums were on all the turntables. They played to sold-out houses from coast to coast.
Then, on July 12, 1979, everything collapsed.
They were lovers, friends, brothers. But they were also rivals.
This is the story of their legendary rise and irrevocable fall. A story of ambition, desire, heartache and music.
Everybody was there. Everyone remembers it differently. Nobody knew why they broke up. So far…
You can buy it from $12.00 on Amazon.
Daisy Jones and the six is so popular that Prime Video made a mini-series of it 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 rock band The Six on the LA music scene of the 70s in their quest for global icon status.
We don’t yet have a release date for the miniseries but there are rumors of it potentially arriving in late 2022 or early 2023.
The Last Thing He Said to Me by Laura Dave
The last thing he said to me by Laura Dave was Reese’s Book Club Pick for May 2021. The New York Times’ best-selling mystery captured the attention of the masses and has been described this way:
With its frenetic pace, dizzying twists and evocative family drama, The last thing he said to me is a fascinating mystery, sure to shock you with its heartbreaking final twist.
You can grab this title starting at $6.64 for a digital copy or $16.00 for a paperback.
The last thing he said to me is currently 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 making up the cast.
We don’t have many dates or trailers, but watch this space for more.
These titles certainly aren’t the only ones from Reese’s Book Club making their way from page to page, and they won’t be the last, so keep an eye out for updates on other exciting projects coming to this space. .
If you want the full list of novels included in Reese’s Book Club, you can find it here.