I always admire when celebrities use their status for good things, and that is one of the reasons I have become really fond of Reese Witherspoon in the last few years. Was it from the love of books, or just a good business opportunity, I cannot say, but that she has done amazing job with books and incorporated herself and her book choices in the book community, it cannot be denied. ⠀
I havent read all of @reesesbookclub book choices, I think I didnt do even the half of it, but most of the ones I did manage to read I ended up loving a lot. I mean, This Is How It Always Is is the book I decided to buy when I saw that she said it was wonderful, and it ended up being one of my fav books ever. So much of me being unbiased 😁. ⠀
Anyway, here is a part of my Reese influenced book stack. I have many more at home and as I already said, still need to read them, but from the ones I did read these I really loved:
1. THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS – LAURIE FRANKEL
I fell in love with this book. Truly, madly, deeply. Long time since I read a book so realistic, but at the same time so touching. Amazing insight into what it means to raise a transgender child in today’s world.
2. DAISY JONES AND THE SIX – T.J. REID
This is a book about the rise and fall of an american rock band in 1970’s. The well known parole of that time: sex, drugs and rock and roll is the vivid scenery of the story that talks about extremely talented people, their hard work, their hopes and dreams, their sacrifices and of course, about love. But also, it talks about loyalty and promises, about music and about passion. About loneliness and need for acknowledgment. And most of all, it talks about Daisy Jones. Wonderful, wild and irresistible.
3. ONE DAY IN DECEMBER – JOSIE SILVER
Do you believe in love at first sight? Even if you don’t, you will have doubts after reading this one. If you want a sweet holiday romance, then this is the book for you. It is emotional, it is romantic, it is magical. It has everything a great Christmas read should have.
4. GIVER OF THE STARS – JOJO MOYES
Settled in the mountains of Kentucky in 1930’s, this book follows the path of five women working as the travelling librarians. This book was smart, brave and captivating. It will show you the beauty of untouched nature of that part of The States and it will take you on a trip to the times when women’s rights were scarce, when it took some guts to speak their mind and live the way they wanted. Its a great story about female friendship, about fighting for what is right and about the value of books.
5. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING – DELIA OWENS
This is an astonishing story of a brave young six year old girl, left alone in the most uncommon place, the tiny shack in the middle of the marsh, with nothing but her own instincts and brains to help her survive. It is the story of living in fear but also in sync with the nature, coping with loneliness and betrayal, searching for love and giving second chances.
Have you read any of these yet? Or any other of her BC picks? How did you like them?