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Every book Reese Witherspoon has recommended on Instagram

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There’s no denying Reese Witherspoon has an eye for a good book. In 2011 — before the novel was even published — the Oscar-winning actress got her hands on the manuscript of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and was soon developing it into a movie with producer Leslie Dixon through her production company Pacific Standard. The flick was kind of a big deal.

Then, in 2012, Witherspoon announced she would make a movie out of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wildalso through her own production company. She both produced and starred in the film to much critical acclaim and received another Best Actress Oscar nomination.

Most recently she has been starring as the brilliantly bold and bitchy Madeline in HBO’s adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s novel Big Little Lies which, by the way, the actress also produced.

Like we said, she knows which books to pluck from the shelf. But beyond taking popular reads and turning them into mega-hit productions, Witherspoon is an avid reader who frequently posts pics on Instagram and Twitter of what she’s flipping through — she crafted her own hashtag: #RWBookClub — and now you can join the club too with this definitive list of Reese’s top reads (beautiful vacation backdrop not included):

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

Celebrate Everything by Darcy Miller

The Woman in the Cabin by Ruth Ware

All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

My lunch date today 😉 @amyschumer #TheGirlWithTheLowerBackTattoo

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The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan 

I love this book! Has anyone else read? #RWBookClub

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

About to finish this one! Am I gonna cry?? #page296 #RWBookClub

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The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro 

My new beach read. #Theartforger Anyone know how it ends? #RWBookClub

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Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

This book is hysterical! Has anyone else read? #diabeteswithowls#davidsedaris #RWBookClub

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Permission to Parent by Robin Berman 

My brilliant friend Robin wrote an amazing parenting book! Check it out. http://www.permissiontoparent.net/ #wisewoman #RWBookClub

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Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan 

I found it. #perfectfathersdaygift Thanks @jimgaffigan !#hilarious #fatherhood #dadisfat #RWBookClub

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One More Thing by B.J. Novak 

#summerreading…any other suggestions?

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Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham 

What my weekend looks like @lenadunham #cantwait #notthatkindofgirl #RWBookClub

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Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson 

The Woman I Wanted To Be by Diane Von Furstenberg and Yes Please by Amy Poehler

The Everyday Supermodel by Molly Sims

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 

Becoming by Cindy Crawford

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin 

Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed

Wildflower by Drew Barrymore

The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight 

Where the Light Gets In by Kimberly Williams-Paisley 

The Clasp by Sloane Crosley and The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante 

My kind of #SundayFunday ☺️📚 #ForTheLoveOfReading #RWBookClub

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Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

The Dry by Jane Harper

Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai 

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld 

😎 + 📚 + @draperjames = 💙 #ForTheLoveOfReading #BackyardReadingSession

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Pretty Happy by Kate Hudson 

Second Life by S.J. Watson 

Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

It’s What I Do by Lynsey Addario 

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Have any of you read this??? #BookClub #AllTheLightWeCanNotSee 📚 #RWBookClub

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#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso 

Ashley’s War by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Opening Belle by Maureen Sherry 

Stirring Up Fun With Food by Sarah Michelle Gellar 

Radical Beauty by Deepak Chopra and Kimberly Snyder‎

Fueling up for the weekend with @_kimberlysnyder & @deepakchopra! 💚💪🏼💦 #FitnessFriday #LetsDoThis #RadicalBeauty

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Julia Reed’s South by Julia Reed

Two words: Okra Fritters. 😍💚 @juliaevansreed #South

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Adulting by Kelly Williams Brown

Beautiful by Mark D. Sikes

You’ll Grow Out Of It by Jessi Klein and First Comes Love by Emily Giffin

Summer reading list continues … ☀️📚 #YoullGrowOutOfIt #FirstComesLove #RWBookClub

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It’s All Easy by Gwyneth Paltrow 

Trying my best, @gwynethpaltrow, to make it look like #ItsAllEasy!!! #WishMeLuck 😉🍴

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The Girls by Emma Kline and Before The Fall by Noah Hawley

Some of my favorite summer reads ☀️📚😍 #TheGirls #BeforeTheFall #RWBookClub

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Becoming by Leslie Stahl

Who else is putting together some fun stuff for #MothersDay?! 🙋💙🍋

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Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem and The Early Stories of Truman Capote by Truman Capote

Today…I'm taking a much needed #BookBreak…What have y’all been reading lately?? #RWBookClub #TakingSuggestions 📚

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