By Ruth Kinane
April 03, 2017 at 10:00 AM EDT
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Premiere Of HBO's "Big Little Lies" - Arrivals
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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 Wild, also 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

All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

Permission to Parent by Robin Berman

Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

One More Thing by B.J. Novak

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson

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

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Becoming by Cindy Crawford

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

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

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

#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

Julia Reed’s South by Julia Reed

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

It’s All Easy by Gwyneth Paltrow

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

Becoming by Leslie Stahl

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

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Big Little Lies

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