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Reese Witherspoon's September Book Club Pick Is "Painfully Beautiful"

The actress shared that she didn't want the story to end.
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Looking for the perfect fall read? Reese Witherspoon just announced her September book club pick, Where the Crawdads Sing by New York Times bestselling writer, Delia Owens.

Owens's debut novel follows a young woman named Kya Clark as she navigates life in the wild marshes of North Carolina after her family neglects her. Having no other choice but to raise herself, Kya ultimately grows up "barefoot and wild" and "unfit for polite society." And when a local man is found dead, everyone suspects she's the one behind the murder.

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This week, Witherspoon took to her Instagram account to share the news of her selection, posting a photo with her son reading the book. "I can’t even express how much I love this book," her caption read in part. "There is so much to her story: romance, mystery, and a murder… and it takes place in the breathtaking backdrop of the South. I didn’t want this story to end!"

The New York Times Book Review called the story "painfully beautiful," and Witherspoon's followers commented on her post to share their praise by saying, "I can't put it down," and "this book is amazing."

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While Witherspoon's literary recommendations are becoming popular, she certainly didn't start the celebrity book club trend. That honor belongs to Oprah, who established her book club in 1996 when she carved out time on her talk show to discuss her monthly choice with viewers.

More recently, Sarah Jessica Parker's book club has partnered with the American Library Association in an effort to make reading a more integral part of life, and in June Jimmy Fallon announced that he would be starting a reading club called the Tonight Show Summer Reads.

Bookish fans of the Legally Blonde actress have plenty to celebrate this month as Witherspoon is releasing a book of her own next week. Her latest creative endeavor, titled Whiskey in a Teacup, shares an intimate look into her Southern heritage and how it's played a role in the way she entertains, decorates, and even styles her hair.

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Copies are set to hit the shelves on September 18, but in the meantime, readers can find plenty of adventure in Where the Crawdads Sing.

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This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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