Can’t decide what to read this month? Reese Witherspoon’s book club Hello Sunshine is my personal go-to for book recommendations, and the list includes everything from murder mysteries to heartbreaking memoirs and beautifully cheesy romance novels.
Reese’s pick for May is The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi. The captivating novel tells the story of a 17-year-old girl name Lakshmi who runs away from her abusive husband to 1950s Jaipur, India. Lakshmi makes a living for herself as a henna artist among the wealthy upper-class women of the city. As she becomes entangled in their webs of gossip and jealousy, she struggles to keep her own secrets hidden. “The Henna Artist captivated me from the opening pages,” one reader said on Amazon. “The prose is as rich and beautiful as Lakshmi’s henna designs, and the plot is full of unanticipated surprises.” So, if you’ve got a case of reader’s block and don’t know where to begin, take a look at all of the star’s past book club picks ahead. After all, you just might stumble across a new favorite.