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The book that Reese Witherspoon chose for her book club in July is the perfect “romantic beach read,” and it costs less than $20 on Amazon.

Even though it’s well into summer, we’re still looking for another book to add to our ever-growing list of books to read. Reese Witherspoon, who is our favorite celebrity reader, is ready with another perfect book club choice. Honey & Spice by Bolu Babalola was chosen by the actress and producer as the July 2022 book. You can buy a copy on Amazon right now for less than $20.

Honey & Spice is about Kiki, the funny host of the podcast Brown Sugar who is also a secret romantic. When Kiki complains about how complicated modern dating is, she ends up kissing Malakai, whom she has also criticized on her podcast. The two end up in a fake relationship, where they go from being friends to enemies to lovers. Witherspoon says that the book is “very sexy” and “very funny.” What else does the self-proclaimed “book club queen” think of this intriguing new book? Let’s find out.

‘Honey & Spice’ by Bolu Babalola
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The actress says of Babalola’s new play, “You just fall in love with these two characters.” “You’re rooting for them and you just want them to find their way.” The novel even took Witherspoon back to her own dating life in her early 20s — a confusing, frustrating time nearly any woman can relate to.

So, for any book-loving hearts out there still looking for that next novel to add to their shelf, we can’t help but feel this is the ideal choice. Witherspoon herself even says Honey & Spice is a great “romantic beach read,” and we have a feeling you won’t be able to put it down. Get your copy of Babalola’s new novel today!