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As the fall season finally settles in during the next few weeks, we’re all dying to dive into our fall to-do’s. Among them, of course, in addition to rocking some layered outfits, having some heartwarming soups and enjoying a few pumpkin spice lattes, is getting cozy while we read a gripping book.
So, in that same spirit, Reese Witherspoon just announced her October book club pick: Starling House by Alix E. Harrow. “Happy October!” The Morning Show star said in a video on Instagram. “Okay, I am so excited because it’s starting to feel like fall. I have the perfect book for you. It’s called Starling House by Alix Harrow and it is strange and spooky.”
Witherspoon continued, summarizing the book’s promising story. “It has a main character who’s this great girl, Opal, she’s very scrappy and she works as a part-time cashier in her tiny town in Kentucky. She takes care of her brother, Jasper, and she’s just trying to create a better life for him,” Witherspoon explained.
“This town is famous for a couple of things: the economic decline, but also [for] this spooky house on the hill called Starling House,” she added. “She gets a job working there with the mysterious man who owns it, Arthur. And kind of goes into the legend of the person who owned it.”
“It’s perfect to sit down and read with a cup of coffee and maybe a pumpkin cookie,” the Oscar winner suggested. And, in perfect fall fashion, Witherspoon then whipped up a recipe for pumpkin cookies, with the full ingredient list and recipe available in the comments. What’s not to love?
“This book has everything you could possibly want this fall 🍂☕️📖 ,” Witherspoon wrote in the caption. “A cursed town, a haunted house, a vivid & eerie setting — plus, characters willing to risk everything.”
Fans of Witherspoon, and her beloved book club, can’t contain their enthusiasm over her book pick and her delicious recipe. “Ok brb going to read and make pumpkin cookies 🍪 🏃🏻♀️,” wrote one commenter. “Eating cookies while reading a book is my dream 😆🍪,” wrote another.
In the book’s official description, in addition to introducing Opal, they get into specifics about Sterling House’s previous owner. “E. Starling, the reclusive nineteenth-century author of The Underland, who disappeared over a hundred years ago,” the description details.
“All she left behind were dark rumors―and her home,” the description continues. “Everyone agrees that it’s best to ignore the uncanny mansion and its misanthropic heir, Arthur. Almost everyone, anyway.”
Grab your copy of Starling House today for 30% off on Amazon. Harrow’s gripping novel is also available on Target and Walmart.
Before you go, click here to see 10 of Reese Witherspoon’s best book club picks.
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