KEY POINTS

  • Reese Witherspoon featured the book "The Downstairs Girl" in her post
  • She shared what the book is about and recommended it to her fans
  • Stacey Lee, the book's author, thanked the actress for choosing her book

Reese Witherspoon shared a photo of herself reading a book on Instagram Tuesday as she talked about her favorite genre.

In the photo, the 45-year-old actress could be seen wearing a sleeveless black and white checkered top paired with green shorts. She posed candidly while reading a book titled "The Downstairs Girl."

"I've said it once and I'll say it again… I LOVE historical fiction," she wrote in the caption. "It might be my favorite genre but shhh don't tell the others."

The actress, who often recommends books through her Reese's Book Club, noted that her late summer young adult lit pick is "no exception." 

"The Downstairs Girl by @staceyleeauthor is clever, poignant and funny," she wrote.

She went on to explain that the book is "a bold portrait about a young Chinese-American woman named Jo who is faced with adversity and the realities of intersectionality in her community."

"As an anonymous writer in a local newspaper, this young woman is able to use her voice for the greater good," she added.

The "Big Little Lies" actress concluded the post by adding, "Such a charming, yet timely & important story – pick up a copy of #TheDownstairsGirl and follow along at @ReesesBookClub."

Stacey Lee, the author of the book, also took to Instagram Tuesday to thank Witherspoon for choosing her book.

"I usually reserve screaming for when I see big bugs, but all the neighbors heard me when I got the news," Lee wrote in the caption. "So appreciate the love this little book has gotten since its release in 2019."

Lee also commented, "Thank you so much for this perfect picture on a porch swing."

Many celebrities and fans took to the comments section to share their reactions to the post.

Novelist Jasmine Guillory congratulated the author for this feature and wrote, "Can't wait to read!"

Meanwhile, writer and actress Mindy Kaling appreciated Witherspoon's photo as she wrote, "Leeeegggggsss."

Creative director Karen X wrote, "Love all the diverse voices you rep."

On the work front, Witherspoon will serve as an executive producer for the movie "Where the Crawdads Sing," which is based on Delia Owens' best-selling novel. She will also be featured in "Legally Blonde 3," which is slated for release on May 22, 2022.

Reese Witherspoon Pictured: Reese Witherspoon attends Hello Sunshine x Together Live at Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on November 12, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Getty Images/Robin Marchant