Posted on 10/08/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Celebrity book clubs have released their picks for October 2021. 

Reese Witherspoon selected Sankofa, by Chibundu Onuzo.

The novel follows Anna, a middle-aged woman who discovers the diaries of the father she never knew — after her mother’s death — and that he’s actually still alive and well.

"Sankofa is a beautiful exploration of the often complex parameters of freedom, prejudice, and individual sense of self," Witherspoon said of her selection.

Jenna Bush Hager picked The Lincoln Highway, by Amor Towles.

The book tells the story of three boys, formerly inhabitants of a juvenile work farm, who take a ten-day cross-country road trip in 1954.

“Not only is it one of the most beautifully written books I have ever picked up, it’s a story about hope, friendship and companionship in a time when we need it so much,” Hager said in announcing her Read With Jenna book club pick

Good Morning America chose We Are Not Like Them, by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza.

The novel explores what happens to the lifelong friendship of Jen, a white woman, and Riley, a Black woman, when Jen’s husband is involved in the shooting of an unarmed Black teenager.

You can read an excerpt of We Are Not Like Them in GMA's announcement of its choice.

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