Style / September 3, 2014

Wine Sister Summer Reading Lists

Wine Sister Summer Reading List - Wine Sisterhood Blog

What goes best with a glass of wine on a quiet summer evening outside on the deck, porch, beach, or boat? A fantastic book in hand, of course! 

Because we’re always looking for a good book and are sure we have many Wine Sisters out there who are the same way, we got together and jotted down each of our summer reading lists.

Here are the titles we hope to have our eyes glued to all summer long:

Mav’s Summer Reading List:

The Romanov SistersThe Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra by Helen Rappaport 

Frog Music: A Novel by Emma Donoghue

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacey Schiff 



Natalie’s Summer Reading List:

JosephineJosephine: The Hungry Heart by Jean-Claude Baker

But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria! by Julia Reed

Rhett Butler’s People by Donald McCaig

The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family by Mary S. Lowell

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

West of the Revolution by Claudio Saunt 


Chelsea’s Summer Reading List:

On the Noodle RoadOn the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome, with Love and Pasta by Lin-Liu, Jen

American Borders, Carla King

The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman by Margot Mifflin

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon

Travelers’ Tales: A Woman’s World by Marybeth Bond 


Sue’s Summer Reading List:

I Know Why the Caged Bird SingsI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead Sheryl Sandberg

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

September Ends by Hunter S. Jones

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen 


Aliza’s Summer Reading List:

Her: A Memoir by Christa Parravani

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didon

Life Is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally by Patti Digh

Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

Tiny Buddha, Simple Wisdom for Life’s Hard Questions by Lori Deschene

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron


Angeles’ Summer Reading List:

Summer House with Swimming PoolSummer House With Swimming Pool by Hermann Koch

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Home Leave by Brittani Sonnenberg 


Kaysha’s Summer Reading List:

Madame BovaryMadame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, Lowell Bair, Leo Bersani

En el Tiempo de las Mariposas by Julia Alvarez

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan


Did we list any of your favorites? Have a recommendation we should check out too? Share those books in a comment with us below!



  1. lisa a ocallahan

    Arsen by Mia Asher , Inky by J.B .Hartnett, Dear Rock star by Emme Rollins, Jane`s Melody by Ryan Winfield , Rock n roll never forgets by Barbara Stewart,

    19 . Jun . 2014
  2. Theresa

    Check out Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (Author of Seabiscuit). Not for the faint of heart but an incredible true story of survival.

    20 . Jun . 2014
    • Chelsea

      Thank you Theresa for the recommendation! Like we said, we’re always looking for a great book to read!

      20 . Jun . 2014
  3. Sheri

    For something different (cross between Phantom of the Opera and Elephant Man)….Dean Koontz’s book Innocence…luv you ladies!

    20 . Jun . 2014
  4. Patty Diamond

    Must reads….by Jeanne Walls ..The Glass Castle and Unbroken Horses. Two of my favorites by a favorite author. Right now reading the Jefffrey Archer Harry Clifton series.. Easy enjoyable Summer reads which are nice…kind of predictable but oh well…

    24 . Jun . 2014
  5. Kay

    Delicious! by Ruth Reichl; light enough for summer reading but meaty enough it’s not inane.

    24 . Jun . 2014

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