Style / August 9, 2016

Summer Reading and Wine Pairings

Summer Reading and Wine PairingsWe checked our calendars and there are more than enough lazy summer afternoons left to sit back and escape with a great book.

Our friends at HarperCollins helped us put this list of summer must-have titles to celebrate the release of Susan Mallery’s Daughters of the Bride – a must-read novel of the summer, masterfully mixing love, laughter and family drama. It hit bookstore shelves this July and debuted at #15 on the New York Times Bestseller List!

Middle Sister Wines Bookmarks
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Bonus: we created these snarky Middle Sister wines bookmarks. Print out a few for your next book club!

And in true Wine Sister-style, we’ve paired all of the titles with a Middle Sister wine. Don’t forget that Drama Queen Pinot Grigio makes a cameo appearance in Daughters of the Bride!

Find a quiet place to sit, soak up the sun and open up one of these fantastic summer reads:

Middle Sister Drama Queen Pinot Grigio with "Daughters of the Bride"

Book: Daughters of the Bride by Susan Mallery

Pair it with: Middle Sister Drama Queen Pinot Grigio

“Novels don’t get much better than Mallery’s expert blend of emotional nuance, humor and superb storytelling.” – Booklist

Middle Sister Mischief Maker Cabernet with "If You Only Knew"

Book: If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins

Pair it with: Middle Sister Mischief Maker Cabernet Sauvignon

“Poignant, funny and richly entertaining.” — National Public Radio

Middle Sister Surfer Chick Sauvignon Blanc with "Deception Island"

Book: Deception Island by Brynn Kelly

Pair it with: Middle Sister Surfer Chick Sauvignon Blanc

“Intense and exciting, Brynn Kelly’s Deception Island is romantic suspense at its best!”  -New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers

Middle Sister Wild One Malbec with "Sleepless in Manhattan"

Book: Sleepless in Manhattan by Sarah Morgan

Pair it with: Middle Sister Wild One Malbec

”Morgan’s breezy dialogue will keep readers turning the red-hot pages and wishing they could sit down for drinks with this trio of women and the men who capture their hearts.” – Booklist

Middle Sister Rebel Red with "Fatal Identity"

Book: Fatal Identity by Marie Force

Pair it with: Middle Sister Rebel Red Blend

“Marie Force is an awesome storyteller and her Fatal series is one that will just suck you right in.  It doesn’t matter if you start at the first book or the latest, each has a unique story that you can enjoy.” – Night Owl Reviews

Middle Sister Goodie Two-Shoes Pinot Noir with "Don't You Cry"

Book: Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica

Pair it with: Middle Sister Goodie Two-Shoes Pinot Noir

“Mary Kubica has a knack for crafting engrossing psychological thrillers, and Don’t You Cry is no exception.” – InStyle

Middle Sister Chardonnay with "The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper"

Book: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Pair it with: Middle Sister Smarty Pants Chardonnay

“A touching tale of rediscovering someone you love. Arthur Pepper is utterly charming and endearing.” – Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author

Middle Sister Sweet & Sassy Moscato with "America's First Daughter"

Book: America’s First Daughter by Laura Kamoie and Stephanie Dray

Pair it with: Middle Sister Sweet & Sassy Moscato

“[A] triumphant, controversial, and fascinating plunge into the complexities of Revolutionary America, where women held power in subtle ways and men hid dangerous secrets. You’ll never look at Jefferson or his legacy the same way again.” – C.W. Gortner, bestselling author

Middle Sister Forever Cool Merlot with "A Certain Age"

Book: A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams

Pair it with: Middle Sister Forever Cool Merlot

“Like catnip for The Great Gatsby” lovers…a gripping tale of scandal and hedonism.” – Washington Post



  1. Linda

    I wish you had a printable list of titles & wines so I wouldn’t have to set my glass down to copy all this information.

    22 . Aug . 2016
    • Chelsea

      Thanks for the idea, Linda! We don’t have a printable list, but we can see how valuable that would be. We’ll make sure we include one in our next reading list post.

      22 . Aug . 2016

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