Winter is an awesome time to recharge as we are all cozied up in the house avoiding the chilly weather. Most of our team has been enjoying new books this winter while sipping on some Pinot Noir, and here are some of the top favorites we recommend!


The People We Keep

by Allison Larkin

Coming of Age, Music, Found Family

Little River, New York, 1994: April Sawicki is living in a motorless motorhome that her father won in a poker game. Failing out of school, picking up shifts at Margo’s diner, she’s left fending for herself in a town where she’s never quite felt at home. When she “borrows” her neighbor’s car to perform at an open mic night, she realizes her life could be much bigger than where she came from. After a fight with her dad, April packs her stuff and leaves for good, setting off on a journey to find a life that’s all hers.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

by Susanna Clarke

Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism

English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.


by Robin McKinley

Fantasy, Horror, Romance

There are places in the world where darkness rules, where it’s unwise to walk. But there hadn’t been any trouble out at the lake for years, and Sunshine just needed a spot where she could be alone with her thoughts. Vampires never entered her mind.

Until they found her…

Where the Crawdads Sings

by Delia Owens

Historical Fiction, Mystery, Romance

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet fishing village. Kya Clark is barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when the popular Chase Andrews is found dead, locals immediately suspect her.

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by Glennon Doyle

Autobiography, Memoir, Self-Discovery

Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live. It is the story of navigating divorce, forming a new blended family, and discovering that the brokenness or wholeness of a family depends not on its structure but on each member’s ability to bring her full self to the table. And it is the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts so that we become women who can finally look at ourselves and say: There She Is.

Wine and War: The French, the Nazis and the Battle for France’s Greatest Treasure

by Donald Kladstrup & Petie Kladstrup

History, Wine

The remarkable untold story of France’s courageous, clever vintners who protected and rescued the country’s most treasured commodity from German plunder during World War II.

Vineyard Tales: Reflections on Wine

by Gerald Asher

History, Wine

A Napa Valley Cabernet, a French Burgundy, an Orvieto Classico shared among friends in the Umbrian hills-every wine has a story, and Gerald Asher tells it best, without technical jargon. Now in paperback, Asher’s delightful Vineyard Tales evaluates wines from around the world-from secret sun-drenched vineyards on Crete to the celebrated Champagne houses of France-setting each wine in the context of a region’s history and culture, as well as offering an expert’s advice on decanting, tasting, and serving wine.

Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of The Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It

by Dave Quinn

Pop Culture, Biography

The remarkable untold story of France’s courageous, clever vintners who protected and rescued the country’s most treasured commodity from German plunder during World War II.

These are three wines we recommend while reading your newest additions to your home library, and which genres they pair best with. 

Hallberg Ranch: Romance, light reads, and self discovery as it is the “pairs with anything and everything” wine.

Pinot Hill: Fantasy, non-fiction, and longer texts. It has some more tea like notes that go well with these sorts of literary adventures.

Wesley’s Reserve: This deeper and darker wine pairs perfectly with murder mysteries, heartbreaking drama, and Gothic horror.


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